Loss, Illness and Addiction

Alan's Story

With the recent loss of his wife, Alan was feeling depressed and isolated himself from family and friends. His granddaughter wanted to spend time with him, but he turned everyone away. After reaching out to the Jewish Healing Network of Chicago, Alan is learning coping skills through grief support groups and is reconnecting with his family and friends.

Did You Know?


JCFS has a Back-to-School-Drive


For some children, new backpacks, basic school supplies, are an uncertainty. Children growing up in the state’s child welfare system such as foster care or group homes, families with a child with a disability who face overwhelming medical bills, families who live with poverty…for these children and families starting the school year on the right foot may be out of reach.


Click here to learn how you can help make a difference for these children.