JCARES: Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education and Solutions
- The JCARES Coalition
- JCARES Professional Training Institute
- Partnership for Safer Communities
- Project Shield
JCARES efforts are envisioned and guided by a 50+ member coalition that includes representation from Jewish and secular social service, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault agencies; synagogues; funders; governmental and municipality entities; as well as advocates and community leaders and stakeholders. The Coalition is a synergist for new and strengthened partnerships and collaborative action.
Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Community Coalition Model
A Training for Professionals
September 14, 2016
Wednesday, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Abuse of heroin and other opiates has severe adverse effects on the health and well-being of adolescents, emerging adults, families, and communities. This presentation will increase understanding of opiate misuse and discuss specific action steps that professionals can take to effectively identify, address and respond to the problem.
Project Shield works in partnership with the community to build safe, healthy Jewish relationships and families by heightening awareness and providing education about child sexual abuse.
Support & Funding
JCARES is supported by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Michael Reese Health Trust and other generous donors. Jewish Child & Family Services is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.
Amy Rubin, JCFS Senior Director of Community Services