JFCS East Bay FY18 Annual Report - Page 4

“JFCS East Bay’s Immigration Attorney was so kind and supportive
in helping my parents with their citizenship application and interview!
Successfully taking this step will make a huge difference in their lives.
It was so reassuring to have JFCS East Bay’s help through the process.”
— Luis Valdez
1 , 835
delivered to homebound seniors
and Holocaust survivors.
“JFCS East Bay was such a wonderful resource for my
beloved mother, Vera Adler, a Holocaust survivor who
recently passed away. For the past eleven years, JFCS
East Bay helped me take care of all of my mom’s needs
so she could live out her life in our family home. This gave
Mom and our family such a sense of security. We will be
forever grateful for JFCS East Bay’s kindness and support.”
were supported
emotionally and
“I’ve been a volunteer with JFCS East Bay for a long time, teaching
English to refugees. It’s not always easy, but I’ve gotten to see so
much success as my students learn the language, get settled here in
our community, grow up, go to college, get married. These people
have become close friends and I’m honored to be part of their
lives and watch their accomplishments. So many people who
have touched my heart and brought so much love!”
— Susan Rosthal
received on-site mental
health services.
“As the Director of Booth Memorial child care center in Oakland,
I have seen firsthand how JFCS East Bay’s early childhood
mental health consultation services have helped our
classrooms become safe, thriving environments for children
to grow and learn in. Our teachers are now much more able to
support our children’s social and emotional development. JFCS
East Bay’s services are a great resource to our center and have
contributed to a healthier environment for our teachers and kids.”
— Aziza Nurzai
“I came to the United States in 1955, after the war and after
having lost everything. As I get older, it has been hard to
celebrate Jewish holidays alone. Every time a volunteer
comes to my door with a fresh and delicious meal and a bag
of Kosher goodies, I feel less alone. JFCS East Bay brings
a bright light to the Jewish holidays for me. I will never
received family support
and trauma counseling.
— Monica Adler
— Bridgett Crawford
“I was completely lost and frightened when I arrived from
Afghanistan without any idea of how I could live here and
take care of my child. JFCS East Bay has helped in so many
ways. Now we have a safe home and a group of wonderful
volunteers. My case manager helps in every way possible.
I have a long road ahead, but feel less scared and more
hopeful about the future.”
— Miriam Silver
were provided with
legal services.
gave back to our community.
of home care
services helped
seniors age at home.
integration and
“JFCS East Bay’s home care program has changed my life.
I can actually get out of the house now. My caregiver takes
me for walks in the park, drives me to the grocery store, and
helps me visit my friends. Since I have been getting this help, I
don’t feel as isolated as I used to. And having support around the
house gives me peace of mind that I can keep living at home
even as I get older.”
— Jon Rosenthal
“Our family was separated at the border and JFCS East Bay
helped bring us back together. Once we were reunited, my
son just seemed angry all the time. Our JFCS East Bay
therapist helped me understand how his time in ICE
detention was affecting his behavior. Now when he
acts out, I feel like I know him better and can be more
patient and helpful to him. Healing from being apart
from each other will take a long time, but I have
faith that together, we’ll be able to do it.”
— Mariana Garcia

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