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To help to heal and educate a community, you have to be immersed in it. Throughout the year, we take our JFCS experts and volunteers to the streets – to synagogues, churches, schools, senior living centers and more, to host informative and engaging programs so that the individuals can learn about getting help for themselves or others.

Listed below are just some of community outreach presentations we make available to the public at large. For information on arranging a presentation for your organization, please call 856-424-1333.

BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & PACKING FOR COLLEGE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Building Healthy Relationships is an outreach program provided to area public schools, synagogues, churches, and parent organizations to promote healthy friendships and dating relationships and to raise awareness of the dangers of abusive teen relationships. A mission of the program is to educate teenagers about creating healthy relationships so that they themselves do not become victims or perpetrators of domestic abuse. Packing for College is a program designed to prepare college-bound students with tools and knowledge needed to keep safe when away at school. We also help to train professionals in our area (such as medical, dental practitioners) to recognize red flags of abuse and provide resources. Contact Hilary Platt at hplatt@jfedsnj.org to arrange a presentation for your organization.

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES

JFCS is partnered with one of the world’s foremost biotechnology companies, Genzyme, to raise awareness for all Jewish genetic diseases. Approximately one in four people in the Ashkenazi Jewish population is a carrier of a Jewish genetic disease.  If two carriers of the same condition have children together, there is a 25% chance with each pregnancy that their child will be born with the disease.
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RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD

Right In Our Backyard is an awareness and prevention program targeting the epidemic of opiate addiction in suburban areas.  The presentation is a powerful outreach program, which offers a panel of two parents who each lost a child to addiction, an addictions specialist, a young adult in recovery, and a member of law enforcement.  This program is sponsored by Gregg Wolfe, in loving memory of his son Justin Wolfe, who lost his life to a heroin overdose, and the Camden County Division of Health and Human Services. To bring this presentation to your school, synagogue, church, or organization, contact Meredith Cohen at mcohen@jfedsnj.org.

60+ FAIRS & OUTREACH

Some say the 60+ services offered by JFCS are the best kept-secrets in Southern New Jersey.  However, we like to share the news with everyone. Our senior services staff can come to your office, your senior living center, or can host an information booth at your upcoming senior festival.  The staff offers a comprehensive presentation outlining the plethora of services offered – from in-home care services, to transportation assistance and catered home delivered meals (we offer complimentary food sampling, so you can taste for yourself why so many 60+ individuals use our delivery services).

THIS LIFE COUNTS (TLC)

This Life Counts (TLC) is brought to the public through a partnership of JFCS and the Cherry Hill Police Department, to engage the community on the difficult issue of youth suicide and mental health issues.  An alarming statistic reflects that since 2000, suicide rates for 10-14 year olds have doubled.  Through TLC, a panel of experts provides awareness and tools for prevention, such as discussion of warning signs and protective factors, how to help those who may need it, and available resources. This program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Camden County Board of Freeholders, Jewish Women’s Foundation, Gesher Philanthropy Initiative/ JCC Camps at Medford, and Mitchell and Jodi Ziets.  To bring this presentation to your school, synagogue, church, or organization, contact Meredith Cohen at mcohen@jfedsnj.org.