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To help heal and educate a community, one must be immersed in it. Throughout the year, JFCS experts and volunteers visit synagogues, churches, schools, senior living centers, and more to host engaging programs so that educate community members about getting help for themselves or others. Listed below are JFCS community outreach presentations that are available to the public. To learn about arranging a presentation for your organization, please call 856-424-1333.

ADDICTION AWARENESS & PREVENTION (RIGHT IN OUR BACKYARD)

Right In Our Backyard is an awareness and prevention program targeting the epidemic of opiate addiction in suburban areas. This powerful outreach presentation 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 Board of Freeholders. To bring this presentation to your school, synagogue, church, or organization, contact Meredith Cohen at mcohen@jfedsnj.orgTell Me More

SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION (THIS LIFE COUNTS)

Through a partnership between JFCS and the Cherry Hill Police Department, This Life Counts engages tweens, teens, parents, and educators in important conversations about 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, a discussion of warning signs and protective factors, and available resources for those who need help. To bring TLC to your school, synagogue, church, or organization, contact Meredith Cohen at mcohen@jfedsnj.org.

Grant funding provided by Camden County Board of Freeholders.

BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & PACKING FOR COLLEGE

“Building Healthy Relationships” is presented 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. The program’s goal  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 the tools and knowledge they will need to keep safe when away at school. We also help to train medical, dental, and mental health professionals in our area to recognize red flags of abuse and provide resources. Contact Hilary Platt at hplatt@jfedsnj.org to arrange a presentation for your organization.

60+ FAIRS & OUTREACH

Some say that JFCS 60+ Services 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 or senior living center, or can host an information booth at your upcoming senior festival. Our comprehensive presentations outline the plethora of services JFCS offers – from in-home care services, to transportation assistance and catered home delivered meals (including complimentary food sampling, so you can taste for yourself why so many 60+ individuals use our delivery services). To learn more, contact Rebecca Rosenau at rrosenau@jfedsnj.org

JEWISH GENETIC DISEASES

JFCS has 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. Tell Me More