JFS Receives Government Grant for Local Survivors
Jewish Family Services has been awarded $196,000 for its initiative focused on Person Centered Trauma Care. JFS assists 241 local survivors of Nazi Persecution; 170 who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. The grant is part of a five-year, $12 million U.S. government initiative to provide support to survivors, and is subject to matching grant dollars. The U.S. government has provided money to Holocaust survivors in the past, but this is the first time the money addresses issues of aging.