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Newtown and the Need for Mental Health Services in CT
The tragedy in Newtown has touched us all. Aside from the horror
and the sadness, it has also awakened the community to the need for mental health services. It is
time for all of us in this community to realistically assess what mental health services are
available in our own community to individuals who suffer from emotional and mental illnesses and
who cannot afford private care.
You can help JFS provide comprehensive Mental Health Services in our community.
Newtown 26, 2012 was created by removing and reassembling only 26 cuts of wood. The carving attempts to represent the hopes, unfulfilled aspirations and tragedy that Newtown has come to represent. See and Learn more
Make a Donation Directly to JFS to Further Assist Mental health Services- Any amount is greatly appreciated! Please complete the One Time Donation Information Form below. All donations are tax deductible.
Who We Serve
N, an 83 year old man recently lost his lifelong partner. Struck with grief, and alienated from his family, N had no one to turn to. JFS tracked him down on the coldest day of the winter. He was found walking alone on Main Street crying hysterically. We brought him into a nearby restaurant where we bought him a hot meal, his first in two days. JFS stayed with him, reconnected him with a JFS volunteer he had lost contact with and we now remain in touch with him on a weekly basis should he want more services.
Community Passover Appeal-2013
Today, JFS is readying to distribute over 100 Passover Food baskets.
Yesterday, they distributed cash for Purim.
The day before, they made latkas for Holocaust survivors.
The day before that, they distributed kosher chickens for Thanksgiving.
JFS is caring for both the bodies and minds of our community.
In this time of great need, please consider extending a helping hand to your neighbor by making a donation to JFS.
You are contributing to an organization that is helping families.