For more than 85 years, JFCS has been on the frontlines when our community
is facing a crisis, and most recently, in ways we could not have imagined.
The 40,000 individuals we serve every year are experiencing an urgent
demand for our services.
Because of your support to the
JFCS COVID-19 Emergency Fund, our staff is able to assist, help and heal all who come to JFCS. Despite
these difficult circumstances, I want to share some good news.
Earlier this month, JFCS’ three integrated healthcare centers and
outpatient behavioral health clinic were certified by
HealthyVerify—the country’s only medically based, scientific and professional
full-service certification company that helps organizations minimize the
risk of transmitting infectious disease. JFCS is Arizona’s first
and only behavioral health organization to be certified by HealthyVerify.
Taking the proper steps to confirm that our organization is doing everything
we can to protect our employees and clients is an important step in doing
our part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, due to the pandemic, we accelerated our strategic initiative
Telehealth services across all programs at JFCS. In mid-March, JFCS quickly pivoted
to deliver almost all of our critical services remotely. We have already
seen a return on investment with increased patient satisfaction and reduction
in missed appointments. Full implementation across the agency has the
potential to reach and treat more individuals and families who need critical
behavioral health, healthcare and social services to lead productive,
We are here for you and hope you are staying safe and healthy. If you or
someone you know needs help, please call us at (602) 256-0528, visit our
website, or email us at
Lorrie Henderson, Ph.D., MBA, LCSW
President & CEO
Your gifts heal lives! Hear from Mario Lippy, Director of JFCS Michael
R. Zent Healthcare Center and Linda Scott, Vice President of Child and
Family Solutions about the impact of your generosity.
Your support of the Just 3 Things Food Pantry has helped many struggling
families and foster teens. This program ensures that no client entering
our doors is faced with hunger while in our care. Below are a few photos
of just some of the donations we received!
We just completed our
2020 Annual Backpack Campaign, an effort that raised enough funds to provide
1800 children with fully supplied backpacks for the new school year.
Shown below: A snapshot of the backpack and supplies each student was given
(right) and a volunteer, Ellen Kirschenbaum, who helped make deliveries
to the clinic sites (left).
Thank you for joining us in healing lives, whatever it takes.