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2008 – 2009

  • JFS received a contract from the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Economic Support Division to provide Food Stamp recertification to those limited English speaking immigrants who are entitled to Food Share program support.
  • JFS continues to be a significant provider of Family Care, care management services for low-income adults over the age of 60 in Milwaukee County, serving over 550 member clients during the year.
  • JFS received $10.4 million in Affordable Housing Section 42 tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and closed on Deerwood Crossing, a 66 unit affordable housing apartment building. Construction will begin in summer 2009 with a projected completion/move-in date of summer 2010. Associated Development Corporation became the Tax Credit investor. As part of this project, JFS Housing, Inc. was created with the purpose of developing housing to support the mission of JFS. A lead gift from the Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust helped solidify the financials aspects of Deerwood Crossing, which will be a Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) under Wisconsin law.
  • The Young Adults Independence Project participant mailing list reached 40 households.
  • JFS began a support group specifically for individuals with developmental disabilities and chronic mental illness to address living with their diagnosis.
  • Over 375 individuals attend the Community Mental Health Education Conference on depression and suicide awareness.
  • JFS partnered with Children’s Outing Association to offer an art therapy class for children who have witnessed or experienced gun violence in their home.
  • The American Psychological Association (APA)-approved Raising Safe Kids parenting program, to continue to work with mothers who are recovering addicts. Meta House and JFS were included in an APA national study of the efficacy of the Raising Safe Kids program, along with seven other sites across the country.
  • The Honor Your Aging Parent Wellness program presented information to over 130 participants to increase caregiver knowledge of available resources and to increase their comfort level in having difficult conversations with a loved one about issues of aging.
  • Gina Botshtein, Vice President of Older Adult Services, was named one of Milwaukee’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Milwaukee Magazine and MRA-The Management Association.
  • The Bayshore Town Center office was expanded and remodeled to office space for individual sessions and a group room was added, providing confidentiality and convenience for our clients.
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