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Jewish Family Services to Provide Services for GrandFamily Project

6/30/2011

Jewish Family Services, Inc. (JFS) is pleased to announce that they have contracted with the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) and Gorman & Company, Inc.  to provide services to residents at Villard Square, 3427 W. Villard Avenue in Milwaukee,  as a part of the new GrandFamily project. 

Villard Square is a $10 Million, mixed-use development, co-developed by the NWSCDC and Gorman & Company, Inc. that provides housing for older adults and their grandchildren and other multi-generational families. 

JFS has hired Ms. Fredlyn Viel as the Service Coordinator for the Villard Square GrandFamily initiative.  Ms. Viel will provide and arrange social services and connect families to community resources. Previously, she worked at the Jewish Home and Care Center as a social worker in their rehabilitation unit and at Chai Point Senior Living as a social worker for seniors.  She also worked for the Milwaukee County Department of Social Services as a caseworker in youth services and foster care. 

Sylvan Leabman, JFS President/CEO says, “We are excited about this new housing option that will create a unique intergenerational community for older adults and their grandchildren.  We are pleased to be a part of a project that is the first of its kind in Milwaukee, where we will help fulfill the needs of non-traditional families.”

Occupancy is scheduled by August 1st,and applications for rental are being accepted now. To obtain an application, please call Diana (Villard Square) at 414-461-1787.

For more information about the GrandFamily project, please contact Fredlyn Viel at 414-225-1212 or fviel@jfsmilw.org.

Since 1867, Jewish Family Services has provided comprehensive social services to the Milwaukee area Jewish and general community.  Its mission is to provide supportive services that strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions.