Jill Rozenzweig (of blessed memory) was a longtime advocate of children and believed that services for at-risk children could change the trajectory of their lives. Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS) continues to support her vision with a variety of programs and services.
One of these services includes trauma-informed therapy for children experiencing mental health concerns. Some are struggling with relationships with family or problems in school, and many are coping with difficult emotions or stress. Through age-appropriate approaches backed by research, JFCS’s counselors continue to help children struggling with these issues.
JFCS is also focused on improving the lives of children through prevention services for both child abuse and neglect. Through in-home family preservation programs, trained practitioners utilize research-based interventions to help families better their coping skills, decrease parental stress, and improve overall family functioning. Last year, these programs received referrals for 384 at-risk children. JFCS served 175 families with 3,470 home visits, preventing hundreds of children from experiencing traumatic experiences in their homes or foster care.
The Jill Rozenzweig Memorial Fund has been established in Jill’s memory complete with a matching grant from the Margolis Foundation. For more information, please contact Jessica Mattix at [email protected].