A weekly e-newsletter from JFS of Middlesex County
JFS is a non-profit social services agency serving all members of the community from all backgrounds. Your generous support enables us to provide crucial programs for those in need.
Join Us in Highland Park!
This week we are excited to kick off our Lunch with Friends Program in Highland Park!
JFS’ congregate meal program, Lunch with Friends, offers local seniors nutritious kosher meals, lively discussion and quality time to spend with new and returning friends. This week's reopening in Highland Park is in collaboration with the Highland Park Community Center.
Senior adults interested in joining our Lunch with Friends program in Highland Park or Monroe Township should call 732-777-1940 or email office@jfsmiddlesex.org for more information. To help JFS ensure that our seniors are eating well and staying connected, click here to donate. Thank you for your support!
Do You Know a Displaced Homemaker
That Needs Our Help?
Displaced homemakers are individuals who have lost their primary source of income due to divorce, separation, or death of a spouse or partner, or who are living with a disabled spouse/partner. Mainly women, displaced homemakers are often single mothers who are working hard to find gainful employment to support themselves and their children. They often have low-paying jobs or multiple part-time jobs without benefits or steady income. Many displaced homemakers have spent years taking care of their family, unable to compete in the current job market due to rusty or outdated skills.
This is where the JFS Women’s Center can help – supporting displaced homemakers as they work toward financial self-sufficiency through education, job readiness, life skills development and connection to supportive services. Taking the first steps toward professional and personal development are often the most difficult, but with the JFS Women's Center at your side, you are not alone.
To connect with the JFS Women’s Center, call 732-777-1940 or email womenscenter@jfsmiddlesex.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Job Readiness Workshop Empowers Job Seekers
What do job seekers need for a successful job search?
This week, Diane M., JFS Career Development Specialist, shared with workshop participants the keys to “Successful Job Search in the Post-COVID Job Market.” Lively group discussions focused on the best ways to market skills and target job search for success by identifying and addressing obstacles and outlining strategies to communicate with confidence. Participants were encouraged and refreshed, ready for a successful job search to find the right job right now.

If you or someone you know needs help with job search, contact the JFS Career Center at 732-777-1940 or email office@jfsmiddlesex.org
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
While these past two years have highlighted the importance of safeguarding one's physical health, we cannot ignore the pandemic’s effects on mental health as we enter the post-COVID era.
At JFS, we are committed to supporting the mental health of our community. If you or someone you know needs help, contact us at 732-777-1940 or office@jfsmiddlesex.org. Please consider making a donation to support JFS mental health services as we strive to meet the growing needs of our community.

Read our recent Keeping Wellness in Mind blog.
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