JFCS News

JFCS announces appointment of new Board Chairperson

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JFCS is proud to announce the appointment of Barbara Befferman Danes as the new Board Chair. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Barbara Befferman Danes came to Tucson six years ago with her husband Dr. Peter Danes to begin their retirement. Barbara’s career ranged from social work to business, and, most recently, she worked as the CEO of… Read more »

JFCS receives $5K Community Impact Award

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Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is the proud recipient of the Connie Hillman Family Foundation Impact Award in the amount of $5,000 that was awarded at the Social Venture Partners (SVP) “Fast Pitch” competition held at the Leo Rich Theater on November 9, 2017. After a competitive written application, a series… Read more »

Dr. Richard Carmona: “The Challenge of Brain Health in War and Peace”

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JFCS and the Mel Sherman Institute on Mental Health are proud to present a free public lecture featuring Dr. Richard Carmona, who will discuss the responsibility of caring for the physical and psychological well-being of our veterans and seniors. Dr. Carmona is the 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Chief of Health Innovations at Canyon Ranch, and… Read more »

Shalom in Every Home: Let it Begin with Me

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Please join JFCS & the LEAH program Shalom in Every Home 2-part Family Lecture Series Let It Begin With Me: Building & Strengthening Meaningful Connections with Those You Love Free and Open to the Public. Join us for one or both talks. Where: The Library at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85718… Read more »

10 Book Readings Scheduled throughout Community

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To Tell Our Stories

With the variety of dates, times, and locations, there is sure to be a reading that fits your schedule. LEARN MORE about the book “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona,” the survivors featured in the book, and our unique book readings.

Project Safe Place: Making a Difference in Pima County

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JFCS was one of six agencies recognized in the Pima County Community Development Annual Impact Report for delivering outstanding services to underserved and disadvantaged people in our community. Our Project Safe Place program was highlighted for achieving positive outcomes in trauma-informed therapy for children ages 3 to 18 who are victims of crime or abuse. JFCS is thankful for… Read more »

Carlos A. Hernández Receives 1st Place Influential Health & Medical Leader Award

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JFCS President and CEO Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) is proud to announce that CEO & President, Carlos A. Hernández is the first place winner of the 2017 Influential Health and Medical Leader Award in the category of Mental Health & Psychiatric Services. Every year, Tucson Local Media honors local medical and healthcare professionals who… Read more »

Kelly Burroughs Named JFCS Vice President of Clinical Services

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Kelly Burroughs

As the Vice President of Clinical Services for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, Kelly Burroughs, MA, LAC, BHP, CCTP brings more than 20 years of experience in social services and behavioral health. She has extensive experience in the publicly funded behavioral health system and in social services for children and families. Prior to… Read more »

Liz Hernández Named JFCS Director of Marketing & Development

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Liz Hernandez

Prior to accepting her new Tucson-based position as Director of Marketing & Development for Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona, Liz Hernández served for three years as Marketing Manager, and then Director of Public Relations and Communications for Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Phoenix. “Liz’s strong marketing and communications skills, innovative style, and… Read more »

Bank of Tucson Awards $5,000 to JFCS for First Responders Counseling Program

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May 15, 2017, Tucson, AZ – Bank of Tucson recently donated $5,000 to Jewish Family & Children’s Services (JFCS)for its First Responders Counseling Program that provides confidential 24-hour therapeutic counseling to our community’s firefighters, police officers, and other first-responders along with their families—at no cost to them. “In keeping with Bank of Tucson’s commitment to support… Read more »