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JFCS Connections – Nov 5, 2021

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Help JFCS Welcome Afghan Refugees Today!

Earlier this year, many fled Afghanistan in in fear for their safety and their futures. In response to the political changes and danger to many of those who stood against the Taliban, the United States is welcoming over 65,000 qualified Afghans who aided the United States in the fight against extremists.

Many of us have been following the news wondering, “How can I help?”

JFCS is proud to offer Refugee Resettlement Services to Afghans as an affiliate of HIAS, the Global Jewish Organization for Refugees. As we are relaunching our program, we are starting fresh as a resettlement agency. This means that monetary donations and volunteer time are important donor contributions. As we get our program rolling, the most expedient way to help Afghan refugees is monetary donations of any size. We appreciate our generous donors who have already provided funding!

As we welcome Afghan refugees into our community, we thank you for your contributions!

Every donation makes a large impact.

Jewish Program Spotlight: Jewish Elder Access (JEA)

When older adults in the Jewish community need guidance from a trusted source, JFCS can help. Our Jewish Elder Access program offers free advice to Jewish older adults. We can connect older adults to a range of services in Tucson and will follow up for 90 days to ensure their needs are met. We also assist with minor home repairs to help Jewish older adults stay in their homes safely.

Some of the services we provide referrals for include:

  • Home Repairs
  • Senior Housing
  • In-Home Care
  • Medical Care
  • Meals
  • Care Management
  • Counseling
  • Health Services
  • Legal Assistance
  • Insurance Resources
  • Employment Assistance
  • Financial Aid
  • Medical Supplies
  • Connections to Synagogues
  • Social Activities and Events

Our JEA consultation program provides a broad range of referrals and guidance tailored to our older Jewish community. Jewish Elder Access is a program of JFCS of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the rabbinical community. The service is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

Call our office at (520) 795-0300 ext. 2253 or email

We're Hiring!

Our employees support the vision, mission, and values of our agency and they are integral to the support we provide to the greater Tucson community. We are small in numbers, but big in the contributions each of us make. JFCS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Divorce Recovery

Divorce Recovery Continues to Offer Virtual Support in Our community with Our Online Support Groups!

Divorce Recovery I

Divorce Recovery I Support Groups (DRI) focus on the beginning of the “endings” process. Through participation in the group process, handouts, and leader presentations, participants will gain a better understanding of the divorce transition journey. It is here where participants share their challenges, losses, and grief in a safe, confidential, and nurturing place. Participants will work on saying goodbye to their relationship and gain strength and hope as they move through this transition. Each session is once a week via Zoom for 8 weeks. A $70 donation is requested, but no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

Registration for Divorce Recovery I Group is currently open for the following group sessions:

  • November: Tuesdays, 11/09 – 12/28
  • December: Wednesdays, 12/01 – 01/19
  • January: Mondays, 01/10 – 02/28

Divorce Recovery II

Divorce Recovery is currently offering a Divorce Recovery II Group starting on Wednesday, November 10th. This group is known as The Transition Journey: The Neutral Zone. The focus of this group is letting go and saying goodbye to the relationship by looking deeper at the relationship and deeper into yourself. The group process helps individuals gain insight and skills on the questions of “who am I now and where am I going?” Using a workbook, handouts, leader presentations, and group discussions, individuals will become empowered to face their new life with hope and confidence. Completion of Divorce Recovery I is highly suggested. Classes are once a week from 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom for 10 weeks. A $75 donation is requested, but no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
If anyone has participants interested in signing up for a Divorce Recovery I Group or Children of Divorce and Changing Family Support Group, please email Jacquie Moreno at with their name, telephone number, email address, and names/ages of children (if applicable), or call (520)795-0300 x2237.

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More about JFCS of Southern Arizona

JFCS of Southern Arizona’s expert, compassionate therapists and staff provide integrated behavioral health care and social services to people of all ages, faiths and beliefs, and all economic backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay. Our clients include children, teens, adults, families, couples and seniors in crisis, victims of trauma, and people with disabilities.