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For over 40 years, Divorce Recovery has been providing support to local Tucsonans going through a divorce or separation.
This program was initially an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and in 2021 it merged with JFCS to consolidate their resources, experience, and services.
Jewish Emergency Financial Assistance (JEFA) through the support of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Jewish Community Foundation and very caring donors, helps Jewish individuals and families with emergency financial assistance to avoid eviction, utility shut-off and hunger by offering short term financial assistance in several areas.
Project Safe Place (PSP) provides evidence-based counseling services to individuals of all ages who are victims (survivors) or witnesses of crime including domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual and physical abuse, human trafficking, stalking, and many other types of crime that unfortunately are far too common in today’s world.
We bring broad connections and support to our clients, beginning with a care plan that emphasizes quality of life, self-reliance, and independence. Our plans are holistic, addressing 7 key life arenas: each client’s immediate environment, social connections, finances, legal issues, and medical, spiritual, and psychological needs.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Divorce Recovery greatly relies on the generous donations of its community. Thank you to the individuals and businesses who have so graciously contributed to our cause. These donations help ensure individuals and families going through divorce or separation have the support and guidance needed during this time of transition.
CHAI Circle is a group of Jewish women in the community who have or have had cancer and believe that it is important for women to have each other for support, encouragement, understanding, and even humor. Our mission is to empower women to be active and informed survivors. Our goals include education, mentoring, socialization, spirituality, and support.
Our Family Connections and Nurturing Parenting Program aims to keep children safely in their homes by reducing the risk of child abuse/neglect and increasing parenting capacities. Our services are trauma-informed, person-centered, and consider each family’s unique needs.
Divorce Recovery is a program that is managed and led by volunteers. Our group leaders are committed to serving adults and children who are going through the break-up of their family relationship. They are exceptionally committed women and men who have been willing to spend hundreds of hours in service to others.
Andrea Ballard, MBA, is Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Family & Children’s Services for Southern Arizona. Prior to joining JFCS, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance for the Tucson Association of REALTORS for the past eleven years. Andrea brings a wide range of financial and accounting skills to our organization, having worked in the casino industry for close to twenty years.
Carlos A. Hernández has served as Director of Quality Management with Pantano Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, Research Project Coordinator with Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a part-time social work consultant, a program supervisor with the Association House of Chicago’s Independent Living Program, and a case manager for that organization’s foster care program.