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Jewish Family Service Women's Center Continues Important Work Thanks to a Women of Vision Grant | 07-Mar-2013


The Women of Vision Society of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven was founded in 1996 to enhance the quality of life for future generations of Jewish women and their families. Their reach extends from greater New Haven to Israel and around the world. It is especially noteworthy therefore, that for the second year running,  the Women of Vision have continued funding Jewish Family Service of New Haven Women’s Center.


 “Last year when we were honored with the Women of Vision grant, our purpose was solely how the poor economy was impacting women. We focused on how to help provide vocational assistance for women re-entering the workforce. During that process, we realized that jobs were only one piece of the puzzle. Today, women need assistance on many fronts” stated Rachel Scolnic Dobin, social worker at Jewish Family Service.


Motivated by the discovery, JFS conceived a strategy to provide a more holistic approach to women’s initiatives. Rachel explained, “We knew we needed to do more. For example, recently divorced women, who were basically homemakers for over 25 years, face an entire life change beyond the need for employment. We were so grateful to receive continued funding from Women of Vision which allowed us to broaden the scope of our programs.”


The funding allows JFS to provide a safe and confidential place for women to come and receive counseling as needed. One-on-one case management and group workshops are also planned. Now, whether it is vocational guidance for the unemployed or those seeking to reenter the workforce, therapeutic services or learning new skill sets, Jewish Family Service serves as a friendly, professional harbor and resource for women as they navigate major life transitions.

Click here to learn more about the Women of Vision Society. 

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