Our Jewish Community Social Worker works closely with community partners and organizations to provide financial, emotional, and social services assistance to those in need.
We work with the Howard County Board of Rabbis to meet the needs of congregants who require short-term counseling or one-on-one emotional support. Our social worker provides comprehensive direction for clients, many of whom suffer from mental health issues, severe emotional needs, or development disabilities.
The Jewish Emergency Network (JEN), connects residents in need to community resources and private professional assistance. JEN makes one-time payments to third-party vendors to cover specific financial needs like essential car repairs, medical bills, utility bills, etc. JEN also provides funds for food and essential supplies.
JFHC, through its Jewish Community Social Worker, provides periodic therapeutic support groups on a range of topics.
Support Groups may focus on bereavement, dealing with COVID-19, “sandwich generation” issues, abuse addiction, and other topics.
In partnership with the JFHC’s Community Chaplain and Hospice Rabbi, we tend to the emotional, social, and intellectual needs of seniors and those isolated at home. The Community Social Worker provides a supportive presence and listening ear to seniors at local assisted living facilities and private homes.