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Jewish Family Service is located in Tamarac Square in southeast Denver.  Our client services center and administrative offices are in the Joyce and Kal Zeff Building,  just north of Benihana restaurant.

Mission Statement

To restore well-being to the vulnerable throughout the greater Denver community by delivering services based on Jewish values.

3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231

Main: (303) 597.5000
Counseling: (303) 597.7777
Fax: (303) 597.7700

News: Posted April 11, 2006
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JFS Receives Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Grant for Another Pair of Hands

Program provides homemaker services to people living with cancer

DENVER - April 11, 2006 - The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recently awarded Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) a grant of $42,375 to support Another Pair of Hands. This program - part of the agency's Solutions for Seniors/Care Connection Department -- provides frequent and affordable homemaker and care management services to individuals of all faiths living with cancer. The Komen Foundation grant will be used to provide services to clients facing the challenge of living with breast cancer.

By offering weekly in-home services, including housecleaning, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and laundering, Another Pair of Hands helps its clients focus their limited energy and resources on their families and their health. Services are provided on a sliding-fee scale based on income. Another Pair of Hands also helps clients access resources they need outside the home such as support groups and food assistance, guides clients through the Medicare/Medicaid process, and advocates for them regarding medical care. The goal is to create a single-point-of-entry for services, advocacy, and support.

Each year, Another Pair of Hands assists 30-35 breast cancer clients between the ages of 25 and 80, who are uninsured, underinsured, or live on a budget that does not allow them access to this type of treatment support. Through the generosity of the Komen Foundation, JFS will continue assisting these clients, serving approximately one-quarter of them at no cost. Also, because of Komen support, Another Pair of Hands is now able to offer its clients living with breast cancer two new services - for one month after a client's death six families will continue to receive homemaker services in an effort to provide a continuum of care; and the program will be able to purchase and use non-toxic cleaning products in an effort to lessen one of the aggravating side-effects of cancer treatment - a compromised sense of smell.

Yvonne Sylvan, Another Pair of Hands program coordinator, says, "This funding will allow us to serve a greater number of people affected by breast cancer and ease families' transitions when they experience a loss. I am grateful to the Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of the Komen Foundation for its continued support of this vital program."

Sylvan is scheduled to speak about Another Pair of Hands at the 2006 Komen Mission Conference, "Many Faces, One Voice," in Washington, D.C. in June. She also was honored to present at this conference in 2002.

Information: Yvonne Sylvan, (303) 597-5000, ext. 339.

About Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service of Colorado is a community agency serving metro Denver that provides professional services, resources and referrals in the areas of mental health counseling, food assistance, adult care management and in-home support services for the frail, elderly, emotionally vulnerable, people with disabilities, refugees and immigrants, and the hungry regardless of faith or economic status. JFS, a nonprofit and nonsectarian human service agency, is one of the oldest organizations in Colorado and impacts the lives of more than 18,000 people each year. For more information, please call 303-597-5000 or visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org.

Alaina Green
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
3201 S. Tamarac Dr.
Denver, CO 80231
ph. 303-597-5000 x367
fax 303-597-7700
agreen@jewishfamilyservice.org
For the latest JFS news, please visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org

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