"My wife and I were acting as primary caregivers for our friends in Woodstock. They are an elderly couple who required an immense amount of care due to their health conditions and age. Our immediacy was crucial to their comfort and well-being, but when the time came when we would not be available to help them, we were fraught with worry.
Then, we contacted Jewish Family Services. Without hesitation and with great loving spirit, they referred us to someone who assembled a team of professionals who would be there for our aged friends when we weren't around. The people who came to the rescue were highly skilled; able to shop, cook and clean and provide the care we could not. Additionally, a social worker was assigned to visit them regularly to make certain that their needs were being met and remained on call in case of emergency.
This was such a blessing not only to our dear friends, but to us, knowing that the people we love are in good hands. The care that JFS provided was generous and thorough, and they were able to keep it at an affordable rate for our friends who, while they were not without funds, were not wealthy either. We have since called on JFS whenever the need arose and have always received the same warm, immediate, efficient response.
JFS receives some support from the Ulster County Jewish Federation and other organizations, but they are always struggling to gather resources to continue to be able to help people in such an effective manner.
If you are not already familiar with JFS, it would be a great benefit to you and your loved ones to make yourself aware of the services they provide. Please consider contributing generously to their vital mission." Follow this link to make a contribution to JFS. https://secure.qgiv.com/for/jfsouc
JFS at (845) 338-2980 (Ph)
(845) 331-4875 (FX) -
JFS is the only social service agency in the county to provide Behavioral Health Services in clients’ homes instead of requiring them to come to an office.