SARASOTA, FL – (January 28, 2022) JFCS of the Suncoast was recently awarded three grants for its Building Strong Families program.
Building Strong Families, offered in Sarasota and Manatee counties since 2003, is a project geared towards keeping families with school-age children in the home safely housed in their present home by providing financial assistance and case management services because of a job loss or reduced earnings.
The grants include:
- $10,000 from Truist Bank
- $25,000 from the Virginia White Clark Memorial Fund at the Bank of America Client Foundation, for use in the Employment and Financial Stability program of Building Strong Families
- $50,000 from the Siemer Family Foundation Fund at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation
The grants will help JFCS continue to serve those at risk of homelessness because of domestic violence, substance abuse, divorce/separation, medical crisis, employment loss and other life challenges. The program is also geared at reducing school mobility among low-income students. Services include intensive case management, counseling, education, employment coaching and budgeting tools.
“Like many of the programs offered by JFCS, Building Strong Families relies on the generosity of donors and area foundations who understand the importance of these essential human services in our community,” said Ron Katz, JFCS Chief Development Officer. “By supporting prevention-focused programs, our donors help us provide the most appropriate services to individuals and families from across the region.”
For more information on JFCS, please visit http://jfcs-cares.org.
About JFCS: One of the Florida Suncoast’s leading mental health and human services agencies, JFCS offers programs that support youth, families, seniors and veterans. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, services are delivered on a non-denominational basis and with the goal of empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency and stability. JFCS of the Suncoast believes all people are to be treated with dignity and respect and have equal opportunity to physical well-being, self-expression and joy. For more information, visit https://JFCS-Cares.org/ or call (941) 366-2224.