Community Foundation of Sarasota

Charlotte P. Graver Fund & Community Foundation of Sarasota County Award $60,000 grant to JFCS for program and event support

Sarasota, FL (January 2, 2018) – JFCS of the Suncoast was recently awarded a $60,000 grant from the Charlotte P. Graver Fund and Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide support for JFCS community based outreach programs and events. The funds will be used toward ongoing funding needs for JFCS’ seven focal areas, which include outreach…

Season of Sharing

Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $50,000 grant to JFCS to support families in need

Sarasota, FL (December 21, 2017) – As part of its Season of Sharing program and fund distribution, Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded JFCS of the Suncoast $50,000 to support families in need.    The funds will be allocated to provide emergency need support to local families who have special needs and/or extenuating circumstances…

JFCS Cooking Matters Press Release

JFCS honors Cooking Matters Program Graduates

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 29, 2017) – Thanks to a special federal grant and partnership with All Faiths Food Bank, JFCS recently honored seven Health Family program participants who “graduated” from their six-week Cooking Matters program.    This free program gave participants the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals on a budget for the…

Children’s Crisis Team Specialist

The Children’s Crisis Team (CCT) specialist is responsible for providing time limited in-home prevention/intervention counseling, substance abuse prevention education and/or treatment for individual and/or group counseling to children/families, assistance to address domestic violence and expedited referral to community services or resources. Qualifications: Minimum of 2 years’ experience serving at risk children/families Knowledge of crisis counseling techniques and…

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Volunteer Recognition Brunch

Each year, JFCS of the Suncoast honors individuals for their commitment to community service and for making a difference in the lives of children, families, seniors, veterans and individuals who are effected by a cancer diagnosis. Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization and provide vital services and support to individuals and families who turn…

Celebrity Chef event

Celebrity Chefs

The Annual Celebrity Chefs held at The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers several events throughout the day.  An optional Golf Challenge featuring a scramble format is held on the Islandside Golf Course followed by the featured Celebrity Chefs Food & Wine Tasting, auction, live music all held “Under the Tent.”  This casual food and…

JFCS Cancer Support

SMH, JFCS Partnership to Expand Wellness Programs for Cancer Patients, Families & Caregivers

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 23, 2017) – A partnership between Sarasota Memorial Health Care System and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast will provide dedicated wellness and exercise classes for cancer patients, their family members and caregivers at the health system’s HealthFit center. The area’s only medically certified fitness center, HealthFit currently provides about…