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Feb 24, 2021

Program to Help Senior Adults From Diverse Backgrounds

Senior Adults

Studies have shown that more than 90% of all adults have experienced trauma by the time they reach their senior years. To help Federation continue to provide a safety net of social services for the most vulnerable people in our community, a new program will focus on the unique issues faced by immigrants in Miami as they age. Funded by The Jewish Federations of North America, the initiative will build on Federation’s experience using Person-Centered Trauma-Informed (PCTI) care to work with Holocaust Survivors. The expanded Critical Care Program will address the needs of older adults from immigrant communities, especially those who have survived past traumas, as they navigate housing, food insecurity, healthcare access, social isolation and more. With the goal of gaining a better understanding of the complex concerns of this population, Federation is hosting focus groups on Zoom for community leaders to interact and brainstorm on best practices, Thursday, March 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. or Friday, March 12 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Fran Katz, Community Support Coordinator, at fkatz@gmjf.org.

Join Us for the Judicial Reception

Join Us for the Judicial Reception

Join Miami’s legal elite at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys’ Division 36th Annual Judicial Reception on Wednesday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m.

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Helping Those Facing Food Insecurity

Helping Those Facing Food Insecurity

Volunteer Jacobo Fux joined 25 volunteers who packed bags of fresh produce, challah, kosher meat and non-perishables and placed then in nearly 300 cars, serving more than 1,100 individuals.

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Teens Advocating Together

Teens Advocating Together

The second year of Teens Advocating Together, a partnership between Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP, concluded last month with two days of virtual advocacy meetings with elected officials in Tallahassee.

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Learn About Severe Autism

Learn About Severe Autism

While the public perception about “living on the spectrum” is palpable, user-friendly and often characterizes those diagnosed with autism as “quirky geniuses,” it is far from reality.

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