JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE of MetroWest NJ — a social service agency providing mental health counseling and assistance to area residents on a non-discriminatory basis — has received a $1,500 grant from Investors Foundation to support case management.
Issues uncovered during a client’s regular counseling sessions often require a social worker’s follow-up beyond working hours. The grant will allow the agency to provide case management services that, due to the fiscal environment of the government and the health care and insurance industries, have become more difficult to support financially. Such services offer the guidance necessary to provide the most vulnerable individuals in the community — those with pervasive mental illness, chronic financial issues, and dependency issues — with the opportunity to live in a safe, stable, and healthy environment.
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, created the foundation in 2005 to support initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education, and affordable housing.
JFS MetroWest is an agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. For information, call 973-765-9050 or visit jfsmetrowest.org.