JFSCNJ’s Project Ceasse receives grant from Greater MetroWest NJ
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JFSCNJ’s Project Ceasse receives grant from Greater MetroWest NJ

(Courtesy JFSCNJ)
(Courtesy JFSCNJ)

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey’s Project Ceasse (Combating Elder Abuse through Supportive Services and Education), entering its fourth year of service to the Union County community, received $20,000 from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Since the program began, as one of the services for older adults that JFSCNJ offers to the community, it has developed the reputation as the go-to agency to address elder abuse. The program provides service to older adults and their caregivers in addition to offering community education on the various signs of abuse and how to report it.

According to Kenneth Rosenberg, chair of JCF’s grant review committee, “The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Grant Review Committee was proud to award $20,000 to JFSCNJ’s Project CEASSE program to assist them in combatting elder abuse in the community. JFSCNJ’s CEASSE program exemplifies what it means to engage in tikkun olam — repairing the world and the committee is grateful to be able to support such worthy programs.”

National statistics suggest that elder abuse is on the rise, especially during the ongoing pandemic. As a part of the covid-19 recovery efforts, Project Ceasse will continue to provide community education and services. It offers online services, and its in-person interventions are provided safely through mental health services, nursing, homecare, and connections to community resources.

Project Ceasse gets funding from the Healthcare Foundation of NJ, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, the JFNA Center for Aging and Trauma, and the Union County Division on Aging. It is open to Union County residents, agencies, and community groups. For more information, email Peter Jacob at pjacob@jfscentralnj.org or call (908) 352-8375.

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