Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Meet the JFS Family Support Team

Meet the JFS Family Support Team

Cindy Minetti, JFS Director; Gail Osnos, Family Support Coordinator; & Sue Charlip, Office Coordinator

Gulf Coast’s JFS Family Support Services provides a safety net for Jewish individuals and families of Pinellas and Pasco counties during times of need. This includes linking the person with needed services and providing emergency support for shelter, in-home care, crisis financial aid, medicine, and food.  Jewish communal staff work very closely with referral sources including all local Rabbis, synagogues, Philip Benjamin Tower, JCC, Federation, and other Jewish organizations to ensure JFS is providing the services most needed in the community.

Clients often write notes to let us know how they are doing.  “I must say the amount of generosity is so unbelievable…the assistance was more than anyone could ask for and receive…” from a recent client note.

In addition to emergency financial support, Family Support Services has a Food Pantry with both Kosher and basic food items available to Jewish individuals and families.  Throughout the year, donated non-perishable food is collected from the local community.

If you or someone you know needs support services, or if you want to volunteer with us, contact Gail Osnos, Family Support Coordinator, at 727-479-1806.

This program is made possible thanks to a grant by the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties. We support the Federation’s principle of Klal Yisrael and the importance of support of the Federation Annual Champaign.

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