JFS Orlando Awarded $50,000 United Way Grant


Aaron Bernstein (left), Director of Development of JFS Orlando, receives grant check from Jeff Hayward (right), President and CEO of HFUW.


Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) to continue supporting our Central Florida community, including ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households.  

“Our local nonprofit agencies have been and will continue to work tirelessly to keep Central Floridians facing insurmountable challenges afloat,” said Jeff Hayward, President and CEO of HFUW. “Given ALICE households are already one crisis away from financial ruin, many have either depleted or have limited savings to make ends meet. These investments in our partner agencies allow for more support to ALICE families with the services needed to get them through a difficult time.” 

Individuals and families from all over the tri-county area—Orange, Osceola, and Seminole—come to JFS Orlando seeking basic needs and stability. Whether it is learning the tools to avoid homelessness and achieve long-term stability through our Family Stabilization Program, food assistance through our Pearlman Food Pantry, or mental health care through our Counseling services, JFS Orlando’s family of services is there to support our community and get them the help they need. 

“The hardships and cost of living for those we serve in our community continued to grow this year,” said Philip Flynn, Executive Director of JFS Orlando. “We are thankful for our partnership with Heart of Florida United Way to help meet the increasing need for our relief services.”

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