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You can give the gift of summer camp to a struggling child

Client’s name changed to protect confidentiality.Photos are of Quest campers from various years. A child diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or other social or emotional challenges may struggle with making friends and handling social situations. For Mark*, a home-schooled child diagnosed … Continue reading

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Outstanding volunteer receives Jefferson Award

Volunteer Jeff Herzog keeps a sign posted above his desk listing the eight degrees of giving according to Jewish principles. The eighth, and highest, principle written on his sign says: “To help another to become self-supporting by means of a … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year celebration returns to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster

Following the highly successful first Lunar New Year celebration in Squirrel Hill last February, organizers are proud to co-sponsor the event again and invite you to welcome the Year of the Fire Rooster. Organizers and partners of the celebration include … Continue reading

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You can help change the lives of refugees and immigrants in our region

We wish to thank so many of you for your generous offers to help new refugees coming to our country and region. Jewish Family & Children’s Service has been resettling refugees and supporting immigrants for decades in the Greater Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Mom’s Coffee Club: a cup of companionship for adoptive moms

At JF&CS, a group of adoptive moms meets monthly to share stories about parenting their adopted children and to lend support to each other. Created more than a decade ago for women who adopted internationally, group members now include domestic … Continue reading

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Restoring your balance after great stress

Last week’s election was a dramatic example of serious division in our nation. The depth of conflicting views has put stress not only on our political system but also on relationships between friends and family members who may have differing … Continue reading

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Immigrants and Refugees are Finding Their Way in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is your home. You know your bridges and your bus routes, how to get to your doctor or grocery store, renew your driver’s license, and probably find a plumber. In an emergency, you can dial 911 and know that … Continue reading

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