Posts Tagged ‘foster care’

Detroit Jewish News article from March 24, 2016 titled "125 Years of Service"

Orchards Children’s – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Jewish women in Detroit have had some remarkable accomplishments over the past 100 years. We know this. So, why am I thinking about this particular topic for this week’s column? Because I had a very pleasant and interesting meeting with Michael E. Williams. The meeting came about by happenstance on Mackinac Island in June. We…

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Erika Jones holds a photo of her daughter Samantha. Photo by John Hardwick

Mom With A Mission

Vivian Henoch Special To The Jewish News Meet Erika Jones, defining tikkun olam at the Judson Center. Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones: an adoptive mom, a foster mom — a passionate and outspoken mom.…

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JFS established group homes for the elderly.

JFS Historical Highlights

1928  The Jewish Social Service Bureau is incorporated to promote “family welfare and welfare of children among the Jewish people of Detroit and environs.” 1930s The first Homemaker Service Program in Michigan is started to serve children in homes with an ill or absent mother. 1940s The agency’s focus with children shifted to foster care…

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