JVS News

Pilot course teaches leadership for a patient-centered model

March 4, 2015
Boston Herald: A pilot program to put certified nursing assistants in leadership positions is helping to move Hebrew SeniorLife’s nursing home culture away from an institutional feel to a model where residents get more choice and freedom in their day-to-day activities. With the support of a $300,000 grant from the Boston Foundation, Hebrew SeniorLife and its educational partner JVS have been training CNAs to become what they call senior resident assistants, leading teams to help transform the medical model — with its strict schedules — into patient-centered care.
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Speak Up

February 16, 2015
e-Jewish Philanthropy: In a supportive and inclusive workplace, we can all be successful together, and everyone deserves a chance to be a part of such an environment. It is even more important for those who have a disability to be given the chance to advocate for themselves at work. In my own career working with adults who have disabilities, I have often found that finding one’s own voice and engaging in self-advocacy is empowering and can change the way a person experiences all aspects of his or her life.
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Transitions Graduate Gabe Flam Speaks on Employment for People with Disabilities

February 11, 2015
I am proud to have a well-suited job and to get a paycheck. Without JVS’s Transitions To Work Program, I may not have had the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to get a job at a great place like NewBridge On the Charles. I continue to learn a lot and improve my customer service skills. I am doing something that I have always loved which is to be helpful to people.
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Creative new funding mechanisms have been the focus of nonprofits

January 21, 2015
The Boston Globe: Jewish Vocational Service and other nonprofits have undertaken studies of social return on investment that measure and monetize specific client outcomes and create a ratio of those dollar outcomes over expenses. More recently, nonprofit organizations, including ours, have begun using creative new funding mechanisms, such as social impact bonds, which not only measure outcomes, but link public and private funding to those outcomes and the savings they create for state government.
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JVS Awarded State Grants to Train Frontline Health Care Workers

December 13, 2014
Mass Nonprofit News: Nonprofits in Lawrence, Falmouth, Brockton, Watertown, and Boston that focus on healthcare, food assistance, youth, athletics, pet adoption, and skills training recently received grants totaling nearly $500,000.
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