JFSA Achieving Potential: Gloria and Irving Fine Family Advocacy and Support Services Program

JFSA Achieving Potential: Family Advocacy and Support is a unique program designed to assist those we serve and their families to navigate the mental health and developmental disabilities systems.

Kathy Leb, Family Advocacy and Support Service Coordinator

JFSA helps families navigate the mental health and developmental disabilities systems so that families can take advantage of opportunities they may qualify for and tools to help them plan for their loved one’s future.

Education
• Help families understand how the systems work and what help is available.
• Assist with education plans in private, public, or parochial schools, grades K – 12.
Advocacy
• Coordinate and plan for special needs trusts and long-term/lifetime planning
• Obtain government benefits
• Letters of Intent
• Burial arrangements
• Nursing home and assisted living applications and visits
• HUD and Section 8 housing applications
Lifetime Planning
The need for lifetime assistance is a number one concern for many families who care for a loved one with disabilities. With the personalized help and guidance of JFSA’s professional staff, a lifetime plan can be customized for a loved one with disabilities.