United Way has a COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund. They will assist with bills, rent, and food.

Call 1-866-211-9966 to receive a list of local agencies that will provide assistance.

 

 

Reach a counselor today if you are feeling sad, lonely, depressed or suicidal. Call 1-800-273-8255, text 741741 or visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

These are uncertain, unprecedented and highly challenging times for our community, our country, Israel and the world.  An intrinsic part of the Jewish Federations’ core mission is “Kol Yisrael arevim zeh b’zeh” (each of us is responsible for one another). Our shared Jewish values provide a roadmap for weathering this storm, and we will translate those values into community-defining actions, saving lives, caring for the sick and acts of kindness. While the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids follows the guidelines to maximize public health and safety by cancelling events, we remain very much open for business. Our job is to help those in need during a time of great existential and economic insecurity.
 
JFGR encourages everyone to follow the CDC guidelines and our local state guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to protect yourself and others. Please be in touch with your doctor if you are sick and do not be around others if you are not feeling well; we each have a role to play to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.  


We look forward to the time we will resume normal activity. In the meantime, be safe and let us know how we can help. Check the Federation website for updates and new information at https://www.jewishgrandrapids.org/