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Everyone at JSSA – from our leadership to our volunteers – has a story to tell about the consequential work we do. Check out our blog for updates from across our departments.

Check out our News section for press highlights about our work.

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  1. JSSA Mental Health Clinician: Talk to Your Kids About Depression and Suicide

    Following the suicides at the end of last year of two local teens, Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C,…
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    Why parents need to talk to their kids about depression and suicide
  2. JSSA Receives $10,000 to Help Holocaust Survivors

    Earlier this month, JSSA received its second $10,000 grant from the Family & Nursing Care…
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    Grant allows Premier Homecare to help Holocaust survivors by providing in-home care
  3. Listen: JSSA Hospice Social Worker on Palliative Care Chat Podcast

    JSSA Hospice social worker Arlen Grad Gaines was a recent guest on the University of…
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    JSSA social worker Arlen Grad Gaines on Palliative Care Chat podcast
  4. Providing Care at All Stages of Life

    At JSSA we empower our clients to overcome the obstacles they are facing in their lives. What…
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    JSSA helps individuals at all stages of life: children, adults, and seniors
  5. Celebrate Generosity with JSSA and #GivingTuesday

    JSSA is joining the #GivingTuesday movement. Our #GivingTuesday fundraising goal this year is…
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    JSSA joins #GivingTuesday to raise money for Give-a-Gift campaign
  6. Maryland Works, Inc. Names JSSA “Provider of the Year”

    JSSA’s Specialized Employment Services will receive the “Provider of the…
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  7. JSSA Hospice Social Worker Wins Children’s Book Award

    I Have a Question about Death: A Book for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Other…
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    Arlen Gaines from JSSA Hospice wins Moonbeam Children's Book Award
  8. When Enough is Enough: Balancing Your Child’s Extracurriculars

    Between sports programs, scout meetings, music lessons, and art classes, our children have…
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    balancing children's extracurriculars to prevent burnout
  9. My JSSA Story: Irena, A Transitions Client

    At 86 years old, Irena* is thoughtful, sharp, and social. A child of Eastern Europe, she can…
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    A volunteer from JSSA's Transitions program offers companionship to an elderly woman in a facility
  10. My JSSA Story: Emily, A Specialized Employment Services Client

    Emily* was earning money as a dog walker and self-published author when she was referred to…
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    JSSA Specialized Employment services helped a young woman with autism get a pharmacy technician job