Jun 17, 2015, 06:09 ET
PORTLAND, Ore., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 11th, Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS), www.jfcs-portland.org, joined Cedar Sinai Park's (CSP), www.cedarsinaipark.org, family of social service organizations. This consolidation secured the future for additional human services to the entire Portland Metro community. With JFCS, the CSP family of organizations will be able to provide a greater range of services, including social services, counseling and case management.
The leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland played an instrumental financial and supportive role in this effort. JFCS and CSP will keep their separate nonprofit identities and tax-exempt statuses, and each will continue to rely on community support and funding.
"JFCS has long cooperated with CSP on programs with a strong impact on our community. We're thrilled we now can join with CSP, and strengthen and deepen our mission, expand our reach, our effectiveness and the services we offer the community," said Les Soltesz, chairman of the JFCS board of directors.
"We're pleased to see our collaboration become even closer through this consolidation," said Lance Steinberg, chairman of the CSP board of directors. "We will achieve more than efficiency. We will create new opportunities to serve the community and to creatively respond to emerging needs."
Both organizations have long provided high-quality social services to some of the most vulnerable residents of metropolitan Portland. For example, CSP recently established Kehillah House to care for young adults with disabilities and opened Sinai In-Home care for those in need of in-home assistance to remain independent. The addition of JFCS will expand the continuum of care to families, children, adults and elders.
"We welcome JFCS into the CSP family," said David Fuks, CEO of CSP. "Our history of cooperation now provides us the opportunity to create new ways to serve those in need. Our future is bright as we move forward together."
As part of the Cedar Sinai family, both agencies are committed to the shared core Jewish values that guide them to serve people in need, regardless of religious affiliation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND INTERVIEWS: History, photographs and individual interviews are available through Mara Woloshin 24/7, 503-310-4504, [email protected] or Patti Atkins 503-961-2535, [email protected].
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SOURCE Cedar Sinai Park; Jewish Family & Child Service
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