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JVS of MetroWest: Celebrating 80 Years of “Helping People Help Themselves”
February 22, 2019
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Thank you to Verizon FiOS1 – New Jersey for their latest coverage about JVS of MetroWest celebrating 80 years of “helping people help themselves.” In the video clip, our very own Hetal Narciso, Director of Rehabilitation, explains “We’ve made a difference for many individuals. Some come back after and thank us for the services we …

Value of Workers Over 50
February 22, 2019
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“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’” says Angela Bovill, CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families. She has a ready answer. “Having older people on staff creates a calming force for an organization,” …

Hiring People with Disabilities Makes Business Sense
February 22, 2019
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February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, launched by Jewish organizations in 2009 to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities and their loved ones. Since then, the public’s awareness has indeed grown. The fields of education and health care have advanced. For the most part, children with developmental or intellectual disabilities …

Lowes Home Improvement Donates Drills to JVS
January 14, 2019
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A big shout out to Lowe’s Home Improvement, Union, New Jersey. Thank you for donating four DeWALT cordless drills to enable the JVS of MetroWest workshop to fulfill an upcoming contract assembling lighting equipment. In the picture: Store Manager, Doug Fischer (right), Janeen Valdes (left), with Miriam Libove from JVS of MetroWest (center). #jvsofmetrowest #jvsofnj …

Technology Plays Vital Role in Job Skills Training
August 2, 2018
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Walk into one of the training rooms at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS) in East Orange, and at first glance, it looks like a normal classroom: some tables and chairs, a large TV monitor at front of the room, and backpacks and purses scattered about. But the program participants of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services …

Rebecca Shulman Elected State Rehabilitation Council Chair
August 2, 2018
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Rebecca Shulman, senior program director at Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest (JVS), has recently been elected as chairperson of the New Jersey State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). The SRC is a partnership of persons with disabilities, advocates, and other interested persons. It is committed to ensuring through policy development, implementation, and advocacy that New Jersey has …

New Van, Courtesy of Valley Bank, Helps Expand JVS’ Skill-Building Through Service Initiative
August 2, 2018
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One of the ways Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest program participants build their job skills is through JVS’ Skill-building Through Service initiative—a partnership with local non-profits that enables individuals with disabilities to gain valuable “on-the-job” experience while helping community-based organizations build their capacity to better meet the needs of those they serve. However, one of …

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