I'm a better mom
Deciding to leave her husband was one of the most difficult decisions Wendy Freeman ever made. With her two teenage children, she traveled across country to move in with her parents who lived in a reitrement community. She left behind a nice house and a comfortable life.
Adjusting to this change was hard for everyone. Wendy had no job and no money. "I recognized that my kids needed some counseling," said Wendy. That's when she turned to the Jewish community for help.
A counselor worked with all three family members, helping them cope with this life-changing event. Wendy also received financial assistance and job placement services. The Jewish community was there to help "in every aspect of my life," commented Wendy.
Five years later, Wendy is employed as a school teacher and she and her kids are doing well. Although it was difficult for her to ask for help--"I'm not the type to go and ask for hand-outs. I'm a very independent person," said Wendy,"--she was grateful that she had somewhere to turn.
Dollars raised through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation support services that include counseling, financial assistance, job training and placement, hunger relief, home health care and so much more. You can start making a difference today for people just like Wendy. Donate Now.