As we head into the coldest time of year, we want to share with you how your gift to CJP helps us and our partners care for the community. CJP’s Anti-Poverty Initiative (API) helps ensure that more people in Greater Boston’s Jewish community are financially, physically, and emotionally secure — and able to meet or exceed their basic needs with dignity. Learn more about how your gift helps care for those in need this season.
Since its launch in 2015, API has provided critical help to 4,594 households — comprised of an estimated 8,000 people — within Greater Boston’s Jewish community. Last year alone, CJP and its five API partners — Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Jewish Vocational Service, and Yad Chessed made a big impact:
2,000+ households received support through all API services. The median household income of API clients was $12,000.
in total aid was given out to 543 households
944 households worked with an API case manager to receive more intensive case management
Nearly 60% of API clients in crisis show positive movement toward stability within nine months
Community members like Joseph and Maria are among those helped by API this year. Read on to learn how API — and your support — made a big impact in their lives.
Thank you for your gift to CJP and for helping to make our caring initiatives, like API, possible!