A History of Caring

2003: Jhanae Gargot

The Jewish Board Preventive Services

The Jewish Board’s rich history is woven from countless lives. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re sharing stories of the people we might have served over the decades through our myriad predecessor organizations. We hope that glimpses of these imagined lives — which have been inspired by original historical research — will give you a vivid snapshot of what 150 years of caring for New Yorkers was like.

Preventive Services

Jhanae loved her baby more than anything, but with no papers and her family still in Haiti, she was in over her head. Working off the books as a hair braider in Flatbush and living in a shelter, she struggled to provide. A moment of desperation led her to be caught shoplifting, a charge that endangered her daughter’s custody. A Jewish Board caseworker set Jhanae up with parenting classes and legal help and then got her on the road to permanent residency and stable housing.

Join us in looking back at those we served and meet more of the New Yorkers we supported in the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Care

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