JFS’ Care Navigation Awarded $10,000 Grant by Barclays Pro Bono Program

WILMINGTON, De. (Feb. 14, 2023) – Jewish Family Services of Delaware’s (JFS) Care Navigation program was awarded a $10,000 grant by the Barclays Pro Bono Program.

The Barclays Pro Bono Program, run in partnership with Taproot Foundation, gives nonprofits an opportunity to access Barclays expertise, centering in areas of financial management, marketing, and data analysis. Over a 12-week timeframe, JFS was selected to collaborate with Barclays, with the focus on Care Navigation and expanding the opportunities of the program.

“We were passionate about telling our story and excited for this opportunity. Not all nonprofits are chosen, so to be selected and win the $10,000 grant is amazing,” said Latasha Coley, Director of Support Services.

During the process, a team of JFS staff members met weekly with the Barclays team within a remote/zoom setting and created a mission statement, identified the target audience, communicated the services offered, and developed a marketing approach. These components will have long-lasting impact on the organizational structure for the Care Navigation program.

“This was a great opportunity for the JFS program leaders to develop clear goals and plans with outside consultants,” said Sophie Namugenyi, Chief Program Officer. “Barclays expert team assisted us with the development of marketing funnel strategies so we can better reach and serve the older adult community in Delaware. We are excited to get to work and implement all the wonderful ideas.”

Through Care Navigation services, older adults and their loved ones can access compassionate, professional, and personalized care management services to enhance quality of life, encourage independence and healthy lifestyles, and ensure a safe and supportive living environment. In 2022, Care Navigation served 79 individuals and 99% of older adults reported increased feelings of being supported and reduced isolation due to participation in community activities.

“We are thrilled with the team from Barclays, and honored to have been selected!” said Renna Van Oot, Chief Executive Officer. “Thank you all for recognizing and enhancing the work that nonprofits provide in our community.”

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