Families in Transition is a JRS initiative for individuals who are eager to assume more independence but who need considerable support. JRS has partnered with Verland, another nonprofit agency, to bring a small licensed community living arrangement (CLA) to Squirrel Hill as well as another CLA scheduled to open in 2020. Also, in partnership with other local organizations, JRS is presenting free education for families of individuals with disabilities. Educational topics include future planning, housing, waivers and advocacy.
The Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House
The Solomon and Sarah Goldberg House, which opened in Squirrel Hill in October 2014, celebrates Jewish culture, with a kosher kitchen, Shabbat meals and holiday celebrations. Three young men with intellectual disabilities live there, with support from a full-time staff, volunteers and their families. Fully accessible and located in close proximity to the Jewish Community Center and several synagogues as well as the public library and other neighborhood amenities, the home is designed to help residents be engaged in the community. JRS worked with Verland to raise money and develop a list of interested parties. Verland, as the licensed provider, handles all staffing and clinical issues, while JRS helps to facilitate connections with local congregations, neighbors and groups.
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
The New CLA
Please click here to learn more about our new CLA to be opened in 2020 in partnership with Verland.
Educational Programs for Families of People with Disabilities
Upcoming Programs – Coming Soon! For more information please contact 412-325-0039 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org