As Marion Ross completes thirty-five years as a social worker at Jewish Family & Children’s Service she reflects on her work here.
“I have had the privilege of helping young mothers and their babies come to delight in each other and have seen old men and women come to grips with grief and return to hope after loss. During my years at JF&CS, I had the unusual experience of working with a single person throughout my entire tenure here – as my role at JF&CS changed, so too did his needs as a client. I worked with him as he became a parent, greeting his first child with anxiety and appreciation, later in life as he faced the ups and downs that a full life presents, and years later when he became a grandparent and embraced his grandchildren with unmitigated joy. It has been an honor to accompany people, not just in times of crisis, but along the sometimes lonely paths of life.”