Jewish Family Services Hires Azar, Haas

YOUNGSTOWN — Lynne Azar joined Jewish Family Services as senior outreach coordinator. She will work with older adults in the community as well as offer presentations and programs at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown. She holds a master’s degree in gerontology from Youngstown State University. 

Laura Haas is a new full-time counselor at JFS. She has experience working with all ages for individual and family mental health counseling. She uses a variety of techniques, among them cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy and person-centered therapy.  Haas received a master’s degree in social work from Youngstown State University. 

Jewish Family Services, an agency of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, is open to the community. Senior outreach services are free to those who qualify. New referrals for both services are being accepted. JFS accepts most private insurances and a sliding fee scale is available to those not covered by insurance. 

The agency meets the social service needs of the community through diverse programs and services including guardianships, counseling, group housing and mobile meals.I

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