Miami (April 6, 2017) –Jewish Community Services is proud to announce the creation of Lambda Living, a JCS program for LGBT Seniors. Lambda Living offers programming, counseling, case management and assistance for LGBT persons aged 55+. JCS also has named Cindy Brown as Lambda Living, program manager. Prior to joining JCS, Brown was the Miami Development Officer for Equality Florida responsible for fundraising in the Miami area. She has more than 25 years working professionally in LGBT community.
“The need for this program in Miami is critical as LGBT seniors find themselves confronting traditional challenges of aging, while at the same time encountering issues particular to the LGBT community,” said Fred Stock, President & CEO, JCS.
JCS’ Lambda Living program located at the Rail 71 complex at 7275 NE 4th Avenue, #110, Miami, FL 33138 plans to offer programs and services to the LGBT elder community both at the center and throughout Miami-Dade County in a multiplicity of ways:
- Training healthcare and social workers serving the elder LGBT community in cultural competency and sensitivity
- Developing programming for LGBT seniors to make friendships and learn together
- Providing counseling, case management and assistance where needed, both individually and in groups; on-site in its offices and in-home.
The center is expected to open on Wednesday, April 19th. For more information on Lambda Living center, please visit https://jcsfl.org/services/lgbt or contact Cindy Brown at 305.403.4409
“Cindy is uniquely qualified and well respected in both the LGBT community and human service agencies to bridge the gap between traditional services and the cultural needs and social isolation within the LGBT senior community, added Stock.
Brown has served on the boards of SAVE, The Dade Human Rights Foundation, the Gay & Lesbian Foundation of South Florida, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival and the Advisory Committee for the Women’s Community Fund (now known as The Aqua Foundation for Women), Area Resource and Referral Organization for Women and the LGBT Business Enhancement Committee for the City of Miami Beach. Brown earned an associate’s degree in music education from Miami-Dade College and a bachelor’s in psychology and criminology from the University of Miami, where she also was awarded a fellowship for graduate studies in sociology.
Jewish Community Services’ mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of the Jewish and broader communities throughout South Florida in accordance with Jewish values. Since 1920, Jewish Community Services of South Florida has remained true to its original mission of providing exemplary human services through compassionate and comprehensive programs that promote health and productivity. JCS is a Beneficiary Agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and an Impact Partner of United Way of Miami-Dade. For more information, please visit www.JCSFL.org or call 305.576.6550
Alec J. Rosen
Vice President, Community Engagement