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Jewish Welfare Bodies Stress Individual Problems As Government Relief Grows

Government welfare programs and current economic conditi are bringing about many changes in the work of local Jewish welfare organizations, according to the 1938 Year Book of Jewish Social Work just published by the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds.

Family agencies, it was found, are now placing greater emphasis on services other than relief. The number of children being cared for in institutions is declining, with increasing stress being placed on foster home care and assistance in their own homes. Other major trends are the marked development of medical service for the aged and the chronically ill in recent years and the sudden rise of Jewish vocational services.