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Touching the Heart Initiative

The EMSF is proud to be the underwriting sponsor of JFS's Touching the Heart initiative. One of the EMSF's founding principles is to help raise awareness for all types of mental health initiatives. Many of us are aware of the challenges a young man or woman experiences when heading off to college: most notably leaving behind everything that you have known. From moving to a new city (no matter how far from home), meeting/making new friends, and beginning your academic life on your own, the stress and anxiety of change is palpable. The Touching the Heart initiative aims to help make this transition period as smooth as possible. Periodic text messages sent to you serve as a base point for communication and encouragement; you are not alone! We are proud to partner in this ground-breaking program centered around making sure your mental health remains a high priority throughout your transition period and we wish you good luck during this exciting time in your life!

For more information, please visit the JFS website here or see this flyer.


Total Funding

Touching the Heart - $20,000 

  • $20,000 (2018)