Helping immigrants establish roots in this country has been the historic task of the Jewish Family Agency. In the past few decades, case workers learned to administer relief not only so as to meet the immediate need but, through the skill with which it is given, to help the client begin something for himself or herself and to resolve some of the internal confusion. In this way, through a limited experience with the agency, he or she could begin to handle the problem situation alone. From the experience of Jewish Family Agency in spite of our protective role, our efforts seem to establish not only the existence and validity of an eligibility process for the newcomer, but that it closely parallels the method we have already found enabling for the native client.
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Eisenberg, Sidney S. Eligibility as a Dynamic in Relief Service to New Americans. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1949: