Erricka Hill, MSW, Federation Social Services Director, and Edie Redish, RN, Community Nurse
One of our strengths as a Federation is our commitment to building long term relationships. Because we already know and work with the adults in our community, we are there to ensure that they stay connected, active, independent, and healthy. We understand that as people age they may need additional supports in order to keep as much independence as possible. Through our social services team, led by Erricka Hill, BA, MSW, MBA, we deliver kosher meals, make in-home visits, offer consultations about medication management and Medicare, provide one-time or ongoing van service, and accompany people to medical appointments or emergency treatment. For many in our community without local family, the Federation fills that role.
Care Network Services
“I am amazed by the scope of services offered by the Chattanooga Federation. I live in a city with thousands of Jews, and we don’t even have what you offer.”
- Case Management
Our Social Services department takes a holistic approach when working with clients of all ages and families to implement temporary or ongoing care. Erricka and her team will develop a care plan, make referrals, and follow up to ensure that clients remain as independent and active as possible.
- Community Nurse
Community Nurse, Edie Redish, is a licensed nurse with a current CPR certificate with additional training from the Community Nursing Program at Memorial Hospital. She provides health screenings, home visits, and medical advocacy.
- Home Visits
Social Services team members pay regular visits to keep people connected to the community.
- Van Transportation
Van drivers Eddie Reel, Rick Jacobs and Jason Shuman provide rides to daytime Federation events and/or daytime personal appointments including doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. If we have three or more people interested in rides to evening Federation events the van service is available as well. The van runs Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at no charge. Riders should arrange for service in advance by calling: Jason Shuman, (423) 320-1480, Rick Jacobs (423)432-2222 or Eddie Reel (423) 503-0238 .
- Mitzvah Meals
Kosher Mitzvah Meals are prepared in the Federation’s kosher kitchen. Meals are delivered on a short-term basis (e.g. post-surgery, during a family crisis) or long-term as needed. Meals can also be purchased (at a minimal fee) and picked up at the Jewish Cultural Center.