FAFSA Cash for College Workshops
  • Education
  • Financial Assistance
JFCS’ Financial Aid Center will give you the tools and hands-on support you need to submit this year’s FAFSA efficiently and accurately. WHAT YOU WILL GET: Assistance in filling out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application at the workshop Answers to your specific financial questions by a school loans and grants expert Knowledge about other scholarships, grants, and loans, and other ways to lower your college costs College students of any age are welcome. We encourage all 12th graders to attend with a parent. Please bring a laptop computer. Workshops will be held at four JFCS… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 8, 2017
JFCS Financial Aid Centers Expands Loans and College Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance
  • Youth
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Ten minutes before Ma’ayan Epstein, 18, was due to give the speech at her high school graduation she got a call from Michelle Lamphere, Director of JFCS’ Financial Aid Center. “When I answered the phone Michelle said, ‘I have some information.’ I didn’t want bad news right before my speech, but she interrupted to say I had won the scholarship! It made my whole graduation even sweeter.” Sam Newsom and Ma’ayan Epstein The scholarship Ma’ayan is referring to is the Vivienne S. Camp Scholarship, a competitive award given out annually by JFCS’ Financial Aid Center to two Bay Area high… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 5, 2017
Solving Homelessness—JFCS Expands Domestic Violence Services
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Financial Assistance
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Once survivors of domestic violence take the courageous step to leave their abuser, they face an uphill climb to self-sufficiency. Homelessness, trauma, debt, and few job skills can create unsurmountable hurdles to creating a new life—oftentimes leading them back to their abuser. That’s why JFCS’ Dream Program helps women and their children with not only finding stable long-term housing, but with a multitude of other wrap-around services and support necessary to get them back on their feet. JFCS recently expanded its Dream Program to offer more housing and services to an increased number of families who have survived domestic violence.… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 10, 2017
Do the Good Thing
  • Financial Assistance
  • Seniors
  • Stories & Testimonials
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Many of us get to know Jewish Family and Children’s Services when a crisis strikes. Whether it’s a child struggling with a disability, job loss, divorce, or a sick parent, one bad thing can really knock you down. JFCS gets us back up. It happened to me when my sister’s dementia rapidly progressed. JFCS brought in trained professionals who knew how to manage her condition; her situation improved, and I was beyond relieved. Rose When I heard about another JFCS client who is suffering from dementia and is all on her own, I was moved to share her story with… Read More

Posted by Admin on May 8, 2017
“A Call That Changed My Life” – How to Improve Self-Sufficiency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Financial Assistance
  • People with Disabilites
  • Stories & Testimonials
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A few years ago Beverly* knew she was in trouble but didn’t know where to turn. Surgery left her with excruciating stomach and joint pain, making it difficult to walk. Beverly had to leave her part-time job due to her disability and was behind on her rent. One day she returned home to find a notice in her mail: her rent for her Peninsula apartment was going up $200 a month—an astronomical amount on her small fixed income. Feeling despondent, she talked to a friend who said, “Have you ever thought about calling JFCS?” “I never considered myself the type… Read More

Posted by Admin on February 7, 2017
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