No One Alone: Four Ways to Strengthen Us All
  • Counseling & Mental Health
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In the many months since the pandemic crisis began, JFCS’ focus has been crystal clear: no one should feel all alone in their time of great need. We are devoted to helping—by caring for the old and the ill, providing nutritious food, offering expert mental health services, guiding parents and children, giving loans and grants to those struggling, and more. Loneliness was an epidemic in our society even before COVID-19. And now, because we often must physically distance from one another, the risks posed by social isolation and loneliness are even more profound.On September 10, 2020, Dr. Vivek H. Read More

Posted by Admin on September 2, 2020
JFCS Wildfire and Emergency Fund
  • Emergency Assistance
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With hundreds of fires now raging in California, Jewish Family and Children’s Services is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our community are safe during this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and stand ready to provide financial, practical, and emotional support to those who need it. If you are in need of assistance, please call JFCS’ Bay Area Critical Helpline at 415-449-3700.  We continue to encourage everyone in our community to take precaution and follow any evacuation instructions closely. In the case of an emergency, please call 911. You can help by making a donation to our… Read More

Posted by Admin on August 19, 2020
JFCS Loans and Grants Pave the Way for Future Heroes
  • Education
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Financial Assistance
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Anna P, Recipient of JFCS Educational Loans and Grants, Found Herself on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Outbreak When Anna P received the JFCS educational loans and grants that allowed her to attend the University of Massachusetts, she never would have believed that she would enter the nursing field just as COVID-19 had begun its spread, in the epicenter of the pandemic, in a public hospital in New York City. Anna, whose family emigrated to the Bay Area from Ukraine when she was a child, moved to New York after college. After some career exploration, she discovered her true… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 28, 2020
Keeping Seniors Safe During COVID-19
  • Seniors
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An update from JFCS’ Seniors At Home Each year, JFCS’ Seniors At Home helps over 16,000 older adults in the Bay Area live safely, healthily, and independently in their own homes. During COVID-19, our professional caregivers continue to ensure the safety of the seniors in our community and are limiting senior exposure to the virus through personalized care and support. We are following the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC, as well as state and local authorities, and are staying informed on best practices. Read on to learn about the precautions that Seniors At Home is taking to keep… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 13, 2020
In the Face of Loss, JFCS’ Israeli-American Volunteers Deliver a Vital Connection
  • Stories & Testimonials
  • Nutrition Program
  • Volunteers
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When COVID-19 hit the Bay Area, Israeli-American Jessica Hare knew she wanted to do something to help keep older adults safe. She immediately started looking for ways to volunteer and reached out to her friends at the Israeli American Council for ideas. They pointed her to JFCS, and after her first conversation with the volunteer coordinator, she knew JFCS was the right fit. Born in Washington, D.C., Jessica grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel. The decision to move back to the US came when her husband received an opportunity to temporarily relocate to the Bay Area for work. With two… Read More

Posted by Admin on July 1, 2020
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