WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE.

We believe that with hard work and the right connections – to knowledge, resources, and supportive relationships – anyone can change their life.

Jewish Family Service Part of Class-Action Lawsuit Demanding Access to Counsel

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties files a class-action lawsuit demanding access to legal representation for detained migrants who express a fear of being returned to Mexico.Read the Press Release »

JFS Friendly Visitor Program Matches Volunteers with Seniors for Lasting Friendships

Despite being 50 years apart in age, Joann and Golan bring warmth and adventure into each other’s lives – and it all started with our Friendly Visitor program.Read The San Diego Union-Tribune Story »

Facing It Together: San Diego Single Mom Strives to Keep Family Together

This in-depth video segment follows a day-in-the-life of Celina, a young mother living in her vehicle at our Safe Parking Program.Read The ABC 10 Story »

Donate Your Vehicle: Your Gift Changes Lives

Our Vehicle Donation Program helps support vital programs & services for families and older adults throughout San Diego.Learn More »

Explore Our Services.

We’re committed to being there for you and your family – not just in a crisis, but every day.

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Volunteer With Us.

We connect volunteers with meaningful service opportunities that utilize your strengths and engage your deepest passions.

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Find Your Way to Give.

We’re building a community where everyone has the chance to build a better life. Your investment will help us get there.

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Moving Forward Together

We believe that when everyone has a chance to reach their full potential, our whole community is stronger.

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Our Shared Challenge

Every day, we meet people with a deep desire to get back on their feet and move forward. But struggling to make ends meet day-to-day means there’s less time and energy to focus on well-being or think about planning for the long-term.

Our Call to Action

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The JFS Approach

Moving Forward means something different to everyone. It’s our job to learn what it means to each individual and family, and to empower them with the tools and connections to take the next steps.

How We Help

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Measuring our Impact

Person by person, family by family, we are building a better future for our community. Every step of the way, we are committed to measuring our impact and strengthening our approach.

How We Measure 

Newsroom

Visit our Newsroom, to view press releases, news coverage, and JFS publications.

Stories

Meet the people who inspire us every day.

From Leftovers to Lunch: Food Rescue at JFS

Every night, JFS volunteers rescue 200 pounds of food from 32 Starbucks stores to fight hunger in San Diego.

On The Go: Navigator Solves Problem Posed by the New York Times

Why aren't older adults using Lyft and Uber? Actually, they are! On The Go: Navigator makes ridesharing a reality.

JFS Guest Appearance on UNICEF USA Podcast: Defending Migrant Families

Kate Clark, Senior Director of Immigration, talks about representing asylum-seeking families impacted by MPP.

Ways to Give

Our supporters are people with passion – for serving others and strengthening our community. We’re committed to helping you bring that passion to life.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Lead Trust Limited, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, for the benefit of needy Jewish Nazi Victims.

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.