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.

Donate Your Vehicle and Change Lives

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

Our Summer Newsletter is Available

Catch up on everything JFS has done this year!Explore Our Latest Newsletter »

Join Cindy Ochoa, LCSW, for a Community Workshop on Creating Healthy, Meaningful Relationships

Workshops will take place on October 4th from 11:30am-1:30pm and October 16th from 5:00-7:00pm.October 4th Event Info »  |  October 16th Event Info »

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 »

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.

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

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

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.

How a Holocaust Survivor Found Her Voice

The Life Lessons Project is documenting the experiences and memories of 44 Holocaust Survivors living in San Diego.

Joann & Golan: How Strangers Became Best Friends at JFS

Despite being 50 years apart, Golan has brought warmth and adventure into Joann's life as she battles cancer.

Bill’s Story: “I Would Not Be Alive Without You”

A fixed income and the cost of living make it difficult for Bill to cover household expenses. That's where...

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.