About Us

WE BELIEVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO THRIVE.

Jewish Family Service is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

Founded in 1918, we are one of San Diego’s most impactful non-profit human services agencies. Last year, we served more than 39,500 clients, including over 17,000 asylum seekers at the JFS Migrant Family Shelter.

Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego Move Forward.

MEET PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE. DELIVER SERVICES THAT UPLIFT AND EMPOWER. LEVERAGE THE STRENGTH OF COMMUNITY. THIS IS HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT.

Moving Forward means something different to everyone. It’s our job to learn what it means to each client, and to empower them with the resources and support to achieve their personal and family goals.

When we can’t provide a service directly, we leverage our broad network to find a partner who can. We believe that when everyone has a chance to reach their full potential, our whole community is stronger.

 

Learn About the JFS Approach

WE PUT PEOPLE AND THEIR WELLBEING AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

All of our services—from food assistance and transportation, to counseling and career coaching—work together to equip individuals and families with the building blocks to thrive. We measure our work’s effectiveness by looking at client, service, and community outcomes and make changes when we discover better ways to work.

BUILDING A STRONGER, HEALTHIER, MORE RESILIENT SAN DIEGO TAKES ALL OF US.

We need your passion, energy, and involvement. Whether it’s attending our next event, joining our team of dedicated volunteers, or learning more about our services, we’re excited to welcome you to the JFS family.