Our Challenge

Empowering people to thrive across the lifespan.

At Jewish Family Service, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. But many San Diegans are overwhelmed with the challenges of today and isolated from others who can help.

1 IN 3 SAN DIEGO FAMILIES
CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET

Even with one parent working fulltime, one out of every four families is making difficult choices between food, rent, medical care, and other necessities. The resulting stress takes attention away from other core needs and makes it harder to think about future goals.

HALF OF ALL CHILDREN LIVE IN HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLING TO AFFORD THE BASICS

Kids who grow up in poverty are at higher risk for childhood trauma, developmental delays, poor academic performance, and long-term health problems.

46% OF OLDER ADULTS
REPORT FEELING ISOLATED AND LONELY

Loss of loved ones and declining mobility leave many older adults struggling to get by on their own. Low fixed incomes and rising healthcare costs create additional barriers to staying healthy and secure as we age.

Across our community, there are people working hard to keep up with rising expenses, to stay connected to the activities that give their lives purpose and meaning, to give their children the opportunities they never had themselves. But struggling to make ends meet, especially if you’re doing it alone, makes it hard to get ahead.

At any age – and every stage of life – we’re committed to meeting people where they are and empowering them with the resources and support they need to move forward.

We put the strength of a community behind every client.