Our Services

Below is a list of our services. Have a question? Need help and don’t know where to turn? Start the process online or call our JFS Access Line at (858) 637-3210.

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Food & Meals

Hand Up Food Pantry (Corner Market)

A volunteer-supported food pantry, operating an onsite Corner Market and community food distributions for military and low-income families at multiple sites in San Diego.

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Home Delivered Meals (Foodmobile)

A volunteer supported delivery service, providing kosher meals and wellness checks for older adults and those who are homebound by disability.

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Children & Youth

JFS Teen Leadership

Our programs empower San Diego teens to develop valuable leadership skills through hands-on service, educational activities, and social justice advocacy.

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Junior Leaders

We teach middle school students about social issues in San Diego and empower participants to create change in their community.

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Adults & Families

Breaking Down Barriers

An outreach program that works with underserved communities to talk about mental wellness.

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Breast Cancer Case Management

Offers bilingual, in-home support and resource navigation for those living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Community Case Management

Assistance for individuals and families in crisis, including resource navigation, service coordination, and one-on-one support.

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Counseling & Support Groups

Individual counseling and support groups for youth, couples, families and adults across the lifespan; areas of specialty include mood disorders, bereavement, aging, domestic violence, and issues impacting couples and families.

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Domestic Abuse Support (Project SARAH)

For individuals experiencing domestic violence. Services include: counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, and resource coordination.

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Patient Advocacy

Our advocates protect patients who are receiving behavioral health services from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and other rights violations.

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Positive Parenting Program

Helps parents find positive solutions to common childhood behavior issues, reducing parent-child conflict and preparing children for school success.

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Safe Parking Program

The Safe Parking Program provides a safe and welcoming environment for unsheltered families and individuals living in their cars, many of whom have recently found themselves homeless for the first time.

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Older Adults

Aging Life Care

Providing comprehensive assessment, consultation, planning, coordination of services, and advocacy in the realm of care management.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

Support services and social programs tailored to the unique needs of individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

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Counseling & Support Groups

Individual counseling and support groups for youth, couples, families and adults across the lifespan; areas of specialty include mood disorders, bereavement, aging, domestic violence, and issues impacting couples and families.

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JFS Fix-it Service: Home Safety Modifications

Free minor home-safety repairs for low‑income older adults.

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On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults

Flexible individual and group transportation services for riders ages 60+.

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Friendly Visitors (Bikkur Holim)

Connects friendly visitors to the ill and isolated in San Diego.

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Home Delivered Meals (Foodmobile)

A volunteer supported delivery service, providing kosher meals and wellness checks for older adults and those who are homebound by disability.

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Social & Wellness Centers

Social day programs providing education and enrichment activities, exercise, entertainment, and hot kosher lunch for adults ages 60+.

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Refugee & Immigration

Higher Education Legal Services

The Higher Education Legal Services (HELS) initiative is a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty at local colleges to access personalized Immigration Legal Services from highly qualified legal practitioners.

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Immigration

Assistance with green cards, immigration documents, citizenship and naturalization classes and petitioning for family members.

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JFS Migrant Family Shelter/San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN)

The JFS Migrant Family Shelter provides vital humanitarian services and transportation assistance to families legally seeking asylum in the United States.

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Refugee Resettlement

Comprehensive services for newly arriving refugees referred by the US Refugee Program.

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Jewish Connections

David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

Offers financial assistance to students from the San Diego Jewish community who plan to attend college or vocational school.

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Intensive Psychiatric Case Management

Assisting Jewish clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness with goal setting and other forms of support focused on independent living.

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Jewish Big Pals

A unique mentoring program for Jewish children, ages 6-16, who are being raised in a variety of family situations—often by single parents, grandparents, or legal guardians.

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Jewish Community Resource Navigator

Connecting Jewish older adults with the resources they need to maintain their health, well-being, and independence.

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Serving Holocaust Survivors (SOS)

Care management, home care, and emergency assistance services for low-income Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

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Supporting Jewish Single Parents (SJSP)

Advocacy, support, and connection within the Jewish community.

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Loans

Hand Up Cars

Low-interest auto loans and financial education for credit-challenged working families.

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Hand Up Loan

Interest-free loans for business development, education/job training, car purchase/repair, and other goals focused on helping individuals and families become self-supporting.

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Coachella Valley

Desert Horizon & Desert Vista

Permanent supportive housing programs for homeless individuals living with disabilities.

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