Press Releases

Nov 13 2019

“This decision was a step in the right direction for Jewish Family Service’s clients.” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service of San Diego. “We will be able to provide legal counsel for the family, the lead plaintiffs in this lawsuit, for their fear of returning to Mexico interview. But, access to an attorney while in CBP custody is still not guaranteed for all individuals enrolled in MPP. Everyone in MPP has the right to due process.”

Nov 6 2019

Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top 1% of Nonprofits Nationally.

Nov 5 2019

Jewish Family Service announces a class-action lawsuit with ACLU demanding access to legal representation for detained migrants who have expressed a fear of being returned to Mexico. The plaintiffs, a family from Guatemala, are represented by Jewish Family Service.

Oct 2 2019

JFS starts Know Your Rights Presentations and Seeks to Add Friends of the Court.

Aug 28 2019

The JFS legal team is partnering with the California State University system to offer Higher Education Legal Services to students and staff at CSU San Marcos and San Diego State University. These free legal services include DACA renewals, Know Your Rights workshops, application completion, and much more. Learn more about the program at jfssd.org/hels.

Aug 27 2019

All KAVOD SHEF funds will be directed toward Emergency Services, specifically to address the following urgent and critical needs of Survivors. KAVOD SHEF funds will be utilized quickly, with few restrictions, to address unmet emergency needs of Survivors in partner cities, including San Diego, where this special initiative will launch in August 2019.

Aug 15 2019

Read JFS’ letter to Chairwoman Soomin Chao concerning the released version of the State’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC).

Aug 5 2019

This award recognizes organizations that are a source of strength and support for the Latino community.

Jul 22 2019

Our On the Go, in conjunction with the Ed Brown Center, is one of three locations selected from across the country to test an outreach and education program connecting older adults with ridesharing services, so they can participate in health and wellness programs. The pilot program is part of a partnership with Lyft and the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

Jul 15 2019

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is appalled by the federal government’s decision to dramatically limit asylum seekers’ ability to enter the U.S. via Mexico. We believe that disrupting the asylum process because of an asylum seekers’ country of origin undermines our nation’s founding principles and turns away individuals and families seeking safety, freedom and hope.

Jul 15 2019

JFS is proud to be recognized with the Light of Pride Award, which honors organizations that uplift the LGBTQ community. We empower people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds to live more stable, secure, and connected lives.

Jun 25 2019

California Senate President Toni G. Atkins is urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct more federal funding toward reimbursing organizations assisting asylum-seeking migrants, including the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

May 14 2019

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a new ordinance that restricts living inside a vehicle on city streets and aims to help homeless San Diegans through an expansion of the JFS Safe Parking Program.

May 14 2019

Media statement from Michael Hopkins, CEO of JFS, regarding the Safe Parking Program update.

May 13 2019

Jewish Family Service Annual Luncheon, Film Screenings, Explore the Importance of Mental Health, Effects of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide.

May 6 2019

Funds Support Breast Cancer Case Management, Transportation Services, Treatment Adherence Assistance, Reducing Barriers to Care.

Apr 18 2019

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) raised a record-setting $1.5 million at its annual Heart and Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 6. The signature benefit highlighted the nonprofit’s work to provide resources and support to more than 32,000 San Diegans of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

Apr 16 2019

Making good on his promise to provide more opportunities for homeless individuals living out of their vehicles, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the expansion of the City’s Safe Parking Program with a third lot where people can park overnight and that – for the first time – allows recreational vehicles.

Mar 26 2019

Funds support Hand Up Food Pantry and Foodmobile by providing groceries, hygiene products and other essentials to families and individuals in need.

Mar 6 2019

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is in the process of moving its temporary emergency shelter for asylum-seeking families to a County-owned facility.

Mar 4 2019

A 35-year-old law that made it illegal for people to sleep and live in their cars is repealed by San Diego City Council.

Feb 18 2019
Feb 11 2019

Through Holiday “Smart Giving, Smart Chicken” Program, Poultry Donated to Help San Diego’s Food Insecure.

Jan 29 2019

The County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.

Jan 21 2019

Jewish Family Service offering groceries to furloughed workers and their families.