JFS is one source for a lifetime of help with more than 50 programs and services for the entire community, including adoption, counseling, parent education, food security and much more.
How do you help people in my community?
As One Source for a Lifetime of Help, we make a difference in people’s lives by honoring our long-standing commitment to those who always need Jewish Family Service: The oldest among us. The youngest and most vulnerable. Survivors of domestic abuse. Jewish single parents trying to maintain a connection to their heritage. Individuals and families who need counseling. Military families and those of all ages who are hungry. Parents searching for the best way to raise their children. Holocaust Survivors struggling to make it through the day.
Our mission is to strengthen the individual, enhance the family, and protect the vulnerable with human services based on Jewish values. And that’s exactly what we do. You can see it in our past, you can feel it in our present, and you can count on it in our future.
Why do you need my support?
Our ability to help others depends on you. Your donation goes a long way at Jewish Family Service.
$50 - Dinner for one week for a homeless family
$100 - Ten hours of babysitting to enable a single parent to work
$200 - One-time rental assistance for a family experiencing an unexpected financial crisis
$1,000 - First months rent on a new apartment for a family fleeing domestic abuse
$5,000 - Provides a twice weekly exercise class for 20 older adults for one year
How can I be sure that you will use my money wisely and won't waste it?
We have earned the coveted 4-Star Charity Navigator rating five years in a row. Only 5% of organizations reviewed by Charity Navigator have accomplished this. As Charity Navigator itself states, Jewish Family Service of San Diego “excels in managing the funds of its donors and in maintaining transparency.” Meaning you can give where it does the most good.
Can I Volunteer? How?
Volunteers are the heart of Jewish Family Service—and are an essential reason why we can be One Source for a Lifetime of Help. Volunteer opportunities include: mentoring children and teens; visiting the ill, elderly, and mentally ill; delivering meals to homebound older adults and younger disabled adults; driving older adults to and from medical appointments; completing minor home repairs for older adults; working at senior centers and offices; helping a newly arrived refugee family; providing agency clients with Passover and Thanksgiving baskets; conducting food drives and stocking our pantry shelves; and much more. JFS has more than 20 volunteer opportunities—find out how you can get involved at www.jfssd.org