Moving Forward Together

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE.

We believe that with hard work and the right connections – to knowledge, resources, and supportive relationships – anyone can change their life.

JFS’s Signature Luncheon presents Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry: Tales from the Dugout

Join us May 26 for a candid conversation as the NY Mets Hall of Famers discuss their personal battle with addiction and spread a message of hope, recovery, and healing.Buy Tickets »

News – Mayor Todd Gloria Visits Safe Parking Program at JFS Campus

Mayor Gloria and Hafsa Kaka, Director of Homelessness Strategies and Solutions visited the Safe Parking Program and spoke to participants. NBC San Diego 7 reported the visit.Learn More »

Charity Navigator – 4 Stars Again

JFS just received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for our 14th year in a row. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to accountability, transparency, and sound fiscal management.Learn More »
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Border Assistance – Welcoming the Stranger

Learn more about our efforts to welcome asylum seekers from around the world – including those fleeing the Ukrainian conflict. Your support makes our vital humanitarian response possible.Learn More »

Explore Our Services.

We’re committed to being there for you and your family – not just in a crisis, but every day.

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Volunteer With Us.

We connect volunteers with meaningful service opportunities that utilize your strengths and engage your deepest passions.

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Find Your Way to Give.

We’re building a community where everyone has the chance to build a better life. Your investment will help us get there.

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Visit our Newsroom, to view press releases, news coverage, and JFS publications.

Moving Forward Together

We believe that when everyone has a chance to reach their full potential, our whole community is stronger.

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Our Shared Challenge

Every day, we meet people with a deep desire to get back on their feet and move forward. But struggling to make ends meet day-to-day means there’s less time and energy to focus on well-being or think about planning for the long-term.

Our Call to Action

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The JFS Approach

Moving Forward means something different to everyone. It’s our job to learn what it means to each individual and family, and to empower them with the tools and connections to take the next steps.

How We Help

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Measuring our Impact

Person by person, family by family, we are building a better future for our community. Every step of the way, we are committed to measuring our impact and strengthening our approach.

How We Measure 

Ways to Give

Our supporters are people with passion – for serving others and strengthening our community. We’re committed to helping you bring that passion to life.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Lead Trust Limited, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, for the benefit of needy Jewish Nazi Victims.

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.