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.

Embrace-A-Family today!

Our popular community-wide tradition is back! As an Embracer, you provide holiday cheer for individuals and families across San Diego County. Together, we can embrace more than 500 of our neighbors with nutritious meals, holiday care packages, and direct financial assistance.Learn More »

JFS Statement RE: Biden Administration to Restart Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)

We stand at the ready to help the Administration achieve its previously stated goal of rebuilding a humane immigration system, all while prioritizing public health.  We must return to our nation’s long history of welcoming the stranger.Read More »

Save the Date!

JFS’s Signature Luncheon presents Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Darryl Strawberry: Tales from Beyond the Dugout on January 12, 2022. Join us 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. Underwriting opportunities now available.Learn More »

Heart & Soul Gala 2022 - Play It Forward Together

The Heart & Soul Gala is an opportunity to come together around the issues that matter to our community and celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees, Marcia Hazan and Danielle & Brian Miller/Geppetto’s. Discover underwriting opportunities and details about the scheduled event on April 30, 2022.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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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 

Newsroom

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

Stories

Meet the people who inspire us every day.

Life Lessons from Holocaust Survivors

Life Lessons is a compilation of interviews with Holocaust Survivors and features intimate stories, photos, and words of advice....

Online Positive Parenting Classes Support Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Positive Parenting Program helps families across San Diego learn how to have a happy home life during COVID-19.

“An Important Time to Express Our Humanity:” Family of JFS Volunteers Reflect on Giving Back During COVID-19

Even though volunteering is different during COVID-19, the Jarvis family has discovered the joys of giving back. ...

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.

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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.