Moving Forward Together

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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.

Resources for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Crisis

Videos, activities, and helpful resources to help older adults stay connected and engaged at home. Enjoy music and exercise with Aviva!Learn More »

Online Citizenship Classes

JFS is offering FREE classes to prepare for the Citizenship Test and Interview.Learn More »

Jewish Family Service & ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties File Complaint After DHS Expels Newborn U.S. Citizen

On June 30, 2020, U.S. Border Patrol expelled to Mexico a two-day-old newborn U.S. citizen and his mother seeking asylum in San Diego. A couple days earlier, Border Patrol had separated the mother from the father and their other young son, who were also forced to return to Mexico. JFS and ACLU have filed a joint complaint to Department of Homeland Security.Read Press Release & Complaint »

Free Positive Parenting Live Webinars

Raising kids isn’t always easy – especially during COVID-19. Learn how to better manage behavior, build positive relationships, and reduce stress for the entire family by participating in the FREE Positive Parenting Program webinar series offered in English and Spanish.Register today! »

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.

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.

2020 General Election San Diego Voter Information

The San Diego Registrar of Voters has created a quick and simple guide to safely voting in the 2020...

“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.