Moving Forward Together


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

Breaking News: Families Are Still Being Separated at the Border

Together with the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and the UCLA Center for Immigration Law and Policy, we’re demanding accountability and calling for changes to stop the separation of families at the border once and for all.
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Read The San Diego Union-Tribune Article >>

The Corner Market Is Open – Adding Online Ordering

The Corner Market is now open 5 days a week by appointment only. Online ordering and curbside pick-up will also be available!Learn More »

News Alert: Safe Parking Mission Valley to Expand to 24/7 Operation

The San Diego City Council approved extending operations at JFS’ Safe Parking Lot in Mission Valley to 24 hours starting in Late Summer.Learn More »

Remain in Mexico (MPP) Begins To Wind Down

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) Migrant Shelter is the first place individuals go. The San Diego Union-Tribune tells the whole story in this feature article.Learn More »

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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 

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.