Moving Forward Together

To help protect the health of our community, multiple services and programs have been changed or suspended. SEE THE LATEST UPDATES FROM JFS CLICK HERE TO DONATE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE LEARN MORE READ OUR STATEMENT

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.

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 »

OP-ED: The Supreme Court saved DACA. Now Congress must protect Dreamers permanently.

In this San Diego Union-Tribune op-ed, CEO Michael Hopkins and Ellen J. Neufeldt, President of California State University San Marcos, discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to protect DACA recipients and how critically important it is that Congress takes action now to provide permanent safety, protection, and pathway towards citizenship.Learn More »

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 »

Free Positive Parenting Live Webinars – Starting August 11!

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.

Caring for Our Community During COVID-19: The JFS Program That’s Expanded Home-Delivered Meals for Older Adults

As San Diego starts to reopen, COVID-19 remains a serious health risk for seniors. That's where Project 19 comes...

Creating a Dementia-Friendly San Diego One Blog Post At a Time

Out & About volunteer Katherine Wiggins shares her experiences and insights as she creates a dementia-friendly community

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.