Moving Forward Together


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

News Alert: Court Allows Remain In Mexico Lawsuit To Move Forward

Immigrant Defenders Law Center et al. v. Mayorkas, where Jewish Family Service is a plaintiff, will move forward and created class certification for other similarly situated individuals.Learn More »

News: This San Diego Migrant Shelter Has Become An Integral Part Of The Border. Other Cities Are Taking Notice.

The SDRRN Shelter Services operated by Jewish Family Service recently welcomed its 100,000th guest during four years of operation. Learn more about how the shelter started and why it remains to be absolutely critical in this cover story in The San Diego Union-Tribune and Los Angeles Times.Learn More »

Positive Parenting Program (PPP) – free webinar series!

Learn how to set your kids up for success with PPP – join us online for a FREE, three-webinar series. Three sessions starting in January including in Spanish.Learn More »

The Corner Market – Online Ordering Now Available

The Corner Market is open 5 days a week by appointment only. Online ordering and curbside pick-up are also available!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 

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.