Moving Forward Together


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

Supporting Flooded San Diegans

Recent winter storms have caused significant flooding and damage to homes, vehicles, businesses, streets, and more. In the coming weeks and months, we’re here with support and resources to help individuals and families recover and move forward. Welcoming All San Diegans!

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Heart & Soul Gala - Celebrating Connection, Compassion, Community

Join us for our biggest event of the year on May 18 as we honor Sharon & David Wax and The Shapiro Foundation/HIAS. Tickets and underwriting opportunities available.

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JFS Nutrition Services Keep Local Community Moving Forward Together

JFS is adopting new nutrition wraparound services in 2024 designed to help people move forward in all areas of their lives. A new coaching program will be coming soon to the Corner Market and JFS’s home-delivered meals and congregate dining sites continue for those who need them most, along with emergency food distributions.

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JFS Signs Complaint About Continued Family Separations

This is the third time in as many years that immigration rights organizations have raised major concerns about family separations to the Department of Homeland Security. 1,081 separations among family groups have occurred in the past 3 months alone in San Diego. This is inhumane and unacceptable.

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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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A Shared Purpose

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.