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UCSD – The Department of Urban Studies and Planning Evaluation of Jewish Family Service of San Diego’s Safe Parking Program

January 2022

In 2019, researchers from UC San Diego’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning began a three-year evaluation of our Safe Parking Program to answer our biggest question: Is the SPP model effective in stopping the downward spiral of homelessness? The report on the first two years of research explains more about our Safe Parking Program model and what we can do to help even more of our unsheltered neighbors get back into stable housing.


Blueprint for Impact: JFS Strategic Plan 2020 and Moving Forward

JFS’s new Blueprint for Impact will guide our organization through the next few years as we adapt and evolve to make a more profound impact in our community.


Press Releases

Nov 27 2023

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has promoted Shreya Sasaki to Vice President of Programs and Services. This newly created position will play a critical role in shaping and advancing the JFS mission, ensuring continued program excellence, and driving additional innovation to address evolving community needs. Shreya was formerly JFS Senior Director of Family and Community Services, Gina Mittal has been promoted to this position. Gina will oversee a breadth of JFS initiatives, including refugee resettlement, positive parenting education and other JFS programs that strengthen families.

Nov 17 2023

Each day, JFS lives out our value of repairing the world, to support people from all backgrounds and to bring compassion and humanity to every moment.

Oct 27 2023

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) welcomes Little Amal to the San Diego borderlands Nov. 3-5. A 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl named Little Amal, this cross-border interactive art experience is spreading the critical story of hope throughout the U.S. and Mexico.

Oct 8 2023

We join Jewish communities around the world in standing in solidarity with the people of Israel.

In the News

Dec 1 2023

San Diego Downtown News/Uptown News

A new study is providing insight into San Diego’s Jewish population. Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service (JFS), said the data will help JFS and other organizations be more targeted in providing services to financially struggling Jews.

Nov 30 2023

NBC 7 San Diego

A study put forth by five local Jewish organizations, including Jewish Family Service (JFS), shows the community gives back in large numbers, and has concerns about antisemitism around the world.

Nov 28 2023

Times of San Diego

Today’s immigrants face challenges our families didn’t, from dangerous border crossings to deportation. You can help by supporting Jewish Family Service on San Diego, the largest provider of migrant shelter services in the Southwest. Learn more >>

Nov 28 2023

San Diego Union-Tribune

A study, organized by five local Jewish community organizations, including Jewish Family Service of San Diego, is the first of its kind in 20 years and provides a comprehensive report detailing how their congregations and fellow community members are feeling and what they’re experiencing. Download Article >>