1 IN 3 SAN DIEGO FAMILIES
CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET
Even with one parent working fulltime, one out of every four families is making difficult choices between food, rent, medical care, and other necessities. The resulting stress takes attention away from other core needs and makes it harder to think about future goals.
NEARLY HALF OF ALL CHILDREN LIVE IN HOUSEHOLDS STRUGGLING TO AFFORD THE BASICS
Kids who grow up in poverty are at higher risk for childhood trauma, developmental delays, poor academic performance, and long-term health problems.
OLDER ADULTS REPORT FEELING ISOLATED AND LONELY
Loss of loved ones and declining mobility leave many older adults struggling to get by on their own. Low fixed incomes and rising healthcare costs create additional barriers to staying healthy and secure as we age.
Across our community, people are working hard to keep up with rising expenses, to stay connected, and to give their children a brighter future. Today, many San Diegans are isolated from others who can help, struggling to put food on the table, and overwhelmed by crippling inflation.
At Jewish Family Service, we are committed to meeting people where they are in their journey and empowering them with the tools, resources, and support they need to move forward and thrive.