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The New JFS Program That’s Changing How We Talk About Mental Health

Breaking Down Barriers talks about mental wellness with communities that are typically left out of the conversation.

Resources for Processing Mass Shootings and Hate Crimes

Helpful information on how to talk with kids about hate-motivated violence and take care of your own mental health.

How a Holocaust Survivor Found Her Voice

The Life Lessons Project is documenting the experiences and memories of 44 Holocaust Survivors living in San Diego.

Joann & Golan: How Strangers Became Best Friends at JFS

Despite being 50 years apart, Golan has brought warmth and adventure into Joann's life as she battles cancer.

A Day In the Life of a JFS Immigration Attorney

Our partner organization HIAS highlights the work of Luis Gonzalez as he protects the rights of asylum-seeking families.

Bill’s Story: “I Would Not Be Alive Without You”

A fixed income and the cost of living make it difficult for Bill to cover household expenses. That's where we come in.

New Life for an Old Device: How Outdated iPods are Helping People With Alzheimer’s

Music & Memory is an in-home music therapy program that manages the challenging behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's.

JFS Teen Leaders Step Up When Adults Don’t Have the Answers

Shaina Eagle shares how her experience as a JFS Teen Leader has shaped her passion for creating social change.

SDSU Student Organizes Self-Defense Class for Refugee Women

Refugee women are at a high risk for hate crimes. One local student decided to give them the skills to fight back.

From a Homeless Shelter to a House of Their Own

A family is reunited through the JFS Desert Vista Permanent Supportive Housing program.

10 Volunteer Opportunities at JFS You Didn’t Know About

From knitting instructors to computer wizards, we have a volunteer opportunity for everyone! Come change lives with us today.

Computer Classes, Doing Taxes, Changing Lives

Meet Ellen and Phil Lorang, the dynamic volunteer duo who shows us what it means to move forward together.

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