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Below is a list of our services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, we encourage you to call or fill out our contact form here or call our JFS Access Line at (858) 637-3210. We’re here to answer your questions and get started.

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JFS provides essential services to people regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender identity/expression, or sexual orientation.

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Aging Life Care

Providing comprehensive assessment, consultation, planning, coordination of services, and advocacy to help with the challenges of aging.

Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative

Support services and social programs tailored to the unique needs of individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.

Balboa Avenue Older Adult Center

Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, at JFS – Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus, appropriate for clients with dementia and physical challenges.

Breaking Down Barriers

An outreach program that works with underserved communities to talk about mental wellness.

Breast Cancer Case Management (BCCM)

Offers bilingual, in-home support and resource navigation for those living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

College Avenue Center

Stimulating mix of games, workshops, live music and entertainment, discussion groups, dancing, guest speakers, films, cultural events, holiday celebrations, and more. Times are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm, at Temple Emanu-El.

Community Case Management

Assistance for individuals and families in crisis, including resource navigation, service coordination, and one-on-one support.

Counseling & Support Groups

Areas of specialty include mood disorders, bereavement, aging, domestic violence, and issues impacting couples and families.

Desert SOS

Permanent supportive housing programs for homeless individuals living with disabilities.

Family Violence Support Services

For individuals experiencing family violence. Services include: crisis intervention, support groups, safety planning, and resource coordination.

Friendly Visitor

Connects friendly visitors to the ill and isolated in San Diego.

Hand Up Cars

Low-interest auto loans and financial education for credit-challenged working families.

Hand Up Food Pantry & Corner Market

A volunteer-supported food pantry, operating an onsite Corner Market and community food distributions for military and low-income families in San Diego.

Hand Up Loan

Interest-free loans for business development, education/job training, car purchase/repair, and other goals focused on helping individuals and families become self-supporting.

Higher Education Legal Services

JFS Immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Representatives are available to offer personalized Immigration Legal Services to students, staff, and faculty at selected local colleges.

Home Delivered Meals/Foodmobile

A volunteer supported delivery service, providing kosher meals and wellness checks for older adults and those who are homebound by disability.


Assistance with green cards, immigration documents, citizenship and naturalization classes and petitioning for family members.

Intensive Psychiatric Case Management

Assisting Jewish clients diagnosed with a serious mental illness with goal setting and other forms of support focused on independent living.

Jewish Big Pals

A unique mentoring program for Jewish children, ages 6-16, who are being raised in a variety of family situations—often by single parents, grandparents, or legal guardians.

Jewish Community Resource Navigator

Connecting Jewish older adults to compassionate care. As we age, our needs change. When it becomes more difficult to prepare meals at home, drive

JFS Fix-It Service

Free minor home-safety repairs for low‑income older adults.

JFS Youth Engagement

Ready to step up and give back to your community? We’re empowering the next generation of leaders to create social change right here in

JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

Offers financial assistance to students from the San Diego Jewish community who plan to attend college or vocational school.

On the Go

Flexible individual and group transportation services for riders ages 60+.

Patient Advocacy

Ensuring the rights of patients in hospitals and care facilities across San Diego.

Positive Parenting Program (PPP)

Helps parents find positive solutions to common childhood behavior issues, reducing parent-child conflict and preparing children for school success.

Refugee Resettlement

Comprehensive services for newly arriving refugees referred by the US Refugee Program.

Respite Shelter Assistance

The JFS Migrant Family Shelter provides vital humanitarian services and transportation assistance to families legally seeking asylum in the United States.

Safe Parking Program

The Safe Parking Program provides a safe and welcoming environment for unsheltered families and individuals living in their cars.

Serving Older Survivors (SOS)

Care management, home care, and emergency assistance services for low-income Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

Social & Wellness Centers

Social day programs providing education and enrichment activities, exercise, entertainment, and hot kosher lunch for adults ages 60+.

Supporting Jewish Single Parents (SJSP)

Advocacy, support, and connection within the Jewish community.

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