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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.

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 Care Services

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

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.

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.

Community Distributions

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

Congregate Dining

We offer in-person congregate dining throughout San Diego for adults aged 60 years and older. For the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, face masks and physical distancing may be required. All lunches are served Kosher Style.

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.

Desert Vista and Desert Rose

Permanent supportive housing programs for homeless individuals living with disabilities.

Family Support Liaison Program

Our prevention and family preservation strategies will help you navigate the child welfare system, connect to community resources, and increase your network of support—all with the goal of keeping your children safe and your family together.

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.

Guaranteed Income

In partnership with San Diego for Every Child, the Guaranteed Income Project is to significantly reduce the experience of child poverty and create an income floor that lifts families up and out of poverty.

Hand Up Cars

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

Hand Up Food Pantry

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

A volunteer supported delivery service, providing 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.

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.

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.

Safe Parking Program

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

SDRRN Migrant Shelter Services Operated by JFS

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

Serving Our 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+.

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