Moving Forward Together

Our Services

Below is a list of our services. Have a question? Need help and don’t know where to turn? Start the process online or call our JFS Access Line at (858) 637-3210.

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

Food & Meals

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 at multiple sites in San Diego.

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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.

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Children & Youth

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.

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JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

The JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship provides grants to students from San Diego’s Jewish Community who plan to attend college or vocational school.

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JFS Youth Engagement

Our programs empower San Diego teens to develop valuable leadership skills through hands-on service, educational activities, and social justice advocacy.

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Adults & Families

Adolescent Family Life Program (AFLP)

Addresses the social, health, educational, and economic challenges of adolescent pregnancy by providing comprehensive case management services to expectant and parenting youth.

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Breaking Down Barriers

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

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Community Case Management

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

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Counseling & Support Groups

Individual counseling and support groups for youth, couples, families and adults across the lifespan; areas of specialty include mood disorders, bereavement, aging, domestic violence, and issues impacting couples and families.

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Family Support Liaison Program (FSLP)

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.

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Family Violence Support Services

For individuals experiencing domestic violence. Services include: counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, and resource coordination.

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Jewish Community Services

The Center for Jewish Care offers critical relief services and free resources for individuals and families in the Jewish community who need assistance.

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JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

The JFS-David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship provides grants to students from San Diego’s Jewish Community who plan to attend college or vocational school.

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Patient Advocacy

Our advocates protect patients who are receiving behavioral health services from abuse, neglect, discrimination, and other rights violations.

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Positive Parenting Program

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

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Safe Parking Program

The Safe Parking Program provides a safe and welcoming environment for unsheltered families and individuals living in their cars, many of whom have recently found themselves homeless for the first time.

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Older Adults

Aging Life Care

Providing comprehensive assessment, consultation, planning, coordination of services, and advocacy in the realm of care management.

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Counseling & Support Groups

Individual counseling and support groups for youth, couples, families and adults across the lifespan; areas of specialty include mood disorders, bereavement, aging, domestic violence, and issues impacting couples and families.

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JFS Fix-it Service: Home Safety Modifications

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

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On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults

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

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Friendly Visitors (Bikkur Holim)

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

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Home Delivered Meals (Foodmobile)

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

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Social & Wellness Centers

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

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, in-person activities have currently been suspended at our social and wellness centers until further notice. We invite you to join us for our FREE virtual programming!

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Refugee & Immigration

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Education and assistance with applications and DACA renewals.

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Immigration

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

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Higher Education Legal Services (HELS)

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.

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Migrant Shelter Services

San Diego Rapid Response Network Migrant Shelter Services operated by Jewish Family Service provides vital humanitarian services and transportation assistance to families legally seeking asylum in the United States.

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Refugee Resettlement

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

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Center for Jewish Care

David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship

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

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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.

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Serving Our Survivors (SOS)

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

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Loans

Hand Up Cars

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

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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.

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Desert Vista & Desert Rose

Permanent supportive housing programs for homeless individuals living with disabilities.

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