For families who rely on public transportation to get to work and school, having access to a reliable personal vehicle can be a game changer. Our Hand Up Cars program helps credit-challenged parents access low-interest auto loans and financial education, so they can rebuild their credit, increase their earning potential, spend more quality time with family, and be more active in their communities.
“On behalf of our entire family, thank you for helping us obtain a car. A trip to school for my children used to take 3 buses and an hour and a half – but not anymore. For us, this is more than ‘just a car’ – it is independence, safety for our children, and much less stress and worry.”
Our personalized services help individuals and families overcome diverse challenges and build momentum around their unique goals.
We know that when a client sees improvement in one area of their life, they tend to improve in other areas as well. Learn how you can support a life-changing next step for a family here in San Diego.
The JFS Hand Up Loan program helps families access interest-free loans – for education, small business development, job training, car repairs, and more – so they can move toward a more secure future.
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Jewish Family Service of San Diego is here for you,
from response to recovery.
As San Diego reopens, we know many people in our community continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While our offices remain closed to walk-ins, we encourage you to contact us to learn how we are providing critical assistance and program services.
New Time: Drive-Thru Distribution is now 2:00 – 5:00pm at the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Family Campus.
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