These are unprecedented times as our community takes widespread action to limit the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Thousands of San Diegans have been laid off, furloughed, or are unable to work in order to care for their family – making it difficult to pay monthly expenses, gain new skills, and access vital community services. We are committed to providing interest-free education, small business, and transportation loans so our community can have a secure and financially independent future.
“While I was deployed, my wife’s car broke down. In San Diego, you need a car and she needed to repair it quickly to get to work and drive our kids to school. This loan was a lifesaver—we were able to fix the car without risking my wife’s job or disrupting our kid’s activities.”
We prioritize requests that signal a clear step toward long-term stability, and we work with applicants on budgeting and credit counseling to ensure they can stay on top of their repayment plan. Applicants agree to a maximum repayment term of 36 months and are encouraged to make monthly ACH (automatic electronic) payments.
We provide $1,000 – $2,500 loans for:
We’re committed to providing individually tailored services to help individuals and families overcome diverse challenges and build momentum around their unique aspirations.
JFS empowers credit-challenged parents by providing low-interest financing for a reliable car and financial education to build a secure future.
JFS’s award-winning Positive Parenting Program® (PPP) utilizes one of the most effective parenting curriculums to empower parents to build better relationships with their kids.
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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.
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