Moving Forward Together

Press Releases

Jun 25 2019

California Senate President Toni G. Atkins is urging U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to direct more federal funding toward reimbursing organizations assisting asylum-seeking migrants, including the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

May 14 2019

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a new ordinance that restricts living inside a vehicle on city streets and aims to help homeless San Diegans through an expansion of the JFS Safe Parking Program.

May 14 2019

Media statement from Michael Hopkins, CEO of JFS, regarding the Safe Parking Program update.

May 13 2019

Jewish Family Service Annual Luncheon, Film Screenings, Explore the Importance of Mental Health, Effects of Bipolar Disorder and Suicide.

May 6 2019

Funds Support Breast Cancer Case Management, Transportation Services, Treatment Adherence Assistance, Reducing Barriers to Care.

Apr 18 2019

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) raised a record-setting $1.5 million at its annual Heart and Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 6. The signature benefit highlighted the nonprofit’s work to provide resources and support to more than 32,000 San Diegans of all ages, faiths and backgrounds.

Apr 16 2019

Making good on his promise to provide more opportunities for homeless individuals living out of their vehicles, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the expansion of the City’s Safe Parking Program with a third lot where people can park overnight and that – for the first time – allows recreational vehicles.

Mar 26 2019

Funds support Hand Up Food Pantry and Foodmobile by providing groceries, hygiene products and other essentials to families and individuals in need.

Mar 6 2019

The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is in the process of moving its temporary emergency shelter for asylum-seeking families to a County-owned facility.

Mar 4 2019

A 35-year-old law that made it illegal for people to sleep and live in their cars is repealed by San Diego City Council.

Feb 18 2019
Feb 11 2019

Through Holiday “Smart Giving, Smart Chicken” Program, Poultry Donated to Help San Diego’s Food Insecure.

Jan 29 2019

The County Board of Supervisors voted to use a County-owned facility as a temporary migrant shelter to house legal, initially processed asylum-seeking families.

Jan 21 2019

Jewish Family Service offering groceries to furloughed workers and their families.

Jan 14 2019

JFS Behavioral Health Committee hosts free event exploring the biology of stress and the science of hope.

Nov 13 2018

Major San Diego Nonprofit Rated in Top One Percent of Nonprofits Nationally.

Nov 9 2018

Funds support Hand Up Food Pantry; provide groceries, diapers and other essentials to local military families and others in need.

Nov 9 2018
Media Statement Re: New Asylum Border Regulation and Border Troops From San Diego Rapid Response Network Everyone has the legal right to seek asylum
Sep 21 2018

The 30,000 refugee cap will be the lowest in the 38-year history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. Read our position statement.

Jun 27 2018

The State of California appropriated $3.6 million to create the California Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program, the first California-funded program that ensures that Holocaust survivors are able to live out their lives with dignity.

Jun 21 2018
Rady Foundation Increases Match After Early Campaign Success SAN DIEGO (June 21, 2018) – In response to the early success of Jewish Family Service
May 4 2018

Jewish Family Service of San Diego raised a record-setting $1.25 million at its annual Heart & Soul Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine on April 21.

Feb 15 2018

In partnership with Starbucks and Feeding San Diego (FSD), Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) will rescue food products from local Starbucks locations countywide and distribute the food to those struggling with hunger as part of the first Starbucks FoodShare Program in the nation.

Jan 26 2018

To kick off its centennial year, Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has announced its $37 Million Centennial Countdown Campaign. The campaign includes a $20 million commitment from the Rady Family Foundation, including up to $17 million available in one-to-one matching funds.

Nov 3 2017

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has launched its Hand Up Cars program, an economic empowerment program that helps working families across San Diego County achieve self-sufficiency through financial education and reliable transportation.