JFSA Caring at Home: Holocaust Survivor Support Program

Comprehensive services to Holocaust Survivors, including counseling and case management, personal care, social activities, and help with reparation claims.

Gilda Katz, LISW, Coordinator Special Programs, Holocaust Survivor Support Services

JFSA’s commitment to Holocaust Survivors is deep and steadfast. Since 1996, JFSA has provided thousands of survivors support and services to give comfort and strength. Today, JFSA serves almost 1,000 aging survivors, many who are frail and continue to bear the scars of the Holocaust. Many Survivors are without family and have social, financial and medical needs. Community support is a big component of the program as well.

Services include:

  • Help with reparations claims
  • Care Coordination
  • Counseling
  • Financial assistance for income-eligible individuals, including subsidies for Lifeline, home care, case management, dental care or other needs
  • Personal care light housekeeping, home cleaning, transportation
  • TOV (Tikkun Olam Volunteers) Friendly Visitors specially trained community volunteers who provide social companionship to survivors.
  • JFSA Shuttle On The Go – free transportation service for JFSA clients

Programming includes:

  • Europa Café – a weekly drop-in program with social outing opportunities.
  • Arts Programming – Guided trips to local arts and entertainment venues.
  • Art Therapy, Music Therapy and more