JFSA Caring at Home: Holocaust Survivor Services and Programs

JFSA’s commitment to Holocaust Survivors is deep and steadfast. Since 1996, JFSA has provided thousands of survivors support and services to live independently in the community.

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


  • Help with reparations claims
  • Case management to help older adults and their families understand, access, and coordinate available resources, care and benefits
  • Counseling to help cope with issues associated with aging, such as changes in independence, health problems, dementia, death of a loved one, isolation, and family dynamics
  • Financial assistance for income eligible individuals
  • Personal care, light housekeeping, home cleaning, and transportation for eligible survivors
  • Volunteers who are specially trained to provide social companionship to survivors


  • Café Europa, a biweekly drop-in social opportunity
  • Arts and culture outings to enjoy what our community has to offer
  • A variety of fun and informative online activities each week
  • Holiday celebrations, such as Purim, Chanukah, and Holocaust Survivor Day