Lifelines Emergency Assistance


The Lifelines program provides individuals and families in distress with emergency assistance and short term case management.


Lifelines Emergency Aid and Case Management


The Lifelines Case Manager will then help you to deal with your immediate issue, while connecting you to the resources for long term stability. JFFS case workers will help advocate with landlords, banks, schools and employers, connect you to programs that directly provide food, emergency shelter and housing, and work with credit issuers and credit rating agencies. In some cases, we are able to provide financial assistance for shelter, food, medication or other emergency basic needs. No walk in appointments, please call to schedule an appointment.


Request a Lifeline

LIfelines Criteria

  Applicants must:
•    Be a resident of Orange County
•    Have a valid Driver’s License or ID
•    Complete online application
•    Provide documentation on financial situation
•    Provide other documentation as requested by Case Manager
•    Have not received financial assistance in the past 12 months from JFFS


If you need assistance, call Nancy at 949.435.3460 or e-mail

Offer a Lifeline

You can offer a lifeline by volunteering your time or by making a donation directed to Lifelines Emergency Assistance..

Gift card donations will also be gladly accepted to provide assistance for basic needs through the Lifelines program. Cards for groceries, gas, and household items from stores such as Target and Walmart are most useful.

Gift cards can be dropped off or mailed to:
Jewish Federation & Family Services
1 Federation Way, Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92603


If you have questions, please email or call 949.435.3460.