Holocaust Survivor Program

 

JFFS is deeply committed to supporting and caring for Holocaust Survivors in our community. Today Orange County is home to over 300 Holocaust survivors, many of whom  live alone,  have  little social support and continue to bear scars from their past trauma. 

Through our many services to survivors, we strive to ensure each survivor has the care they need and that they are connected with each other and with our Orange County Jewish Community. 

 

New Program: Meal Partners

 

The Meal Partners Program brings Holocaust survivors together with community volunteers who engage with them through the sharing of meals.


JFFS will match individual volunteers, volunteer “care circles” and family groups with the most isolated and needy of our survivors. Through the sharing of meals, our hope is to build relationships, broaden social support systems, reduce isolation and loneliness, and increase the survivors’ quality of life. Learn More

SERVICES & RESOURCES:

Financial Assistance for In-Home Care


Financial assistance is available to survivors with both financial and functional limitations. In-home services can include personal/nursing care, chore/errand assistance, transportation or housekeeping.

 

 

Crisis Intervention and Care Management


Survivors can receive consultation and assistance on any issue affecting their health and well-being. Assistance can be either short- or long-term.

 

 

Assistance with Restitution and Claim Forms


Sometimes the process of filing claims can be extremely complex. We can help walk you through the process.

 

 

Emergency Alert System


We will help low-income survivors access an emergency alert system through the Blue Card program.

 

 

Emergency Financial Assistance


Low-income survivors are eligible for assistance with medicine, dental care, short-term nursing care and other one-time expenses.

 

 

Transportation to Community Events


Silver Streak Senior Transportation will provide free transportation to Holocaust survivors for Café Europa events.

 

 

Café​ Europa

 

A series of monthly gatherings for Holocaust survivors. Learn More

 

CAFÉ​ EUROPA OC:

 

A series of monthly gatherings for Holocaust survivors. Learn More


 

Get Started Today!

For more information on the JFFS Holocaust Survivor Program, contact Cally Clein at 949.435.3460, ext. 359 or e-mail Cally@JFFS.org.

MORE INFORMATION & RESOURCES:

 

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.