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. You can support these important services with your generous donation:
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
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.
Survivors can receive consultation and assistance on any issue affecting their health and well-being. Assistance can be either short- or long-term.
Sometimes the process of filing claims can be extremely complex. We can help walk you through the process.
We will help low-income survivors access an emergency alert system through the Blue Card program.
Low-income survivors are eligible for assistance with medicine, dental care, short-term nursing care and other one-time expenses.
Silver Streak Senior Transportation will provide free transportation to Holocaust survivors for Café Europa events.
A series of monthly gatherings for Holocaust survivors.
A series of monthly gatherings for Holocaust survivors. Learn More
For more information on the JFFS Holocaust Survivor Program, contact Cally Clein at 949.435.3460, ext. 359 or email Cally@JFFS.org.
Social services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.