Jewish Community Safety Net
In response to the coronavirus crisis, JFCS East Bay has launched the Jewish Community Safety Net program, designed to help stabilize vulnerable Jewish community members in the East Bay affected by COVID-19 and California’s shelter-in-place order. The program will offer emergency financial assistance alongside information/navigation services, benefits application assistance, ongoing telephone support, food delivery services, and mental health support.
The Jewish Community Safety Net includes the following services:
- Emergency Financial Assistance: Focused on helping people with basic needs, such as food, housing, utilities, medical care, and transportation.
- Information & Navigation Services: Information, referrals, and assistance in accessing other community resources.
- Benefits Enrollment Assistance: Applying for unemployment insurance, Medi-Cal, CalFresh food assistance, and other benefits.
- Food Delivery: For vulnerable seniors and families with particular needs, JFCS East Bay provides funds for volunteers to shop and deliver groceries.
- Telephone Support: Check-in contact from social workers and trained volunteers provides support and comfort to those who are fearful and isolated.
- Mental Health Services: Therapy services over the phone or video chat can include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, and linkage to longer-term and psychiatric services.
If you are in need of assistance, please fill out and submit the form below. You can also reach us at
or (510) 704-7475, ext. 716.
If you would like to make a donation to support this program, please click here and select “Jewish Community Safety Net” from the designation dropdown menu.