Our Community’s Problem-Solvers

February 20, 2023
By JFCS East Bay

An article published at jewishfed.org

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) and Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS East Bay) have tended to the social service needs of individuals and families in crisis for over a century, and have been our community’s “problem-solvers” since their founding.

It was thus not surprising that in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, they were among the first organizations to respond in the Bay Area, where hundreds of displaced men, women, and children have sought refuge. They have been providing multifaceted aid, including immigration and legal services to help with work permits, asylum representation, and family reunification.