Emergency Assistance: Project N.O.A.H
JFS SV’s food assistance and crisis services have quadrupled over the past few years. We provide these services to more than 1000 people under our Project N.O.A.H. (No One Abandoned Here) program.
Project N.O.A.H. provides case management, counseling, advocacy and assistance during crises or otherwise urgent situations. For some JFS clients, their need comes in the form of a life crisis; for others, there are ongoing challenges.
Our clients include lower income families and individuals, who are in crisis or facing ongoing challenges.
Following a professional assessment for the individual or family, clients may receive limited assistance to pay for food, utilities, clothes, and small household items. We also offer supportive counseling and case management as needed.
JFS SV staff advocate for, and connect our clients to, agencies in the community that provide assistance with housing, medical, in-home support, and educational resources.
If you are in need of support and the kind of assistance JFS SV provides, please contact:
Lizi Oceransky, MA, CPCC, PCC
Project N.O.A.H. Coordinator
Programs of Project N.O.A.H.
- Project N.O.A.H. Food Assistance Program: Year-round and holiday food packages, Shabbat Meal Program, and supermarket scrip.
- Big-Hearted Birthdays: celebrate the good things in your own life by giving a much needed gift card, to a local gas station or grocery store, to one of the needy families JFS SV serves.
- Embrace-A-Family Hanukkah Gift Program: Each year at Hanukkah, we conduct a toy and gift drive that brings smiles to hundreds of children and adults in our community.
- Passover Food Drive: During the month before Passover, our community helps feed hundreds of people for Passover. More info . . .
- EITC Tax Program: January through April, we provide free assistance to moderate to low income people to file 1040EZ’s for the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit). Each year we seek volunteers to become trained tax preparers to save people hundreds of dollars a year.
Each of these programs offers wonderfully satisfying ways to volunteer your services to help. For details on how you can help, please click here.
A Partnership with the Addison-Penzak JCC to Feed the Hungry
JFS is partnering with the JCC to help feed our community. The Addison Penzak JCC is now accepting contributions towards purchasing two shares in TEVA, the CSA (community supported agriculture program), that will be distributed to families served by JFS. These families include Holocaust survivors, refugees, émigrés, and seniors who may not be able to purchase fresh food on their own.
For more information about TEVA, click here.
You can sponsor a share for a family in need. If you are interested in contributing the purchase of these shares, please contact Jenessa Schwartz at 408.357.7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.