JFS SV helps vulnerable individuals, families and older adults achieve well-being, health and stability. We provide comprehensive client-centered services to people of all backgrounds regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or ability to pay. JFS SV also provides services to meet the particular needs of Jewish individuals in the community.
Support and Services
Center for Aging
Adults & Families
Center for Aging & Caregiver Services
Center for Aging and Caregiver Services
Center for Aging and Caregiver Services provides a comprehensive menu of services to support older adults and their caregivers so they can live in their own homes safely with quality and dignity for as long as possible.
Our professional care managers advocate on behalf of older adults, helping solve problems and communicating with physicians, hospitals, care providers and families. Care managers coordinate all aspects of care, navigate the healthcare system and provide peace of mind to family members.
JFS SV HomeCare Services offers a range of non-medical care for older or disabled adults, including
Personal care: mobility assistance, senior bathing, dressing, incontinence care and grooming
Medication: medication reminders
Domestic duties: meal preparation, light housekeeping, laundry, linen changes and pet care
Transportation: driving or escorting client to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, medication pickup and on general errands
Companionship: socialization, reminiscing and games
Mobility: range of motion exercises and walks
JFS SV’s occupational therapist will do an in-home assessment, make recommendations and coordinate acquiring adaptive equipment to prevent the potential for falls in the home.
Caring for a loved one can be challenging. JFS SV care managers will work closely with caregivers to assist in the coordination of care, providing them with solutions and tools to better support themselves and their loved ones.
An enrichment specialist will work with isolated individuals and older adults with dementia to bring activities that provide clients with brain stimulation, a sense of meaning and fun.
Counseling & Therapy
Sometimes life delivers more challenges than you can handle. JFS SV professionals use evidence-based approaches to provide older adults with individual counseling services to help manage feelings of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues associated with aging. They also work with caregivers to help with the stress and grief associated with being a caregiver.
Human connection and engagement have a positive impact on an older adult’s physical and mental health. Our care management includes the option to have a committed and friendly volunteer visitor provide extra care, companionship and support to create better health outcomes and enhance well being.
Holocaust Survivor Services
In addition to the general aging and caregiver services given to older adult clients, JFS SV provides supportive services to 150 Holocaust survivors and their families to assist in maintaining their financial, emotional and physical well-being. Support includes:
Reparations claims assistance and up-to-date Claims Conference Information
Emergency services and financial assistance from KAVOD SHEF
Case management and counseling for survivors and their families
Home visits and food assistance
Adults & Families
JFS SV provides a safety net of case management, counseling, advocacy and emergency assistance to people in the community facing a life crisis or ongoing challenges. Jewish history and values guide our work, so we work to meet the particular needs of the Jewish community while also providing services to people of all backgrounds.
Our experienced staff conduct a professional assessment for the individual or family and determine which programs and services are most appropriate to meet the client’s needs.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Low income clients may receive limited assistance to pay for utilities, clothing, small household items and transportation.
Emergency Food Assistance
Our food assistance program includes food packages, supermarket gift cards, food drives and food pantry.
Counseling and Therapy
Licensed and experienced clinical staff use evidence based approaches to provide individualized counseling to teens (age 14+), adults and families facing a life crisis, ongoing challenges or managing a mental health condition. Counseling services are conducted in a supportive, respectful and confidential environment, Monday through Friday, and are available on a sliding scale. We provide intercultural and interfaith counseling for:
Survivors of trauma
“Embrace-A-Family” Holiday Gift Program
Our Embrace-A-Family holiday gift program provides toys and gifts to low-income children and adults struggling at the holiday season.
“Equipped to Learn” Back-to-School Drive
Stress and anxiety
General emotional well-being
Our Equipped to Learn Back-To-School program provides backpacks, school supplies and school clothing for students of all ages from pre-school through adult learners.
Refugees & Immigrants
The Jewish community understands what it is like to leave one’s home and resettle in a foreign land. That historic experience fuels our desire to help refugees and immigrants make a successful transition to self-sufficiency. Our culturally diverse staff is recruited directly from the communities we serve.
Refugee Resettlement & Acculturation Services
JFS SV’s resettlement program has long focused on refugees who have experienced persecution based on their religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. We have extensive expertise in resettling refugees who are vulnerable and fleeing violent and dire circumstances. Our resettlement team includes Dari, Farsi, Pashtu, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish speakers, many of whom were themselves refugees or immigrants.
JFS SV is one of two leading resettlement agencies in Santa Clara County providing comprehensive case management, including:
Support and guidance through the 90-day resettlement process
Assistance finding temporary and permanent housing
Enrolling in and accessing government benefits
Furniture and household goods donations
In-depth and ongoing cultural orientation
Accessing medical and mental health services
Providing Vocational ESL classes and mentoring
Providing career counseling and placement support
Fostering relationships with school districts and assisting with school enrollment
Connecting clients with appropriate local resources
Matching clients with volunteers and mentors
Managing crises or family upheaval
Emergency food and financial support