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Project NOAH Safety Net

A Client Testimonial:

“I would like to send a special “Thank You” to the people who were gracious enough to have a kind heart during this Holiday Season and purchased gifts for my daughter for Project NOAH. 

Without your kind-heartedness, this holiday season would have been very bleak. It brings me to tears of joy to know that there are kind strangers out there willing to put a smile on my son’s face during this period of financial hardship.  Thank You!!”

​​​​JFS SV’s food assistance and crisis services have quadrupled over the past few years. We provide these services to more than 1100 people under our Project NOAH (No One Abandoned Here) program.

Project NOAH provides a safety net of 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.

Project NOAH Programs at JFS SV include:

  • Short term emergency food assistance, including non perishable kosher food.
  • Big-Hearted Birthdays to donate gift cards in lieu of gifts.
  • "Double Donation" Program with Yavneh Day School to provide gift cards.
  • Passover Food Drive to help feed hundreds of those in need in our community.
  • Shabbat Dinner program that provides healthy, kosher meals.
  • Embrace-A-Family Program delivers toys and gifts to needy children and adults during the holiday season. 
  • ‘Equipped to Learn’ Back-To-School Drive for preschoolers through adult learners.

See our Project NOAH flyer.

If you are in need of support and the kind of assistance JFS SV provides, please contact:

Sandra Pannell, MA

Project NOAH Social Worker
(408) 802-5802