JFS SV protects and supports refugees who have experienced persecution due to their religion, ethnicity, political expression or sexual orientation. They come from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, other eastern European countries and various countries throughout Africa. The people we help are fleeing dire and often violent circumstances.
As the second largest refugee resettlement agency in Santa Clara County, JFS SV serves 200+ refugees annually with resettlement, pro-bono legal immigration clinic, vocational English training, job search assistance, case management, and emergency food assistance. Our services to refugees have been funded through HIAS, County of Santa Clara, United Way Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, other foundations and generous individuals.
Funding for refugee services is in peril! Our refugee resettlement and Connections to Work programs depend on annual awards of over $300,000 for the past decade -- and these are no longer certain.
How You Can Help Refugees!
Donate to JFS SV's Emergency Fund for Refugees
One way to help is to donate money to The Ruth Perkins Emergency Fund for Refugee Services. All donations to this fund go directly to help our refugee services programs.
Refugees need support finding affordable housing!
You can help with near-term financial support for rent,
or even offer an extra room or unoccupied apartment
Ruth, Mindy and Roya at June 2018
Refugee Crisis event.
JFS' advocacy table at the Refugee Crisis
event in June 2018.
HuffPost: War Tore This Family Apart For A Decade. Now Trump Won’t Let Them Reunite.
NPR: Hear Mindy on NPR interview on Trump administration denying Iranian Christians asylum.
Yemi Getachew speaks at June 2018 Refugee Crisis event.
Yemi, Kamran and Mindy at June 2018 Refugee Crisis Event.
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