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Fund for Refugee Services

JFS SV provides refugee resettlement and acculturation services for families and individuals.

  • Pre-Arrival services and case management
  • Connections to Work program providing Vocational ESL and employment services
  • Job search skills and employment services​

ESL Programs
The Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes provide

opportunities to assist students in their listening, speaking, pronunciation,

writing, vocabulary development, and job search skills (including resume


Class levels vary from Beginning/Intermediate to Advanced based on

students’ assessment. Class sessions and computer work will include

individual, pair and group sessions.

Classes are held from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at our offices.
For more resettlement services information, please contact:

Azita Eshagh
Resettlement Coordinator
(408) 357-7457

Rohullah's story

An Afghan refugee family resettlement with JFS SV help.

A Client Story:

JFS resettled Iranian refugees Arash and Noreen along with their seven year old daughter.  Within three months, Arash and Noreen completed JFS’ VESL classes.  Our Job Developer helped Arash find a job as a dental technician;  and assisted Noreen in obtaining her hairdressing license and work in a beauty salon.  A JFS Case Manager helped Arash and Noreen with enrolling their daughter in first grade at a local elementary school.  After three months, they were able to rent an apartment, and settle in to their new life in America.

New Household Assistance Needed

Newly arrived refugees need a great deal of assistance setting up new apartments as their first homes in America.

Please consult our Amazon wish list for newly arrived refugees: 

Jewish Family Services is pleased to partner with Immanuel House in San Jose to provide transitional housing for some of our refugee clients.

Refugee Resettlement Programs