Social Services

Career Coaching

In a changing job market, Jewish agencies offer counseling, help in resume; writing, informational seminars, and retraining and rehabilitation, enabling job seekers to update their skills.
Peninsula
San Francisco

JVS (Jewish Vocational Service)

Career coaching is a one-on-one, fee-based offering that helps clients clarify goals, plan a transition or resolve issues hindering growth. Topics may include career assessment and planning, work issues, executive job search, job transitions after age 50 and more.
http://www.jvs.org
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Counseling & Support

The agencies and organizations below offer specialized services. In addition, see the Family Service Agencies listing at the beginning of this chapter for a complete listing of JFCS services and branches. Also see Health & Medical listings in this chapter. The Bereavement section in Chapter 3, Lifecycles, deals specifically with mourning and loss.
East Bay

The Melaveh Project

“Melaveh” is Hebrew for “one who accompanies.” Our goal is to provide comfort to Jews in their final days and hours. We also provide support for their caregivers and loved ones.
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Bay Area
Peninsula
San Francisco

Disability Services

East Bay
Bay Area

JFCS Disabilities Services

Comprehensive services and support for individuals with disabilities, chronic illnesses or HIV/AIDS, including case management, counseling and support, meal delivery, and personal/home care. The Gary Shupin Independent Living Community extends JFCS services to include residential independent living, skills training, a community of peers, and a social club to adults with developmental disabilities in the region.
http://www.jfcs.org/find-help/people-with-disabilities
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Peninsula
San Francisco

Hebrew Free Loan 6

Interest-free loans, up to $15,000, to help Jewish residents of Northern California cover costs related to emotional, behavioral, developmental or physical disabilities. Includes educational assistance, medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, travel.
http://www.hflasf.org
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Émigré Services

Jewish community agencies offer help to new immigrants in a number of areas: housing, job training and placements, loans and cash assistance, day care, social services, language classes and citizenship preparation. Other services are provided through synagogues and JCCs.
East Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Family Services

East Bay
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Grants & Financial Aid

A number of Jewish community agencies provide financial assistance to individuals, through funding they receive from the Northern California Jewish federations as well as other fundraising efforts. For specific loan, grant and scholarship information, please contact the agencies below.
East Bay
Bay Area
San Francisco

Health & Medical

For Health & Healing specifically for seniors, see Chapter 10, Senior Services.
East Bay
North Bay
Bay Area
San Francisco

Hebrew Free Loan 6

Interest-free loans, up to $15,000, to help Jewish residents of Northern California with medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance. Includes fertility treatments, home health care, transitions to assisted living.
http://www.hflasf.org
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LGBTQ Support

East Bay
North Bay
Bay Area
San Francisco

Material Donations

East Bay
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco

Volunteer Placement

Most Jewish organizations welcome help from volunteers. Those listed below offer a variety of placements. For specific placements, contact individual agencies and organizations.
San Francisco
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