Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and inspired by the strengths of the diverse communities we serve, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay (JFCS East Bay) promotes the well-being of individuals and families by providing essential mental health and social services through every stage of life. Since 1877, JFCS East Bay has served as a vital safety net in the East Bay, serving seniors and their families, children and parents, and refugees and immigrants of all religions, races, and backgrounds.
JFCS East Bay provides services in three principal program areas:
- Refugees & Immigrants: JFCS East Bay resettles refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, the former Soviet Union, and African countries who are fleeing violence and persecution. The agency helps refugees find new homes, secure jobs, enroll in school, access medical and mental health care, and adjust to their new lives in the U.S. JFCS East Bay also has a comprehensive immigration legal services program.
- Children & Parents: JFCS East Bay provides mental health services for preschool-age children who live in poverty and have been exposed to violence and trauma. Most of the children served are African Americans and Latinos living in Oakland.
- Older Adults: JFCS East Bay helps seniors age with dignity and security in their own homes. The agency offers aging consultations, home care, meal delivery, financial assistance, counseling, social opportunities, and more. JFCS East Bay also provides specialized support for 260 Holocaust survivors living in the East Bay.