Vulnerable Populations

The foundation of a community lies in how it cares for its most vulnerable. In Greater Washington, we compassionately address the immediate and long-term needs of those who may not be able to advocate or provide for themselves.


Jewish children and families across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union received hunger relief, medication and other essential services.


elderly and vulnerable Israelis live in subsidized housing, supported by a social services network.


victims of domestic abuse have accessed free counseling and supportive services.

Each summer, 130 campers with and without disabilities come together through Camp Shutaf’s innovative reverse inclusion model in the Greater Jerusalem area. With the help of Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund, Camp Shutaf can significantly reduce tuition costs so that every camper can experience a meaningful summer regardless of their financial situation.

Meet Yitzhak

“I met Ori through Youth Futures when he was experiencing severe anxiety during his parents’ divorce. In our three years together, Ori and I worked through his fears and anxieties. Ori is better able to cope and experience successes that will continue to build a meaningful future. Youth Futures enabled Ori to be more confident and complete.”


job seekers ages 50+ attended two Employment Expos last year.


hours of community service were provided by older jobseekers through a Senior Community Service Employment Program.


Holocaust survivors living in Greater Washington receive monthly food stipends, financial assistance, in-home personal care and more to continue living with dignity and independence.

Meet Jack and Ed

Learn how your support enables hundreds of Holocaust survivors in our community to continue living with dignity and independence, just like Jack who receives monthly food stipends, financial assistance and in-home personal care.

“With the help and support of Federation’s Jewish Food Experience© (JFE) volunteers, we are able to offer nutritious meals to the clients who call N Street Village home each day. The community looks forward to seeing the friendly faces of JFE volunteers. We are blessed to have their presence in our community.”

—Heidi N.,

In-Kind Services Manager, N Street Village


trips on the Elder Buses took seniors to doctor appointments, grocery shopping and on other errands, enabling independent living by our community’s aging population.


teens, parents and educators participated in workshops and conversations about dating abuse prevention to lay a strong foundation of life-long, healthy relationships.


at-risk children have received mentorship from professionally trained social pioneers through Youth Futures.


kosher meals on wheels were delivered to homebound seniors, ensuring quality nutrition for those who cannot easily access healthy eating options.