Vulnerable Populations

A volunteer helps an elderly man
Need to Expand services to the most vulnerable

Our Impact

teens, parents and educators participated in workshops and conversations to prevent dating abuse and build a strong foundation for healthy relationships.

Holocaust survivors received monthly food stipends, financial assistance, in-home personal care assistance and service coordination.

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

mental health evaluations provided to children, teens and families enhanced individuals’ abilities to cope with life’s challenges.

The Story


More than 300 Holocaust survivors live in Greater Washington, many of whom continue to struggle with the effects of the atrocities they endured. Your generous support of The Jewish Federation ensures that these vulnerable members of our community receive the services and support they need.

Meet Jack and his son Ed, and learn about the impact supporters like you have had on their lives.

Click here to learn about The Holocaust Survivor Community Fund: a joint effort of The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.