Emergency Financial Assistance

NOTE: Funding availability fluctuates.

…to help families meet basic needs and get back on their feet.


Jewish Family & Community Services (JFCS) helps individuals and families take control of their lives, achieve self-sufficiency, and maintain their dignity. JFCS disburses federal, state and private funds to help families meet basic needs and get back on their feet.

NOTE: Funding availability fluctuates.

JFCS helps with:

  • Rent and mortgage assistance, as available
  • Utility payments
  • Food assistance

Standing Tall Life Skills
To help people lead productive, self-sufficient lives, JFCS teaches a seven-part life skills education course called “Standing Tall.” Our modules include:

  • Developing a Personal Budget and Savings Plan
  • Utilizing Checking Accounts and Banking Options
  • Grocery Shopping on a Budget and Wise Nutrition
  • Affordable Housing and Housing Resources
  • Effective Job Search
  • Developing Positive Assertiveness
  • JEA’s “Savings Without Sacrifice”

For more information on Standing Tall, call 904.394.5728 or fill out the form to the right.

To request a Financial Assistance appointment please call United Way/2-1-1 at 211.