Holocaust Survivor Services
Aided by multiple grants and donations which help to support Holocaust survivors, Jewish Family Services provides personal care, housekeeping services, home-delivered meals, socialization programs, case management services, transportation, and assistance to eligible Holocaust survivors to help maintain independence.
JFS, through special funding made available by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, provides Café Europa. Agencies worldwide host luncheons, dances, talks, and community events. This free program is for Holocaust survivors and their spouses, so they may meet over a meal and form a community. The name comes from a cafe in Stockholm, Sweden where survivors would meet after the war to find family and friends. Many survivors only feel genuinely comfortable among others who have shared similar experiences and instinctively understand each other. Such experiences nourish the soul and are as important to the survivors’ well-being as any of the other services provided. Café Europa immeasurably adds to their quality of life and in many cases gives them emotional strength to keep going and encourages strengthening of the social bonds between those that have shared in their perseverance.
Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
EAP support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited through a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.