Children, Teens, & Families

Financial Assistance

A helping hand when you need it

If financial burdens overwhelm you and you’re confronted with choosing between essentials like paying the rent or buying medication, you can turn to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia for help.

Knowing that financial troubles can lead to family conflicts and poor health, one of our primary goals is helping members of our community become financially stable. This can be achieved by providing a family financial assistance plan that incorporates access to public benefits, directing a client to special funds, or guiding families to local or regional resources. Our staff is expert at navigating through the public process and policies, including the paperwork that might be required to maximize accessible funds—valuable help through a challenging process and at a difficult time.

 

Help to Apply for Public Benefits

  • SNAP (food stamps)
  • LIHEAP
  • Medicare
  • WIC
  • Social Security
  • CHIP
  • Affordable healthcare

Connections to Community Resources

  • Medical aid
  • Legal aid
  • Budgeting
  • Debt management
  • Credit card consolidation
  • Mortgage modification strategies

JFCS Special Funds

  • Food assistance
  • Rental assistance
  • Utility assistance

The Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia provides interest-free loans to Jews in our community. Personal and Business loans are available.  For more information, visit www.hflphilly.org.