Holocaust Survivors Support Services | Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia

Holocaust Survivors Support

Special services for those who survived the Holocaust

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia is committed to ensuring the aging Jewish  community who lived under Nazi rule during World War II is cared for with compassion and respect. Our holistic approach helps survivors live at home safely, comfortably and with dignity. Our Survivor social programs work to help alleviate isolation and preserve a sense of community and enhance the quality of life.

Support for Our Survivors

With licensed social workers, dedicated volunteers, and a multidisciplinary staff, we provide the following services:

  • Client advocacy to liaise and assist with claim applications from German or other governments
  • Care Management will assess unique need, implement day-to-day living plan, and provide connects and referrals to additional resources
  • In-home healthcare assistance by nurse practitioner to include preventive healthcare, aftercare of rehab and hospital stays, and, light medical in-home procedures that are coordinated with appropriate medical provider to include blood pressure, injections, and ear cleaning
  • In-home personal care services with health aide to include bathing and dressing
  • Chore assistance to include laundry, housekeeping, and shopping
  • Dental support
  • Support and management of medication
  • Social and cultural opportunities and events
  • Emergency financial aid based on eligibility
  • Transportation to grocery store at regularly scheduled times

Our Clients

Any Jewish person who was persecuted as a Jew in German, Austria or any other country occupied by the Nazis or their Axis allies during World War II, who emigrated from any of the countries occupied by the Nazis after they invaded and before liberation and suffered recognized persecution and has a low income or is having trouble pay bills may be eligible for reparations.

Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.


We are in challenging and unprecedented times. As we all navigate this new way of living and working together, one thing that remains constant is that JFCs is here for our clients and we are here for each other.


We are watching closely what our City, State and Federal government is saying and doing and translating that into what that means for us as an organization.


We are exploring ways to reach members of our community using the core competencies that we all have to alleviate stress and anxiety. We are communicating with many similar agencies across the country to learn more and better understand policies put forth from our Governor and the Federal government.


Many in the community want to help our clients and want to know what plans we have put in place to reach the most vulnerable.


You can be reassured we remain committed to providing the best care we can offer to all of our clients during these challenging times.


We continue to closely follow the community needs of the community we serve and how we address these ever changing needs.


JFCS is here for you and we will get through this together. Stay safe.