Social Services

Career Coaching

In a changing job market, Jewish agencies offer counseling, help in resume; writing, informational seminars, and retraining and rehabilitation, enabling job seekers to update their skills.
San Francisco
South Bay

Counseling & Support

The agencies and organizations below offer specialized services. In addition, see the Family Service Agencies listing at the beginning of this chapter for a complete listing of JFCS services and branches. Also see Health & Medical listings in this chapter. The Bereavement section in Chapter 3, Lifecycles, deals specifically with mourning and loss.
East Bay
Bay Area

AriYael Jewish Healing Center

AriYael Jewish Healing Center offers individuals, couples and groups opportunities to experience and explore diverse modalities of Jewish spirituality, community, learning and healing. Essential support for those responding to illness, loss and all life transitions.
http://ariyael.org
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Peninsula
San Francisco

JFCS Counseling Services

Experienced clinicians help individuals, couples and families meet life's challenges. Expertise in depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, loneliness, significant life transitions, separation and divorce, job loss, and illness. Provides in-person and teletherapy services
http://jfcs.org/counseling
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South Bay

Disability Services

East Bay
Bay Area
Peninsula
San Francisco

Émigré Services

Jewish community agencies offer help to new immigrants in a number of areas: housing, job training and placements, loans and cash assistance, day care, social services, language classes and citizenship preparation. Other services are provided through synagogues and JCCs.
East Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco
South Bay

Family Services

East Bay
North Bay
Peninsula
San Francisco
South Bay

Grants & Financial Aid

A number of Jewish community agencies provide financial assistance to individuals, through funding they receive from the Northern California Jewish federations as well as other fundraising efforts. For specific loan, grant and scholarship information, please contact the agencies below.
Bay Area
San Francisco

Hebrew Free Loan

Interest-free loans to Jewish residents of Northern California to overcome financial challenges and pursue life dreams. Loans include student, business, debt consolidation, fertility, health care, emergency, first-time homebuyer, and more.
http://hflasf.org
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South Bay

Health & Medical

East Bay
North Bay

Jewish Community Free Clinic

Free, volunteer-based medical clinic, offering care to anyone in need — regardless of ethnicity or religion. Bilingual medical, nursing and referral services. Always in need of volunteer medical providers and support staff and special project volunteers.
http://jewishfreeclinic.org
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San Francisco
South Bay

LGBTQ Support

Bay Area
San Francisco

Material Donations

East Bay
North Bay
San Francisco
South Bay

Volunteer Placement

Most Jewish organizations welcome help from volunteers. Those listed below offer a variety of placements. For specific placements, contact individual agencies and organizations.
San Francisco

JFCS Volunteer Program

Volunteers serve thousands each year. Opportunities for young to adults throughout the Bay Area to reach out to the isolated, elderly and persons with disabilities; food bank organization and deliveries; holiday outreach and more.
http://jfcs.org/volunteer
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