Emergency Services


Jewish Family Service offers basic emergency services to those with the most critical needs in the Jewish community, and, where possible, in the broader community. JFS caseworkers assist clients in assessing their situations and creating action plans that meet their immediate, critical needs with long-term stabilization as the goal.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available for emergencies like eviction prevention, move-in costs such as first/last months’ rent and security deposits, medical expenses, past due utility bills, transportation, or school clothes.

Contact us at emergency@jfsseattle.org or the Housing Hotline (206) 861-8796.

Get Help

Please include the following with your voicemail or email:

  • Your name and contact information.
  • What your need is (please be specific).
  • Your current, total household income.
  • If you have a three-day or 10-day notice of eviction or any other notice of eviction.
  • Your household size.
  • Any other need you have or assistance you could use.
  • The dollar amount you are requesting and what it is for.

If JFS contacts you, please be prepared to submit detailed information that might be needed to assist you.

Please be aware that we receive many calls each week and will not be able to return all calls. You will only receive a call if we can assist you or if we need further clarification.

More Ways to Get Help

  • Case Management
    Case managers tailor services to help individuals and families achieve stability. Case managers may help with housing stability, food security, budgeting, employment, mental health support and referrals, substance dependence support and referrals, and any other self-sufficiency support needed.
  • Chanukah Tzedakah Program
    We provide gifts to Jewish individuals and families in our community who might not otherwise be able to celebrate the holiday.

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