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. To that end, we provide the following:

Alternatives to Addiction

This program provides confidential, supportive assistance to those struggling with addiction.

Domestic Violence

If you are experiencing threats, intimidation, emotional or sexual abuse, economic control, isolation or physical violence and need help, click on this link.

Emergency Housing Vouchers

May be used to fund housing for up to one week at a local shelter as specified on the voucher. Screening is required.

Financial Assistance

Funds may be available to help pay for various emergencies such as transportation, medical needs, past due utility bills, avoiding eviction or school clothing. Screening is required.

Food Bank

The JFS Food Bank operates year-round and includes Seattle and Eastside locations, and a Home Delivery Program.

Chanukah Tzedakah Program

Help provide holiday gifts to vulnerable local Jewish families and individuals in our community.

Employment Services

Provides job seekers with the support and tools necessary to find work.

Food Stamp Assistance

JFS is helping eligible seniors sign-up for food stamps.

Emergency services are provided by appointment only. For more information, contact (206) 461-3240 and ask to speak with an Emergency Services Case Manager, or email us.

Upcoming Events

Exploring Dignity

December 11, 2017

NAMI Family-to-Family Class

December 12, 2017

Chanukah Discussion: Don’t Let the Lights Go Out

December 14, 2017

Navigating Turbulent Times Counseling Group

December 14, 2017

Sha’arei Tikvah Chanukah Celebration

December 17, 2017