Harnessing the power of collective expertise, we work with diverse partners across a range of service areas to deliver the best care possible to Holocaust Survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and their family caregivers. Partnerships are essential to improving care, as they enable us to better understand the unique needs and strengths of communities and how to extend support to all individuals.
Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service offers comprehensive support services to help Holocaust Survivors maintain their health, independence, and connection to the community. They offer a full system of support, beginning with care management proved by a trauma-informed specialist. Services also include: advocacy, translation services, assistance with claims forms, medical escort, homemaker services, and emergency funding often for medical treatment. Clients receive assistance with paying for homecare and emergency needs through funding from the Claims Conference, the Change a Life Foundation, and private donations.
The Claims Conference continuously negotiates with the government of Germany for payments to Holocaust victims and for homecare funding for elderly Survivors. They have created and expanded numerous programs to recognize the suffering of Holocaust victims, who each have a unique story of persecution and survival.
KAVOD partners with Jewish Family Service and other organizations to providing emergency aid to Holocaust Survivors in need. The agency makes requests on behalf of the Survivors on a confidential basis. KAVOD provides gift cards from local grocery stores or pharmacies to assist them with whatever emergency or day to day needs that they have. The decisions of KAVOD are overseen by a diverse and experienced Board of community leaders, most of whom are children of Survivors.
The Blue Card was established by the Jewish community in Germany in 1934, to help Jews already being affected by Nazi restrictions through loss of jobs, forcibly closed businesses and other forms of oppression. In 1939, The Blue Card was reestablished in the United States to continue aiding refugees of Nazi persecution resettling in America. After the Holocaust, the mission of the organization was expanded to help Survivors of the Shoah from all European countries.
Life and Legacy Project is dedicated to preserving the memories and legacies of Holocaust Survivors who lived in San Diego. By highlighting individuals that experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust and then rebuilt their lives in San Diego, we are able to connect future generations to the lessons of the Holocaust.