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Holocaust Survivor Emergency Funding and Case Management Services

JF&CS’ Holocaust Survivor Services provides targeted services and supports specifically designed to assist the most socio-economically vulnerable Survivors in the GTA; Survivors’ whose income hovers at or below the poverty line

Survivors are provided with both emergency financial assistance as well as case management, advocacy and supportive counselling. An emphasis is placed on identifying needs and improving access for Survivors to resources and programs within the Jewish community; as well as systems navigation through government services such as social assistance and healthcare.

The bulk of disbursements are to aid the purchase of medical items and dental services that are not paid for by the government programs and would otherwise be unaffordable to the Survivor. Funds provide Holocaust survivors living in poverty with increased independence through assistance with purchase of mobility and home safety devices, dignity through the purchase of dentures and incontinence supplies and the opportunity to be cared in their homes through the purchase of needed medical equipment and hospital beds. Wherever possible, program services provided in the primary languages of our clients; reducing barriers and increasing accessibility to resources internal and external to our community.
Expenses that may be eligible for assistance with costs include: 

  • Urgent Dental Procedures/dentures  

  • Incontinence supplies

  • Hospital beds for in- home use 

  • Mobility and Safety Devices  

  • Urgent medical supplies (ostomy, CPAP, prostheses) 

  • Certain medically related products such as glasses, hearing aids and  basic orthopedic needs 

  • Medically-related assistance such as air conditioner for emphysema patient

  • Prescribed medications not covered by OHIP

  • Emergency funds to prevent utility shut off or eviction

Grant conditions require that eligible expenses not otherwise be covered by public resources such as OHIP and ADP.  Please contact us to discuss program eligibility  prior to purchase. For more information about our program, program eligibility requirements or to access our services, please contact our dedicated Holocaust Survivor Services line at 416-638-7800 x 6207.

Jewish Family and Child Service receives funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Azrieli Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and donors in our community in order to provide financial assistance and case management supports to low income Holocaust survivors living in the Greater Toronto Area.  We are extremely grateful to our funders for their consideration of and commitment to this vulnerable Jewish population.

Jewish Family and Child Service has received funds from the Alfred Landecker Foundation, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the benefit of Jewish Nazi victims. Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. 

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