Jewish Family Relief Network

Amount: 
$750,000
Year: 
2009
Field of Interest: 
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name: 
Jewish Family Relief Network
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Description: 

The Jewish Family Relief Network us comprised of the following five organizations: Builders of Jewish Education; Jewish Big Brothers Big Sister of Los Angeles; Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles; Jewish Free Loan Association; and Jewish Vocational Service.

Grant Purpose: 

Founded in 2009 to help alleviate economic suffering of Jewish families caused by the economic downturn, the Jewish Family  Relief Network  provided first-time clients with coordinated services such as case management, mental health care, job retraining and placement, navigation of financial systems, and assistance with housing, food, and medical expenses. 

We are thrilled to receive funds for emergency loans at such a critical time for our community.  We are grateful we can meet the needs of those individuals and families facing financial despair through this important and valuable agency coalition. Our hope is that The Foundation’s seed funding will be the catalyst for additional funding from others wishing to support the critical work of each organization participating in the Jewish Family Relief Network.

Mark Meltzer
Executive Director, The Jewish Free Loan Association