Lifeline Services

Lifeline Services include in-home support for Holocaust Survivors, helping them to age safely and independently in their homes. We also offer direct aid and guidance for individuals and families experiencing financial hardship to avoid crisis and make progress toward self-sufficiency. Our compassionate, experienced staff, case managers, and program coordinators assess individual and family needs, and partner with a diverse network of faith-based and social service agencies to meet those needs.

Lifeline Services include the following:

For Holocaust Survivors

  • in-home assistance—housekeeping, companionship, meal preparation, and transportation to appointments provided by native Russian homemakers when appropriate;
  • case management and care coordination to address immediate and long-term needs. Russian/English bilingual case managers are available for Russian speaking clients;
  • specialized services for Holocaust survivors, including assistance with reparations, compensation and Café Europa gatherings that offer social, educational, and recreational activities to support Survivors’ community participation and enhance their quality of life;
  • emergency assistance with expenses related to health and ongoing independence, including durable medical equipment and therapies not covered by insurance, for rent, utilities, food, clothing, school supplies, medications, and more.

For Community Members in Need

  • limited, short-term assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, school supplies, and more, if that assistance can effectively avert a crisis and get people back on the path to financial independence.

Our services support people of all socio­economic backgrounds. They are affordable, self-directed, and culturally sensitive to help people improve their lives and thrive.

For more information contact our Lifeline Program Director at 503-226-7079, ext. 121. For more information about Café Europa, contact Kerry Goldring, Café Europa Event Coordinator, at 503-226-7079 ext. 111, or by email at KerryGoldring@jfcs-portland.org.


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