Emergency Assistance


Modified Service Programs in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic


  • Alongside the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, JFCS has reinvigorated their Emergency Assistance program with funding to provide limited gifts for emergency needs.
  • JFCS is creating an online intake system in order to best serve our community as a whole during this time of social distancing for safety.
  • With a full-time Emergency Aid Case Manager, JFCS is working with our community partners in and beyond the Jewish community to create stronger and more tangible relief efforts for our clients.



JFCS Emergency Assistance helps to ensure that individual and families experiencing significant difficulties in their lives receive services and have access to resources needed to meet their basic needs and improve their quality of life.

Our mission is to address the needs of those in our Jewish community and beyond, to help foster a sense of independence and stability and to provide compassion and care to all those we serve.

Calls for Emergency Aid will be returned within 24 hours during regular hours of operation. 

To leave a message, you may call Program Manager, Tavia Berrigan at 503-226-7079 ext. 134.

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“When I faced homelessness, I was determined to beat the odds – and JFCS was determined to help me succeed.”