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One Stop Referrals Addiction Services Counseling and Family Services Clothing Donation/Item Loans (G’mach)

EmploymentFinancial Assistance/ScholarshipsFood and Nutrition

Iranian Resources Israeli Resources Incarcerated Jews’ Services Legal Services

Medical Support Services/ChaplaincySeniors – Aging in Place Seniors - Residential Programs Special Needs – Children

Special Needs – AdultsRegional Services

 

 


 

 One-Stop Referrals 

 

When you don’t know where to start,
you can call a single number that opens the door
to all kinds of support and information. 

 

The Ezra Network
www.jewishla.org/ezra
“Ezra” means help in Hebrew.  Now you can get help and meet with a social worker,
job counselor or legal counselor in a synagogue close to you. Visit the website for services and a detailed schedule in your area.

 

Central Access Line/Jewish Family Service

1-(877) ASK-4-JFS (877- 275-4537)
www.jfsla.org 
One-stop connection to numerous community and government resources. 

 

211 Government and Community Services Line
Call 2-1-1 
www.211LA.org  

 

JKidLA/BJE
City (323) 761-8616
Valley (818) 464-3391
www.jkidla.org 
Listings and referrals for Jewish engagement, including day schools, preschools, complementary schools and residential camps.

 

HaMercaz/Jewish Family Service
1-(866) 287-8030
www.hamercaz.org 
One-stop referral service for Jewish families with children with special needs or developmental disabilities (birth to age 22).

 

 


 

Addiction Services

Whether you are interested in residential or outpatient help, counseling or a 12-step approach, the first step to take in dealing with addiction is to call one of these community partners.

Aish Tamid of Los Angeles
(323) 634-0505 
www.aishtamid.org 
Career guidance, substance abuse counseling, and social support for young adults ages 14-28.

Alcohol & Drug Action Program/Jewish Family Service
(310) 247-1180 
www.jfsla.org 
Addiction and substance abuse education, support and prevention services for people of all ages.


Beit T’Shuvah
(310) 204-5200
www.beittshuvahla.org 
Jewish residential addiction treatment and prevention programs.

Counseling and Family Services

From counseling services to programs for youth at risk, there is a wide range of services for children and their families in need.

 

Aish Tamid of Los Angeles
(323) 634-0505
www.aishtamid.org 
Career guidance, substance abuse counseling, and social support for young adults ages 14-28.

Aleinu Family Resource Center/Jewish Family Service
(310) 247-0534
www.aleinu.net 
Comprehensive services for children, families and older adults. Offers culturally sensitive services for the Orthodox community.

Aviva Family and Children’s Services
(323) 876-0550
www.avivacenter.org 
Provides mental health, foster care, and education programs for at-risk children, teens and families. 

Chai Lifeline
(877) 374-6331
www.chailifeline.org/westcoast 
Services for Jewish children with serious illnesses and their families including hospital support, counseling, camps, and family programs.

Counseling Services/Jewish Family Service
Central Access Line (877) 275-4537
www.jfsla.org

Professional therapists provide counseling and mental health intervention for children, teens, adults, survivors of violence, couples, and families.

Family Violence Project/Jewish Family Service
Hotline (818) 505-0900
www.jfsla.org

24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelters, transitional housing, comprehensive counseling, and education and prevention
outreach.

Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center
(323) 644-2000
www.gatewayshospital.org

Provides acute in-patient, residential, and out-patient services to mentally ill adolescents and adults.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
One-on-one Mentoring: (323) 456-1157
Camp Max Straus: (323) 456-1155
www.jbbbsla.org
 
Youth mentoring (1-1 matches with adult volunteers) and camp programs.

Jewish Deaf Community Center
(818) 239-4448 or jdcnews@yahoo.com
www.jdcc.org 
A central resource for deaf, hard of hearing persons, and the community at large.

JKidLA/Builders of Jewish Education
City (323) 761-8616
Valley (818) 464-3391
www.jkidla.org 
Listings and referrals for Jewish day schools, preschools, and residential camps. 

JQ Warmline/JQ International
(855) 574-4577
www.jqinternational.org

Referrals and supportive assistance for LGBTQ Jews and their allies, parents, friends, families and clergy.

National Council of Jewish Women/LA
Counseling talkline and services (877) 655-3807
www.ncjwla.org

Individual and family counseling, support groups, court advocacy, and child art and literacy programs.

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
(310) 836-1223
www.vistadelmar.org 
Child counseling services for emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental disorders.

Clothing Donation/Item Loans (G’mach)

Whether you want to borrow a piece of medical equipment, donate furniture you don’t use or need gently used clothes for your family, call these community partners.

Beit T’Shuvah/BTS Thrift Boutique
(310) 204-4669
www.beittshuvah.org/BTS-Thrift-Boutique  
Clothing, furniture and house ware donation center and thrift store. 

Bikur Cholim/Medical Equipment Free Loan (G’Mach)
(323) 852-1900
www.bikurcholim.net  
Loans out free medical equipment to patients of all ages at no cost. 

Clothing Vouchers/ NCJW/LA
Counseling Talkline (877) 655-3807
www.ncjwla.org
Women Helping Women provides clothing vouchers for those in the community who need additional support and assistance

Global Kindness/Home Item Distribution
(310) 402-8882
www.myglobalkindess.org  
Collects donations and distributes clothing, house ware, electronics, toys, and more at no cost. 

National Council of Jewish Women
Council Thrift Shops (800) 400-NCJW (6259)
Clothing Vouchers/Talkline (877) 655-3807
www.ncjwla.org/council-thrift-shops 
Clothing, furniture and house ware donation center and thrift store. Provides clothing vouchers through talkline.

Tomchei Shabbos/Second Chance Furniture G’Mach
(323) 851-1000
www.tomcheishabbos.org 
Provides gently used furniture and appliances to families in need at no cost.

Employment

From resume writing to ESL classes to job training to AA degree programs, if you need help with employment, you’ll find it here.

Jewish Vocational Service      
Main Offices: City (323) 761-8888; Valley (818) 501-7755
www.jvsla.org

The Ezra Network (323) 761-8888 ext. 8997
(Job counselor in synagogues)
www.jewishla.org/ezra
  

JVS WorkSource Centers:
Marina del Rey (310) 309-6000
West Hollywood (323) 904-4900
Job search and career services, training programs, and workforce development. 

JobLink/Tomchei Shabbos  (323) 851-1000                
www.tomcheishabbos.org or sb@touchofkindness.com
Connects Jews with employment opportunities. Includes resume review, job search skill development, job matching, and retraining.

 

LA ORT College
City (323) 966-5444
Valley (818) 382-6000
www.laort.edu 
Nonprofit college offering vocational technical training and AA degree programs. 

LeadingHireLA/Jewish Vocational Service
(323) 904-4900
www.leadinghirela.org/

Job search services and free access to hundreds of active listings online.

Financial Assistance/Scholarships

If you need financial assistance call one of the partners below.

Brawerman Leadership Institute/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8116
www.Jewishla.org/Brawerman 
Need-based leadership fellowship for Jewish students starting college that includes a $10,000 annual scholarship.

Jewish Crisis Fund/The Jewish Federation
Central Access Line (877) 275-4537
www.jewishla.org

Financial assistance and case management services for Jews in financial crisis. Contact JFS Central Access for more information.

Jewish Free Loan Association
City (323) 761-8830
Valley (818) 344-1072 
www.jfla.org 
Zero-interest loans for students, small businesses, emergencies, healthcare, special needs, lifecycle events etc.

Jewish Vocational Service/Scholarships Program
(323) 761-8888  x8868
www.Jvsla.org
Provides Jewish students in LA with need-based financial aid for post-secondary education.

Israel Travel Incentive/Jewish Federation
(323)761-8320
Grants for people ages 15-26 participating in first-time peer/educational experiences in Israel.

One Happy Camper/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8320
www.onehappycamper.org 
Grants for first time campers grades 2-12 for Jewish overnight camp.

Sandra and Lawrence Post Israel Grants/Jewish Federation
(323) 761-8342
www.jewishla.org

Grants for people ages 15-26 participating in first-time peer/educational experiences in Israel.

Student Scholarships/ NCJW/LA
(323) 852-8515
http://ncjwla.org/community-services/women-helping-women/scholarships/
Update: Offers $1,000 - $2,000 student scholarships for women in financial need..

Food and Nutrition

The community partners listed below can provide a range of help from groceries to meals, and more.

Nutrition Program/Jewish Family Service           
(323) 937-5843 x1702 or (323) 937-5852
www.jfsla.org

Home-delivered kosher meals and community dining options for seniors and adults with disabilities.

SOVA Community Food and Resource Program/Jewish Family Service
(818) 988-7682
www.jfsla.org/sova 
Free groceries one time per month and supportive services including free legal assistance, job counseling, loans, Medi-Cal and CalFresh enrollment, counseling and case management.
Detailed schedule available online.
SOVA West – 8846 W. Pico Blvd. near Robertson
SOVA Metro – 1140 N. La Brea Ave. near Santa Monica
SOVA Valley – 16439 Vanowen St. near Hayvenhurst

 

Global Kindness
(310) 402-8882
www.myglobalkindness.org 
Collects left over prepared kosher food from catered events as well as groceries and distributes to people in Pico-Robertson area.

Project Chicken Soup
(310) 836-5402
www.projectchickensoup.org 
Kosher meal delivery for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other serious illnesses.

Tomchei Shabbos
(323) 851-1000
www.tomcheishabbos.org 
Free Shabbat and holiday kosher grocery delivery and other resources. 

Immigrant Resources

Whether you speak Farsi, Hebrew or Russian, these partners provide culturally sensitive services to immigrants in need.

LA ORT College
City (323) 966-5444
Valley (818) 382-6000
www.laort.edu 
Offers English as a Second Language classes.

Resettlement /Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service and Jewish Vocational Service
Jewish Family Service: (323) 935-5303 
www.jfsla.org 
Pre-arrival refugee assistance, family immigration, naturalization, & post-resettlement vocational and social services.

 

Iranian Resources 

These community partners serve the Iranian community.

Farsi Mental Health Services/Jewish Family Service
(818) 432-5037 or (818) 432-5025
www.jfsla.org
Mental health services in Farsi for people who are low income. 

Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center/Jewish Family Service
(310) 231-9228
www.jfsla.org 
Services for older adults including care management, counseling, support groups, transportation, and meals. Services available in Farsi and English.

Iranian American Jewish Federation
(323) 654-4700
www.iajf.org 
An organization dedicated to the needs of Iranian Jews in Los Angeles.

Iranian Peer Counseling Warmline/Jewish Family Service
(818) 464-2864
www.jfsla.org 
Iranian immigrants can access services and receive information about available resources in Farsi.

Israeli Resources

These community partners serve the Israeli community.

Israeli American Council
(818) 836-6700 
 www.israeliamerican.org 
Central organizing body of Israeli-Americans in Los Angeles.

Israeli Consulate
(323) 852-5500
www.israella.org   
Services for Israelis in need living in or visiting LA.

 

MATI Israeli Community Center
(818) 464-8527 
www.maticenter.com 
Provides programs for the Israeli community living in Los Angeles.

Stand by Me
(818) 855-9589
www.standbymela.com 
Supportive services including meals, support groups, counseling, transportation, and more, offered in Hebrew for Jewish Israelis with cancer.

Russian Resources

These community partners serve the Russian community.

West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center/Jewish Family Service
(323) 851-8202
http://www.jfsla.org/page.aspx?pid=254
Social services for Russian West Hollywood residents over 18 years old. Recreational and social services for older adults.

Incarcerated Services 

Incarcerated Jews and their families should contact the partners below for support and advocacy during incarceration and after.

Beit T’Shuvah Alternative Sentencing
(310) 204-5200
www.beittshuvah.org/
Advocates on behalf of those with drug and alcohol-related crimes to enter rehabilitation instead of incarceration.

Board of Rabbis of Southern California
(323) 761-8600
www.boardofrabbis.org 
Information and referrals for Jewish inmates and their families in L.A. County jail facilities only.

 

Legal Services

For free legal services, call the number below.

Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Main Office (323) 939-0506
The Ezra Network (Legal counselor in synagogues) (323) 549-5827
www.bettzedek.org or www.jewishla.org/ezra
Free legal counsel including housing, debtors’ rights and bankruptcy, guardianships and conservatorships, employment rights, and government services.

Medical Support Services

When you or a loved one is facing a health crisis, you are not alone. These community partners can provide a host of services to offer physical, financial and emotional support.

Bikur Cholim/Jewish Healthcare Foundation
(323) 852-1900
www.bikurcholim.net 
Services for Jewish families with serious illness including short-term housing during treatment, medical referrals and equipment loans.

 

Brandman Centers for Senior Care/Los Angeles Jewish Home
(855) 774-8444
www.brandmanseniorcare.org

Comprehensive medical care for nonresident seniors including primary medical care, rehabilitation, and home health services.

Chai Lifeline
(877) 374-6331
www.chailifeline.org/westcoast 
Services, including camps, family programs and daily living support in and out of the hospital for Jewish children with serious illnesses.

The Jewish Bereavement Project/Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health 
(213) 765-2180
www.jewishbereavement.com  & www.huc.edu/kalsman  
 Links to support groups and services at synagogues and agencies that provide information on Jewish bereavement, mourning rituals, and other grieving resources.

LA Community Chaplaincy Services
(424) 888-4748
www.lacommunitychaplaincy.com

On call private pay Jewish and interfaith spiritual care.

Skirball Hospice/Los Angeles Jewish Home
(877) 774-3040
www.jha.org 
Palliative care and psychological support for people facing a chronic disease or terminal illness.

Stand by Me
(818) 855-9589
 www.standbymela.org
Supportive services including meals, support groups, counseling, transportation, and more, offered in Hebrew for Jewish Israelis with cancer.

Seniors and Holocaust Survivors 

The community partners below can help older adults, including Holocaust Survivors, age in place through a variety of services and programs.

Community Care At Home/Jewish Vocational Service
(310) 246-1918 
www.ccathome.org 
In-home care for people facing short- or long-term disability.

Elder Law/Bet Tzedek Legal Services
(323) 549-5823
www.bettzedek.org 
Free elder law and disability services including conservatorships, elder abuse, and family caregiver rights.

Holocaust Survivor Program/Jewish Family Service
(323) 937-5900
www.jfsla.org
 
Services for Holocaust survivors including Café Europa social clubs, care management, counseling, in home supportive services, assistance with reparations, financial assistance, and more.

Holocaust Survivor Services/Bet Tzedek Legal Services
(323) 549-5883
www.bettzedek.org
 
Free legal support to Holocaust survivors applying for reparations, pensions, and other benefits.

JFS Care/Jewish Family Service
(855) 455-CARE (2273) 
www.jfsla.org 
In-home caregivers for seniors and adults.

Los Angeles Jewish Home
(818) 774-3306
www.jha.org 
Multi-level senior living services from independent to dementia care. 

Menorah Housing Foundation
(310) 477-1476
www.menorahhousing.org 
Affordable independent-living apartment rentals for low-income seniors.

Senior Centers & Comprehensive Services/Jewish Family Service
www.jfsla.org 
Centers offer care management, meal programs, health and wellness, mental health services, transportation, in-home support, home safety modification, MSSP, and more. Financial pre-screening for Jewish free burial. 

Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center  (310) 231-9228  11338 Santa Monica Blvd near Sawtelle
Freda Mohr Multipurpose Center  (323) 937-5900  330 N. Fairfax near Beverly
Israel Levin Senior Center  (310) 396-0205  201 Ocean Front Walk in Venice
Pico-Robertson Family Resource Center  (310) 247-0864  8838 W. Pico Blvd. near Robertson
Valley Storefront Senior Center  (818) 984-1380   12821 Victory Boulevard near Coldwater Canyon in North Hollywood
West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center  (323) 851-8202  7377 Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood

Westside JCC Senior Programs
www.westsidejcc.org 
(323) 556 - 5231
Senior fitness classes, social/recreational activities, and lunch site.

 

Special Needs – Children*

The community partners listed provide help to kids with special needs, as well as much-needed support to the families who love them, including parents, grandparents and siblings.

HaMercaz/Jewish Family Service
Warmline (866) 287-8030
www.hamercaz.org 
One-stop referral service and support services for Jewish families with children with special needs.

Children with Special Needs Loans/Jewish Free Loan Association
(323) 761-8830
www.jfla.org
Interest-free loans of up to $10,000 for diagnostic expenses, behavioral support, and more.

Etta Israel Center
(818) 985-ETTA (3882)
www.etta.org 
Education, recreation and camp programs for children, teens and adults with special needs.

Friendship Circle
Provides Jewish children and teens with special needs and their families with social, recreational and educational opportunities.

Conejo Valley Friendship Circle (818) 865-2233 www.friendshipcircleca.org
Friendship Circle by the Sea (Pacific Palisades) (310) 454-7783 www. fcbythesea.org  
Friendship Circle Los Angeles (310) 277-3252 www.fcla.org
Friendship Circle of the South Bay (310)214-6677 www.gotfriends.com
Valley Friendship Circle (Studio City) (818) 508-6633 www.valleyfriendshipcircle.com

Hevrah Program/Far West Region United Synagogue Youth
(818) 986-0907
www.fwusy.net
Program for Jewish teens with special needs.

Miracle Theatre/Vista Inspire/ Vista Del Mar
310-836-1222 x322
www.vistadelmar.org  
Theatre and music classes taught by the “Miracle Project” staff for children with autism and other special needs and their typical peers.

Nes Gadol Jewish Life Programs/Vista Inspire /Vista Del Mar
310-836-1222 x322 
www.vistadelmar.org  
B’nei Mitzvah, Confirmation, Jewish education classes (6-8 y.o.), the Moses-Aaron Cooperative, and holiday/Shabbat programs for families with children with autism and other special needs.

Online Jewish Academy/BJE
(818) 464-3399
www.onlinejewishacademy.org 
Online courses designed to complement students’ classroom learning for teens in Jewish high school with learning needs and a spectrum of disorders. 

OurSpace
(818) 530-4069
www.ourspacela.org  
Located at Temple Aliyah and Valley Beth Shalom, but for the entire community, this program offers the full range of learning, social, and spiritual Jewish experiences for children, teens, and adults with special needs. 

Shlemut Network
(310) 402-7425
shlemutnetwork@gmail.com 
www.shlemutnetwork.org   
Social programming for children and young adults with special needs in the South Bay.

Yachad: The National Jewish Council on Disabilities
www.yachadla.wordpress.com 
(323) 948-8307
Inclusive Jewish programming for children, teens and adults with special needs.

*There are many synagogues and camps that offer programming for families with children or adults with special needs. Visit HaMercaz.org for more information.

Special Needs – Adults

The community partners listed below provide an array of services and programs for adults with special needs and their caregivers.

Assessment and Disability Services/Jewish Vocational Service
(323) 761-8888  x8870
www.jvsla.org  
Comprehensive vocational evaluations to individuals with disabilities, veterans, welfare-to-work clients, refugees and immigrants and career professionals.

Chaverim/Jewish Family Service
(818) 464-3360
www.jfsla.org   
Social-recreational club for Jewish adults with special needs.

Conservatorship and Guardianship Services/ Bet Tzdedek Legal Services
(323) 549-5823
www.bettzedek.org 
Provides assistance to those seeking a conservatorship for adults with special needs.

OurSpace
(818) 530-4069
www.ourspacela.org  
Located at Temple Aliyah and Valley Beth Shalom, but for the entire community, this program offers the full range of learning, social, and spiritual Jewish experiences for children, teens, and adults with special needs. 

Residential Services/Etta Israel Center
(818) 985-ETTA (3882)
www.etta.org
Residential, independent and semi-independent living for adults with developmental disabilities as well as recreational programs.

Regional Services

If you or someone you know lives out of reach of the services we count on here in Greater Los Angeles, please call one of our community partners below.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Long Beach & West Orange County
(562) 427-7916
www.jfcslongbeach.org 

Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County
(949) 435-3460 
www.jewishorgangecounty.org  

Jewish Federation of Greater San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys
(626) 445-0810
www.jewishsgpv.org 

Ventura County Jewish Family Service
(805) 641-6565
www.jfsvc.org