While we aim to assist as many people as possible, we know that we cannot help everyone. The Washington, DC metropolitan area has a number of other resources. If you would like to add a resource to our list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewish Community Support Line is a single support line for any needs that a member of the Greater Jewish community may have during a crisis or other time of need. A partnership between The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and JSSA, the support line is accessible by phone (703-J-CARING on Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) to connect you with the right providers in our robust partner network, giving you access quickly to the services and support you need, including health and wellness, career services, early childhood services, and adult services.
Bikur Cholim (translates to "visiting the sick") provides comfort and support to individuals and family members facing medical related challenges. Bikur Cholim volunteers lift the spirits of those who are ill and let them know that they are not alone, including providing kosher food, and a place to stay, during family member times of illness.
The Hebrew Free Burial Society provides free funeral service and burial at the Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery to any Jewish person who cannot afford a funeral. The Hebrew Free Burial Society is a separate program from Chesed Shel Emes Aid and is not affiliated with Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington.
JCA helps older adults in the Greater Washington, D.C. region maintain independence, dignity, vitality and self-respect. JCA accomplishes this through a myriad of community-based programs built upon vibrant programmatic partnerships with funders, fellow charities and local communities; and by providing opportunities for volunteers to make the National Capital Area a great place to age.
JSSA is a nonsectarian, nonprofit health and social service provider. We serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. Annually, JSSA serves and supports more than 31,000 individuals and families throughout the Greater Washington metropolitan area.
Tzedek DC’s mission is to safeguard the legal rights of low-income DC residents dealing with often unjust, abusive, and illegal debt collection practices, as well as other consumer protection problems like credit reporting issues, identity theft, and predatory lending. The consequences of adverse court judgments in debt-related cases can be devastating for a family’s well-being and stability. Therefore, drawing upon a central tenet of Jewish teachings – “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof,” or “Justice, justice we shall pursue,” – Tzedek DC aims to level the playing field for low-income DC debtors by facilitating access to the civil justice system.