Emergency Financial Assistance

JFS’ emergency financial assistance program provides families with assistance for necessities such as housing, utilities, health care, and food in times of crisis when they are unable to provide for themselves. Emergency financial assistance may be provided when there is a loss of income, medical issues, or death in the family, but it is not intended to provide full financial support for any individual on a long term basis. In cases of ongoing need, JFS staff will help the individual or family to find other resources. Anyone receiving financial assistance will need to meet with JFS staff for an initial interview and undergo a financial assessment. All applicants will be asked to provide a summary of their assets, earnings, and debt.

Emergency Financial Assistance is considered on a quarterly basis on the following dates, January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st.  To be considered for assistance, you will need to call between 7am and Noon on those dates. People will be selected at random after 12pm.  If you are selected, you will be contacted within three business days from the first of the quarter to schedule a meeting for a financial assessment. Please note: to be considered, one has to fill out the inquiry form online prior to the 1st. The form must be filled out within the month before the quarter in which you want assistance. For example, if you want assistance in January, the form needs to be completed in December and you would need to call on January 1st between 7am and Noon.

YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS REQUEST EVERY TIME YOU ARE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE. If you need assistance filling out this form, please email or call Shira Bar-On at sbaron@shalomdch.org or at 919-354-4923 or Jenny Schwartz at jschwartz@shalomdch.org or at 919-354-4922.  Funds are limited, therefore, we encourage you to try other agencies. Many can be found at DCIA.org.

For your convenience, please fill out these forms before your scheduled appointment:

  1. JFS Service Request Form
  2. New Client Information form
  3. Dear New Client form
  4. Authorization to Communicate by Email form
  5. Notice of Privacy Practices form
  6. HIPAA Receipt and Acknowledgement form

Contact Shira Bar-On at (919) 354-4923 or sbaron@shalomdch.org for more information.