Jewish Family Services


Transition Program – Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island (JFSVI)

This is a new program that is designed to provide short-term assistance for a period of 3 months (in special circumstances it can be extended to four months). Applicants can request financial assistance to purchase food, medical equipment and medications. They can also be guided to a variety of resources for food, mental health services, employment assistance, legal aid etc.  The JFSVI social worker will transition applicants to government and private resources according to their goals and what they want to achieve.

  • A basic Intake Form is required. Applicants will require a personal reference from someone who can verify their financial situation.

The details of the assistance that is needed will be determined in discussion between the applicant and a committee member of JFSVI and then referred to the JFSVI social worker. The intake form and any consequent discussion will be kept in the strictest confidence.*

The Free Hebrew Loan Association: 

has established a special emergency loan program for individuals who have been impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic:
Please click here for more information.

Shabbat Challahs

Cobs Bread on Shelbourne St. in Victoria, is a supporter of Jewish Family Services of Vancouver Island  and donates Challah  and other pastries and breads for our Yom Tov holiday gift program.  Say “JFS,” before paying for your order and Cobs Bread will donate 5% of your total purchases to JFSVI.




We are honoured to manage Claims Conference grants to assist Holocaust survivors in our community. For information on the Claims Conference, go to or click the image below


We are thankful for the continuing generosity of the Mazon Canada Food program.

Special thanks to the Victoria Foundation for its support.