We experienced unprecedented communal and global crises in recent years. JFCS is currently providing supportive crisis services in response to the 10/27 Synagogue Shooting, the Ukraine crisis, the Afghan refugee crisis, and the teen mental health crisis.
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, family and friends residing in Pittsburgh sought help and support from JFCS Immigration Legal Services to secure a legal pathway for Ukrainians to relocate to the United States.
We will continue monitoring the events in Ukraine.
To learn more about JFCS Immigration Legal Services, visit jfcspgh.org/legal
With individuals and families arriving in the US without worldly possessions and with limited notification on the timeline of their arrivals, JFCS turned to the Greater Pittsburgh Community to assist with resettlement needs.
Each week, JFCS welcomes families from all over the world, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, El Salvador, Iraq Burundi and more. Your donations help to ensure that families feel welcome and are able to feel comfortable in their new home.
After the 10/27 Synagogue Shooting at Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation building, JFCS committed to supporting bereaved and injured victims, their families and the greater community. As a member of the 10/27 Healing Partnership, JFCS offers counseling services alongside partner organizations.
The impact of the shooting will be felt for years to come. It is never too late to seek support.
In addition to trauma counseling and community support groups. JFCS also provides care navigation for each bereaved family and facilitates a support group for witnesses of the shooting.
To support JFCS Counseling Services, donate at jfcspgh.org/donate.
Teens are struggling. The past few years have brought unprecedented challenges impacting the mental health and wellbeing of young adults. Long wait lists, cost and insurance limit access to immediate treatment and support.
JFCS launched UpStreet as a brief support center for teens and young adults – ages 12-22 to provide barrier free mental health services to teens, young adults, their parents and caregivers. All services are free.
To learn more about UpStreet, visit upstreetpgh.org.
To support UpStreet, donate at jfcspgh.org/donate.
The DHS announced that nationals of Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, along with their immediate family members, can request to come to the United States safely and in an orderly manner. The department may consider qualified beneficiaries who lack U.S. entry documents and are outside the United States on a case-by-case basis for advanced authorization to travel and a temporary period of parole for up to two years, for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit.
Private Sponsorship for someone from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela
For Parolees from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela
Nicaraguans & Venezuelans
Cubans & Haitians
If you have questions about services for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans – Contact Becky Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about a relative/friend you want to bring to the U.S. or if the person you sponsored needs help with an Employment Authorization Document – Contact Jamie Englert email@example.com
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) has stopped distributing extra payments starting in March 2023. The SNAP Emergency Allotments have been provided during the second half of each month since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020.
Emergency Food: JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry provides emergency food to households facing food insecurity.
Please contact 412-421-2708 or firstname.lastname@example.org