Case Management & Emergency Financial Assistance
Our experienced case managers can assist in exploring potential resources. They will assess clients’ eligibility for services and programs and can help facilitate the application process to obtain benefits and support. Our case managers are a resource for the Coachella Valley, providing emergency financial assistance to prevent homelessness. JFS also works with local and county organizations to advocate for the rights of seniors in the Valley. The JFS case management team takes a holistic service approach, collaborating with internal departments to ensure clients’ needs are addressed. We are dedicated to making sure that mental health issues and affordable housing stay front and center for our Valley citizens.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The JFS Case Management program provides Coachella Valley residents living on low incomes bilingual (English and Spanish) no-cost assistance with connecting to available benefits like Calfresh (food stamps), Section 8 housing vouchers, LIHEAP applications, and even Social Security and Medi-Cal benefits through application assistance which, among other things, encompasses support navigating systems that are not always the most user friendly. Client advocacy also includes important efforts to stave off client evictions; we work directly with those who have questions about their rights and responsibilities. JFS also offers emergency financial assistance for necessities such as overdue rent and utilities, food and medication. If you are seeking this support, please complete this form or contact JFS case management at [email protected] or call (760) 325-4088 ext. 250 to leave a message for the case management team. Approved funds are paid directly to vendors: landlords, utility companies, etc.