Financial Assistance Resources


  • JCFS Chicago
    • Financial Assistance
      • Are you or someone you know experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic? If assistance is needed with a rent payment, utility bill, or other financial need, JCFS Chicago has emergency funds available and is here to help. Call 855.275.5237.

    • Scholarship Opportunities  
  • The ARK
    • The ARK helps Chicagoland Jews, who are facing adversity, navigate toward self-reliance. ARK professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws. The Ark is a safety net for all Jewish Chicagoans who are struggling to make ends meet. 
  • EZRA
    • EZRA works to prevent homelessness, relieve hunger, reduce isolation, and ease other barriers to self-sufficiency. In addition, EZRA offers social activities and holiday celebrations to ensure that Jews who live in poverty remain actively connected to their heritage. EZRA is funded through the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and is administered by JCC Chicago. EZRA provides assistance to Jews and non-Jews. 

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