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Emergency Cash Relief

Emergency support for people in need

A variety of emergency assistance funds are offered to people in need:

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE GRANTS are available for young and old Jewish people in need to cover unusual expenses and to help maintain quality of life. Funds are provided through
UJA-Federation of New York. 
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 232  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

KEMPNER CASH RELIEF FUND
One-time emergency funds to support WJCS client families in crisis situations. Application required.
Contact: John Alterman
Phone:  914-949-7699 ext 374  E-mail:  jalterman@wjcs.com

NY TIMES NEEDIEST CASES FUND
WJCS participates in the yearly NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign in the Fall as part of the
UJA-Federation of New York network.  As a result, emergency funding is available for direct service to people in crisis.   Applications required.
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 232 E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
WJCS receives funds from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany to provide home care assistance to needy Holocaust Survivors.
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 232  E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

PASSOVER ASSISTANCE in the form of special foods and cash enable Jewish individuals to observe the Passover holiday.
Contact: Bernie Kimberg
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 213  E-mail:  bkimberg@wjcs.com

For further information about Emergency Cash Relief programs
Contact: Jeff Apotheker, Compliance Officer; Director, Quality Improvement
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 216   E-mail:  japotheker@wjcs.com