FAQ'S



            New York City                         Washington, DC Area

The Statistics.

38,000 Holocaust survivors live in the NYC area. Nearly 40% of these survivors live below the poverty line.  Most survivors live in Brooklyn and Queens, but there are many survivors based in Manhattan as well. 

 

The average age of survivors in NY is 86.  The cost of caring for Holocaust survivors won’t abate until 2025.



Our Grantee.

In New York City, funds from The Survivor Initiative support UJA-Federation’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors.  

Services Supported.

UJA-Federation works with a network of agencies to offer:

  • Case management to assess ongoing needs

  • Legal services & entitlement counseling

  • Cash assistance for housing, prescriptions and medical and dental care

  • Home care to help homebound survivors activities of daily living

  • Socialization programs to reduce isolation 

  • Transportation to doctors and family, attend synagogues & participate in senior activities

  • Mental-health support including home visits 

  • Training & support for caregivers and home health aides for working with survivors

  • End-of-life care 

 

Learn more by visiting the UJA-Federation of New York Holocaust Survivor Services webpage.

​The Statistics.
There are over 415 Holocaust survivors living at or below the poverty line currently receiving services in the Washington DC area.



The average age of survivors in DC is 86 and nearly half of the population is over 85, including 17% who are over 90 years old.



Nearly 70% of survivors receiving services require moderate or full assistance with activities of daily living.

 

Services cost an average of $5,116/yr per survivor.

​Our Grantee.
In the Washington, DC area funds from The Survivor Initiative support The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and their 20 year old Holocaust Survivor Program. 

Services Supported.
JSSA offers the following services:
 

  • Emergency financial assistance

  • Social Work services & counseling

  • Assistance filling out benefit forms

  • Meals on Wheels (kosher meals delivered to survivor's homes)

  • Escorted transportation to medical appointments

  • Personal care assistance

  • Installation of in-home emergency call systems

Learn more by visiting the JSSA Holocaust Survivors Program webpage.