Financial Stability

We provide tools and resources to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency.

Jewish Family Service (JFS) staff compassionately provide a holistic case management approach that is client-focused and strength-based to address clients’ financial, emotional and employment needs—with the goal of self-sufficiency. Additionally, through financial coaching, our staff guides, supports and partners with clients to help them define goals and create a plan to reach their full potential. By providing clients with encouragement and accountability, they are empowered to work towards their goals.

We provide:
  • Tools and resources
  • Encouragement
  • Assistance in identifying and applying for available resources
  • Support to build confidence and skills to address life's challenges
  • Assistance to coordinate and manage the agencies and programs providing support

We Provide Help

Finance Classes

In partnership with the Women’s Resource Center

A series of six free classes offered up to three times a year:

  • Class 1: Improve Your Financial Position (Budgeting)          
  • Class 2: Keep More of What Is Yours (Savings)
  • Class 3: Master Your Credit Report
  • Class 4: Make Credit Work for You                
  • Class 5: Take Control of Your Debt    
  • Class 6: Manage Money in Real Life (Large Purchases & Goals)  

Coaching and Financial Empowerment Study

A partnership with BubbieCare and LEO of Notre Dame

Jewish Family Service of Houston, Austin, and Dallas have partnered with BubbieCare to create a financial literacy and coaching study. The purpose of this study, created in association with the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame, is for individuals to work towards increasing income, building savings, and acquiring assets while taking financial literacy courses and participating in financial coaching sessions.

Financial Assistance

Accessing resources and benefits

JFS helps individuals and families access resources and benefits to assist making ends meet, while also coaching clients to learn skills to reach financial stability.

Student Loans & Scholarships

Application due May 27, 2022

For nearly 60 years, Jewish Family Service has provided local Jewish students pursuing higher education with no-interest loans. Two annual scholarships are available to provide resources to local Jewish undergraduate students enabling them to realize their potential.

Common Questions about Financial Assistance

What is the process for seeking emergency financial assistance?

Resources & News

A central location for you to be empowered with knowledge.

It's OK to ask for help.

JFS offers an array of services and resources for our community. There's no need to feel embarrassed to ask for help. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to register for services. Once we receive your submission, we will call you and schedule a phone appointment with you within 2 business days. Please note that due to the pandemic, some services are being delivered remotely.

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Need Help Now?

We need you to bring light, hope and help.

Volunteers are often needed to provide pro bono services to our clients: legal consultation, financial planning, tutoring, college counseling, etc. In addition, donations of food to our pantry and toiletry items are always greatly appreciated. In-kind donations and relationships with business owners are invaluable and also greatly appreciated (apartment property owners, furniture, moving/storage companies, pharmacies, etc.)
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Together we are stronger.

Thank you to our collaborating partners and sponsors for providing essential resources to make our work possible.


We provide light, hope and help.

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