Services for Holocaust Survivors
JCS provides multiple services and supports to Holocaust Survivors and their families in the Baltimore community, with the primary goal to allow Holocaust Survivors to remain in their homes and within their communities as they age.
Social services include, but are not limited to:
- Case Management to connect Survivors to community services and resources
- Financial assistance with personal care needs
- Medically related assistance
- Other emergency financial aid
Eligible individuals are those Jewish Survivors who lived in Western and Eastern Europe (including parts of the former Soviet Union) during World War II, and who suffered from Nazi persecution because they were Jewish.
In addition to those who spent time in concentration camps, those eligible for assistance include individuals who were evacuated from their homes and displaced during the War years. Jewish persons displaced in the former Soviet Union because of war-related events are also included in this eligible population.
Eligibility is based on criteria established by the Claims Conference and Jewish Community Services.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS SOCIAL CLUB
The Holocaust Survivors Social Club is a program through which Holocaust survivors have the opportunity to gather monthly for social gatherings, cultural activities, musical programs, and luncheons. Each monthly program is planned by a group of active club members and is partially funded by the Claims Conference.
JCS staff assist survivors in applying for individual compensation through the various reparation programs. At times, new grant funding becomes available for specific populations. In addition, JCS continues to assist clients
in completing their annual Life Certificates.
If you were persecuted as a Jew by the Nazis or their allies in the form of living in hiding or under false identity, living in a ghetto or a camp, performing forced labor, were forced to wear a yellow star, or had to flee your home to escape Nazi persecution, you may be eligible for individual compensation.
Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and a grant from the Maryland Department of Aging.
JCS also receives funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks).
If you or your Jewish relatives had property that was confiscated, looted or forcibly sold during the Holocaust era, you could be entitled to participate in Project Heart. Learn more.
For more information about any of our services or to schedule an appointment, please call our Access Center at 410-466-9200.