Last year was exceptionally challenging for Jewish Community Services Cape (JCS).
JCS and the Jewish community faced and overcame huge challenges, the requests for Social Services increased dramatically, which include, inter alia, material relief, food, rental, accommodation, medical care and basic essentials from existing and new clients. Moreover, family support for their particular family members have significantly diminished, which has had significant financial consequences for JCS.
In the face of increasing demands and diminishing resources, JCS has had to undertake an extensive strategic review of existing services, resources, and current needs, as well as the extent to which it could meet both material and social service requirements. The number of indigent and vulnerable members of the Jewish community requiring material relief, food, accommodation and psycho-social support continued to increase at an alarming rate.
“When my company was forced to shutdown because of government regulations at the beginning of Covid, the Tikvah foodbank made sure my family and I were provided for.”
“I was struggling with addiction to the point where I had lost my job and many of my friends. JCS came along side me and walked the journey to recovery with me. I’m forever grateful.”
“When Covid hit and I had to shutdown my business, the Tikvah foodbank made sure that my family were provided for. Thank you!”