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During times of need, the Jewish Federation and its partner agencies assist the increasing financial and emotional challenges facing community members. Individuals are encouraged to contact the agency that can best meet their needs.


Economic Assistance Subcategories

Financial Advocacy

Financial Advocacy

Financial advocacy and assistance is available through several of our Jewish agencies in Cleveland for those experiencing difficulties due to the economic downturn.

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Provides direction and support for individuals with tenant/landlord issues as well as those looking for low-income housing options.

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Food Pantry

Food pantries distribute food to those in need of assistance in our community.

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Employment Support

Assists members of the Jewish community who are facing layoffs, unemployment, under-employment and re-entry to the workforce as a result of the economy. 


Scholarships and Loans

These organizations offer educational scholarships, camp scholarships and interest-free loans for those facing financial distress.


Federally Subsidized Programs

Government subsidy programs and application assistance for families and individuals in need.

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Our community is fortunate to have resale stores that sell furniture and household items at discounted prices as well as gemachs that offer or loan items such as clothing, housewares and furniture.

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Due to economic pressures counseling services are provided for dealing with stress and anxiety.


Economic Assistance

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