For nearly 20 years, you have helped us provide emergency assistance to the most vulnerable and otherwise isolated members of our community. Every dollar you donate to the EZRA Campaign supports those who struggle each day to provide for themselves and their families. Please join us in support of the Ezra Campaign by making a donation online or by phone at 613-722-2225.
Provide a safe and positive place for over 1200 Jews in our community when they need help. Assist over 500 individuals and families in our community each month. Provide financial assistance to women living with domestic violence to help them leave abusive relationships. Help strengthen individuals and families who have been derailed by unexpected and tragic events. Assist individuals in our community to meet their basic essential needs. Support families in times of crisis.
“Jeff is a young homeless Jewish man trying to manage his mental health issues while surviving on the streets of our city. You may have seen him spending a little too long getting warm inside while you bought your morning coffee and bagel. You may have walked past him as he stood in a doorway for hours, trying to use up one of the only things he had an abundance of—time.
Jeff eventually found his way to our Tikvah program. With the support of his Tikvah worker, Jeff secured a subsidy for housing—he no longer had to sleep in hallways or on buses, constantly fearing for his safety and that of his few belongings. As well, the financial support Jeff received from the program allowed him to purchase food, so he didn’t go hungry.
Now, with a safe place to live and no need to worry about where his next meal was coming from, Jeff could look for work and invest more of his time into trying to manage his mental health. Because of you he is now moving forward. We thank you and more importantly, Jeff thanks you.”
JFS Tikvah Client