Funding Target

$ 550,000

1,000 aged community members supported

65 volunteers reaching isolated individuals

500+ community volunteers (across all programs)

Breaking the barriers of social isolation, this program provides a social fabric that allows our elderly and frail community members to continue to live at home. It also provides vital advice on restitution funding for Holocaust Survivors and access to government-funded support packages.

Over 300 elderly people receive support which helps them to remain in their own homes for as long as they are safe. The services offered include Community Club Network which offers social activities for seniors across a network of Friendship Clubs in many locations. In addition, restitution information and advice is provided to Holocaust Survivors on their eligibility for payments and funded support to remain in their home for as long as possible.

The service looks to cultural diversity and inclusion and a drop in centre has been provided for the Russian community which promotes activities and bus trips for Russian speaking  community members.

The service also provides volunteers who are linked with isolated seniors for regular visits with over 60 volunteers running across the northern and eastern suburbs. Further there is a team of professional social workers who assist seniors and their families negotiate the aged care system and receive support and information on issues such as living with Dementia and guardianship. Occupational therapy is also provided to identify appropriate supports and equipment to keep people safe and comfortable at home.

This service also offers a strong community connection for the visually impaired, through the Herta Muller Club, which allows beneficiaries to receive weekly recording of news items such as the AJN. Without this funding Community Aged Services would be severely cut back. $7.3m total spend in this area with the majority funded through current operations.

A total of 1,600 individuals and their families are supported through this service.

Established as the German Jewish Refugee’s Fund in the mid 1930’s in response to the atrocities in Europe. Through its work, several hundred Jews were saved from Nazi persecution and, after the war, continued to assist many people migrating to Australia and support them to settle.
JewishCare today is the major provider of non-residential services to our community, responding to the needs of the aged, people with a disability, families and youth in crisis, and people with mental health issues – often the most vulnerable people in our community and therefore those most in need of our help.

Other programs offered by this provider

JewishCare provides many programs to the community across a plethora of services. These include services to aged people living in their own homes, including Holocaust survivors, disability support and services, youth services, NDIS packages, families and individuals in crisis, friendship clubs and social events, Chai Emergency Relief and FirstCall, a hotline for all those who need assistance including anyone who is feeling vulnerable.

Founding Year


Joined JCA



Jason Sandler


Claire Vernon