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Emergency Financial Assistance available in the West 7th Neighborhood of St. Paul

Emergency Financial Assistance available to individuals who live or work in the West 7th Neighborhood of St. Paul
Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (located in the West Seventh Street neighborhood) offers emergency financial assistance to those who qualify. This assistance helps with emergency expenses related to housing, utilities, transportation and some health expenses. Assistance must be able to stabilize a situation. In response to the economic challenges caused by COVID-19 and other recent events, JFS will consider requests through 2020 by members of the West Seventh community. If you live or work in the neighborhood, reach out to see if your situation may qualify for up to $1,000 in emergency financial assistance. Contact Nancy Cohen at 651-329-1092 or
Friendly Remote Visitor Program
Created to combat the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 stay at home directive, JFS has recruited and trained a group of volunteers who are eager to help. FRV partners are discovering many new resources to turn to for fun, learning, and connecting with the community. Tom, a gentleman in his 80s said, “I had no idea there is so much out there. Thank you for telling me! I will look into those resources.” Tom quickly made use of one resource, a list of online mental health tools that will help him be more mindful and focus on gratitude during this tough time away from those he loves. Tom shared this with his volunteer caller: It is nice to know others are feeling the same way and it is normal in this very not normal time.” If you or anyone you know could benefit from a phone call with a friendly volunteer, just to check in, chat a bit, and reassure them that someone cares, contact Margie Solomon at 651-690-8907 or by email at

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