Community Support Services

(formerly Emergency Aid)


JFCS offers a very robust, categorized list of resources for services available throughout greater Portland. 

Click here for our comprehensive list of community resources. 

For a printable list of local resources, click here.

At this time, Community Support Services’ financial assistance program is paused.

For more information about Community Support Services (CSS), click here.


Jen’s family had fallen on tough times and turned to JFCS for help. Once back on solid footing, Jen returned to JFCS, this time as a donor. Watch the video above as she tells her story.

2021’s Thanksgiving Food Box program brightened the season for families and individuals of all ages, including greater Portland’s Holocaust Survivors. Our community partners and generous donations made it all possible. Enjoy the brief video above about our community coming together to feed more than 600 people!

“I really like helping my mom and helping people get food.”