Kindness Initiative assists low income Jewish individuals and households connect with the services and supports they need to live with dignity. If you are or someone you know is experiencing challenges meeting basic needs and don’t know where to turn for help, we want to hear from you. A dedicated team of staff and volunteers will help you identify community programs for which you may qualify and help you navigate the systems so you can be served with dignity and kindness.

Basic Eligibility Criteria

  • Jewish
  • Low Income
  • San Diego county resident
  • In need of services to meet basic needs and live with dignity
  • Willingness to disclose confidential information
  • Participation in developing a plan of action
  • Commitment to follow-through and ongoing communication

Kindness Initiative Eligibility Guidelines

The guidelines below are based on 50% of the federally defined “Area Median Income” (AMI) for San Diego County. Please note that eligibility requirements for community programs vary based on age, income, residency, and other factors. Kindness Initiative will identify those programs that are most appropriate for your needs and circumstances and assist you, through our collaborations with an extensive network of service providers. If your annual household income exceeds information noted on this chart, and you still have significant need for assistance, or if you have additional questions, please contact us at (858) 216-1666 or [email protected] to discuss whether you might qualify for other services based on your specific situation. Kindness Initiative business hours are Monday – Friday, 10A – 4P, however, we are always here to assist you in crisis. During after hours and during Shabbat and Jewish holidays please call (858) 216-1666 and leave a message, someone will reply as soon as we are able.

Household Size 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7 person
Household Income $40,450 $46,200 $52,000 $57,750 $62,400 $67,000 $71,650