Apply for Assistance

To receive assistance from Kindness Initiative, complete the Membership application form, below. If you have questions about the form, please contact [email protected] or call 858-216-1666 Monday – Friday, 10A-4P. After you submit the completed application, it will be reviewed by our Client Services team, and you will be contacted within 24 hours.


Kindness Initiative assists low income Jewish individuals and households connect with the services and supports they need to live with dignity.

Basic Eligibility Criteria
  • Jewish
  • San Diego county resident
  • Low Income*:
Household Size 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7 person
Household Income $48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450
*Kindness Initiative Eligibility Guidelines

The guidelines above are based on 50% of the federally defined “Area Median Income” (AMI) for San Diego County as of 2022. Please note that eligibility requirements for community programs vary based on age, income, residency, and other factors. 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].

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency please call 9-1-1 or the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 24 hours, 7 days a week