Help is available

Many individuals are on the brink of economic catastrophe as they face the triple whammy of a pandemic, unemployment and a national government unable to agree on a new relief bill.
But thanks to the Jewish community’s Greater Portland COVID-19-Emergency Campaign, emergency relief is available through two programs. Crisis funds were allocated to the Jewish Free Loan Program and to Jewish Family & Child Service for Emergency Aid.
Jewish Free Loans
Individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and require a loan may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $1,000 with no cosigners. Loan repayments will begin after 120 days and will be divided into equal payments of $28/month for 36 months.
For more information, visit or call 503-892-7417.
Emergency Financial Aid 
Thanks to the Emergency Campaign, funds are available to help individuals and families weather the economic storm triggered by the pandemic that threatens our health.
For more information or assistance, contact JFCS Emergency Aid Program Manager Tavia Berrigan at or phone 503-226-7079 ext. 134.


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