Holocaust Survivors

Helping Survivors of Nazi Persecution Get the Most Out of Life

Services for holocaust survivors


Jewish Family Services supports and empowers Columbus’ Survivors of Nazi Persecution to age in place and live out their lives with dignity. Our outreach program ensures each Holocaust Survivor receives the holistic, culturally competent, trauma-informed care they need.

Russian-speaking care managers are available.

Connect With Services

If you are interested in receiving these free services, contact our Senior and Holocaust Services team at 614-231-1890.

How We Help

Our compassionate staff provides critical assistance with:

  • The reparations process
  • Care management
  • Basic needs
  • Socialization and caregiver support
  • Cultural enrichment through social and educational programming

Holocaust Survivors also have access to the variety of community services available to all the older adults we serve, such as counseling, resource navigation, financial assistance and virtual programming.

Click to see all services for older adults.

This programming is funded primarily by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and JewishColumbus. Our ability to provide support for Holocaust Survivors was dramatically increased when JewishColumbus launched the Holocaust Survivor Initiative, with donations from the local supporters and matching funds provided by the Wexner Family Foundation. Between 2014 and 2022, Jewish Family Services leveraged Holocaust Survivor Initiative funding to attract over $11.5 million in additional support for our work with Survivors.

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2023 Impact

181 Holocaust Survivors Received Case Management Services

134 Holocaust Survivors Received Home Care And Emergency Financial Assistance

500+ Holiday gift bags assembled & delivered to Survivors

Lyudmila’s Story

Lyudmila came to the United States in 1991. She settled in Chicago where her sister had been living. Her daughter and granddaughter resettled in Columbus and as the years went on, it was clear that Lyudmila would be better off living near her family. But would the services she was receiving in Chicago be available in Columbus? Jewish Family Services stepped in to make sure there was no gap in services.


Get in Touch

Ebner Building
1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

Call Us: (614) 231-1890

Connect With Services

 By phone at  614-237-9675

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Jewish Family Services is a proud member of the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

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