The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, with generous support
from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany,
offers a range of services to benefit local Holocaust survivors.
a part-time Survivor Services Coordinator assists in assessing and
meeting the needs of local survivors.
The following services are provided:
- Financial Aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
- Group support
- Referrals for professional counselling
- Housing and health care advocacy
- Restitution and compensation assistance
- Social and educational activities
You will have an opportunity to meet with other survivors
and discuss a variety of topics of common interest such as aging,
health issues, relationships, reparations, family and Judaism. This
program generally meets on the second Wednesday of every month, September
to June, in the VHEC from 2-4pm. Refreshments are served.
Join other Child Survivors and Hidden Children in discussion of their shared experiences. This group meets monthly to exchange ideas, they produce the No Longer Alone page in the VHEC newsletter and hold special events throughout the year. Contact the VHEC for information.
We provide current information on a variety of restitution and compensation funds. Survivors can receive assistance in filling out restitution and compensation claim forms. Forms for some funds are available at the VHEC.
Jewish Family Service Agency offers emergency financial assistance to Jewish Holocaust survivors, funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Funds are available to those survivors who meet strict income guidelines.
For more information
About additional services offered,
contact JFSA-Senior's Department