A part-time Survivor Services Coordinator assists in assessing and meeting the needs of local survivors, including:
Referrals for professional counselling
Housing and health care advocacy
Restitution and compensation assistance
Social and educational activities
Financial aid for those who meet the strict income guidelines
Contact us for more information about these services.
An opportunity for survivors to meet with other survivors and discuss a variety of topics of common interest such as aging, health issues, relationships, reparations, family and Judaism. Refreshments are served.
Child Survivor Group
Child Survivors and Hidden Children meet monthly to discuss their shared experiences. They produce the “No Longer Alone” page in the VHEC magazine and hold special events throughout the year.
Second Generation Group
The experiences of children of Holocaust survivors are shared among peers in the Second Generation Group.
Holocaust Restitution Information
The VHEC provides current information on a variety of restitution and compensation funds. Survivors can receive assistance in filling out restitution and compensation claim forms. These forms may be used to apply for compensation including pensions and one-time payments and social welfare services.
Jewish Family Services provides assistance to eligible Holocaust survivors. Funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, there are a variety of supports available for those survivors who meet strict income guidelines.
For more information, contact JFS Seniors Services at 604.257.5151.