Holocaust Survivor Program

Holocaust Survivor Program

The Holocaust Survivor Program helps to improve the quality of life for Holocaust survivors in 7 counties of the  greater Tampa Bay area by providing critically needed, in-home care, emergency financial assistance, case management services, prescription drug and medical assistance funds, transportation, social events, and other essential services to prevent out-of-home placement.  A new initiative called “CHAI” (“life” in Hebrew) complements the core Holocaust Survivors Program by providing senior-friendly tablets to survivors allowing them to stay connected with friends and family and by offering additional opportunities to reduce social isolation, like yoga and music classes, and friendly visitors.

Contact Information

14041 Icot Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33760
Tel: 727.479.1811
Fax:  727.536.3337

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Helping to improve the quality of life for Holocaust survivors

Services Include

Home Care

Provide personal care and homemaking services for activities of daily living, including assistance with bathing, dressing, cooking, shopping, errands, and light housekeeping.

Case Management

Identify and arrange services available in the program and referral to services outside the program.

Client Transportation

Provide assistance with errands and doctor appointments, primarily through the homecare worker.


Chavurah groups in six locations by Jewish culturally trained facilitators.  One group is for Russian speaking survivors and conducted in Russian.  Three times per year, we have all group events for those in Pinellas/Hillsborough/Pasco counties, for those in Sarasota/Manatee counties, and for those in the southernmost part of the catchment area (North Port/Venice), to provide opportunities to celebrate Jewish holidays in a welcoming and communal setting.

Financial Emergency Assistance

For survivors who qualify via income and asset criteria, these funds range from helping with home emergencies such as eviction or utility shut-off, to critical medical, dental and prescription services.

Financial Management

Provide additional support unique to Holocaust survivors such as restitution applications and compensation, and additional financial matters.

“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”


Funding Provided by the Following

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Fund, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The Alfred Landecker Foundation, administered by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited.

Jewish Federations of North America (for the CHAI project)

Funding is also received by the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation, Herman Forbes Charitable Trust, Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast, Schoenbaum Family Foundation, and many individual donations.

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