Holocaust Community Services

Holocaust Community Services

Dignity and Support for our Holocaust Heroes

Holocaust Community Services (HCS) helps to ensure that survivors can continue to live independently and with dignity.  HCS services are administered by CJE SeniorLife in collaboration with Jewish Child & Family Services and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.   For information, call 773-508-1004 or www.cje.net


Support Groups for Survivors

Coffee and Conversation and Russian Tea Time groups  are opportunities to discuss such topics as reparations, aging issues, health concerns, holidays, relationships, planning for the future and worldwide events. 

Cafe Europa Socialization Programs 

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for survivors  to come together for discussions, activities and celebrations. 

Consultation and Training

Holocaust Community Services provides consultation, training and workshops for administrators, social workers, physicians, nurses, CNAs and other professionals who work with survivors and their families. We address the special needs of aging survivors of the Holocaust and provide specific interventions to address their concerns in settings such as social service agencies, hospitals, nursing homes and retirement buildings. 

Financial Assistance

HCS provides financial assistance to help survivors purchase essential food, medication, and personal care services.  Emergency financial assistance is also available. 


Holocaust Community Services is supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., and other generous foundations and donors.