The JCC-WHI works with individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds to help them lead independent lives and enhance their quality of life. We achieve these goals through a wide variety of programs and services including case assistance provided by caring social workers, and entitlement assistance to access whatever help is available through various government or other agencies.

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The requests for help that we receive in our daily encounters at the office are very varied, and represent the cross-section of clients that we serve:

"My lease is almost up and the rent will be increasing, but I have lost my job and cannot afford to pay it.”

“ I am expecting a baby in a few months but I don’t have insurance.”

“My disabled parents will be coming to visit. How do I find out about short-term services available to them in the neighborhood.”

“ My heat isn’t working and I’m 92 years old.”

“My grandmother is getting very forgetful and needs to have someone stay with her at night. How do we find someone trustworthy?”

“ My son wants to move into the neighborhood, and needs assistance to find a reasonably priced apartment.”

“ I received a letter concerning my entitlements from a government agency that I don’t understand.”

Did You Know...?

The JCC's Food Pantry helps approximately 300 local families put food on the table each week.


The Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights-Inwood is a proud affiliate of The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a not-for-profit organization serving over 100,000 clients on site and throughout its network of Jewish Community Councils in each of the City’s five boroughs.

The JCC-WHI is also proud to be an affiliate of UJA-Federation of New York whose mission is to care for those in need, rescue those in harm's way, and renew and strengthen the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world.

The JCC-WHI is also funded by:
NYC Department of Youth and Community
NYC Department for the Aging
NYS Office for the Aging
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal
New York Community Trust
United Way of New York City
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Great Way Foods
NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development

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

It is through your support that we are able to continue to strengthen our programs, and to develop new and innovative projects to best serve the Washington Heights - Inwood community.