The Jewish Federations of North America launched the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care in the fall of 2015, following the announcement of a $12 million award over five years to advance innovations in person-centered, trauma-informed supportive services for Holocaust survivors in the United States. The Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care advances these innovations together with the expertise of partner organizations including the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed (PCTI) care is a holistic approach to service provision that promotes the dignity, strength, and empowerment of trauma victims by incorporating knowledge about the role of trauma in victims’ lives into agency programs, policies, and procedures.
The goals of the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care are to increase the number of PCTI supportive services for Holocaust survivors, and to grow the capacity of the Aging Services Network to implement these services. The Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care supports a cohort of organizational grantees, selected through a competitive application process. Additionally, the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care empowers grantees to disseminate local innovations throughout peer networks and create resources that the Aging Services Network can use to serve Holocaust survivors and other victims of trauma using the PCTI approach.
This cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is contingent upon the availability of federal funds.
The Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies connects human service agencies to strengthen their community impact and unify the voice of the network. With more than 100 member agencies in North America, many of whom provide direct services to Holocaust survivors, AJFCA member agencies are on the front lines of service delivery. They identify and promote best practices, build visibility around human service issues, and advocate for policies that are consistent with Jewish values. Visit
The Claims Conference represents world Jewry in negotiating for compensation and restitution for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs. The Claims Conference administers compensation funds, recovers unclaimed Jewish property, and allocates funds to institutions that provide social welfare services to Holocaust victims and preserve the memory and lessons of the Holocaust. In 2016, the Claims Conference will allocate $88 million to 115 organizations in the U.S. providing services to survivors such as homecare, food, medical care, transportation and socialization. Visit