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Dental Tools in Pocket

HEALTH & DENTAL LOANS
UP TO $12,000

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who we are

HFLA is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster economic stability and opportunity amongst members of the Jewish community in British Columbia. 

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what we do

We provide access to affordable credit in the form of a 0% interest loan so that our borrowers can overcome financial challenges and build better lives. 

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how we do it

We use money donated by caring members of our community and lend it out to borrowers in need. We charge absolutely no interest or fees on these loans; borrowers are only required to pay back the amount borrowed.

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how we can helP

We offer programs that cover a variety of needs. If you are facing a financial challenge or need a helping hand to access a service or opportunity, please reach out to us today.

Our Values

 

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver is informed and guided by the following values:
 

 

Kindness
 
Inspired by the value of Gemilut Chasadim (deeds of loving-kindness), we are dedicated to treating our applicants with respect, compassion and care.
 

 

Integrity
 
We build and maintain the trust of our applicants by prioritizing their dignity and maintaining their confidentiality. 

 

 

Stewardship
 

We honour our supporters through strong financial management and sound decision making. 
 

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Meet Sam*

Born in Russia, Sam moved first to Israel and then eventually settled in Canada. He currently lives with his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who help care for him. 

Sam applied to HFLA for a loan to cover the cost of emergency dental work. He was referred to us by our partners at JFS and was able to get his loan approved quickly so that the dental work could be begin without delay.

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Meet Carly*

Carly is a very bright young woman with a wonderful future ahead of her. HFLA provided a student loan to Carly to help her cover the costs of her Masters Degree Program tuition. 

Carly is currently studying hard and is on the path to what will surely be an impressive and distinguished career. This would not have been possible without the help of an HFLA loan.

*Name & images have been changed to protect our borrower's privacy. 

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Meet Dan*

Dan is a married man in his mid-30's who is gainfully employed. When his wife was diagnosed with cancer, she was no longer able to work and they quickly started falling behind on their bills.

HFLA provided a loan to Dan to pay off his mounting debts and cover his other expenses so that he could focus his energy on caring for his sick wife. 

It is with immense gratitude that we announce that The Diamond Foundation has made an extraordinary and generous gift of $100,000 to The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Vancouver. 

This remarkable gift will be designated to our Angel Loan Fund, which was created to provide interest-free loans to the most vulnerable members of our Jewish community who lack a qualified personal guarantor. 

The Diamond Family's connection with HFLA dates back to the organization's inception in 1979. Jack Diamond Z"L, a revered member of our community, was an integral part of a group of visionary leaders who contributed the initial capital to establish the loan fund. Since those early days, the Diamond family has remained steadfast in their commitment to HFLA by consistently supporting our important work. Their enduring dedication reflects a profound understanding of the importance of community and the impact that a helping hand can have on individual lives.

Thanks to the creation of the Diamond Foundation Angel Loan Fund, HFLA will be empowered to expand its mission to provide a financial lifeline to those who need it most, making a lasting and positive impact on the lives of countless community members.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the Diamond Foundation for their continued support which exemplifies the spirit of community, compassion, and philanthropy.
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Borrower Statement:

“This program was a life saver and allowed me to work to pay off debt rather than drown in interest. Putting myself through school was challenging in this expensive city and the financial help allowed me to look forward to my future rather than worry if school was a bad decision."

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