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Project Shalom

Project Shalom, a program of the JFS Disability Services helps those with pervasive and persistent mental illness maintain a connection to the Jewish community. For over a decade, this program has provided a place for these individuals to increase their social skills and reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.

Group Weekly Activities

Weekly meetings offer group members a sense of belonging, support and friendship. Facilitated by a masterís level therapist, each meeting includes a hot kosher lunch and a planned therapeutic/educational activity such as:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Dance instruction
  • Music therapy
  • Day trips both in and out of Houston
  • Jewish and secular holiday celebrations

Counseling and Family Therapy Provided

In addition to group meetings, supportive individual and family counseling is provided to group members. When the family of group members are available, they are invited to participate in family sessions.

Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management

Psychiatric services, consultation and medication management are available at JFS to clients of Project Shalom.

Click here to download the Project Shalom Intake Form: http://www.jfshouston.org/disability_services/downloadForm.php

For More Information:

For additional information, please contact Jamie Weiner, LMSW at JWeiner@jfshouston.org.