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Services and Programs

Community Outreach Services [read more]

The impact of Jewish Family Service extends far beyond its own clients. Through training workshops, consultation services and community-wide events, JFS offers its expertise to the Jewish community, mental health community and community at-large.

Community Consultation Services

JFS professionals provide consultation to the staffs of camps, schools, day care centers, youth groups and other organizations. This service includes assessments and recommendations to the professionals of these organizations. Our goal is to support the mental health of children, youth, families and seniors, and the work of the organizations that serve them. For more information, contact Ada Cheung acheung@jfshouston.org, or (713) 986-7832.

Counseling For Children [read more]

For more information, please contact Ada Cheung via e-mail at acheung@jfshouston.org or by phone at (713) 986-7832.

Counseling For Individuals, Couples & Families [read more]

Life events and life cycle changes can bring about stressful times. Jewish Family Service offers individual and group counseling services for those seeking tools to manage life's challenges and transitions. For more information, contact Ada Cheung acheung@jfshouston.org, or (713) 986-7832.

JFS Disability Services [read more]

JFS Disability Services has developed an online Resource Guide that provides much needed information to families of children and adults with a wide variety of functional disabilities. To access the guide, go to http://www.jfshouston.org/disability_services/.

To learn more about how JFS Disability Services Alexander Institute for Inclusion is reducing stigmas related to disabilities, go to http://www.jfshouston.org/disability_services/alexander_institute_inclusion.php.

Disaster Assistance Services [read more]

Navigating the disaster world can be challenging, JFS offers case managers who can link you to resources, assist with paperwork, and support you through the process of recovery following a natural disaster. JFS works directly with government, state and local resources to provide real-time information through an individualized recovery plan. For more information about our services please call us at (713) 667-9336, and ask to speak to a Disaster Case Manager or email us at disastercasemanagement@jfshouston.org.

Jewish Chaplaincy Program [read more]

Being in a hospital is often an isolating and difficult experience. Jewish Family Service brings the Jewish community to patients in hospitals of the Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas.

Jewish Hospice Program

Volunteers and Chaplains provide emotional and supportive care and Jewish spiritual presence to patients in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. For more information, call (713) 667-9336 or email hospice@jfshouston.org.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston's Young Adult Division with support from Jewish Family Service, the Houston Rabbinic Association, and UHY - formerly Mann Frankfort Stein & Lipp LLP

Mental Health Services

The Jewish Family Service Mental Health Programs Department is proud to lead the conversation about mental health and well-being in our community. Our comprehensive mental health services cover the continuum from prevention to treatment to aftercare. We offer services for young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our programs include Mental Health First Aid (a training in recognizing, understanding and supporting those with mental illness), Touching the Heart (a teen text program offering ongoing messages of connection, resilience and hope), Sources of Strength (a teen led strength and resilience program), Bright Stars (an annual memorial service for those who have lost a loved one to a mental health fatality, overdose or suicide), mental health counseling, meditation, suicide prevention & protocol training, a range of support groups to address mental health needs across the age span, and speakers who address the full spectrum of mental health and wellness and a grief and bereavement guide for those who have lost a loved one to mental health or addiction. Let us support your well-being! JFS is among the many voices speaking openly about your mind, your mental health and your mind wellness so that the stigma of caring for yourself, your family, and friends will finally end.

For more information go to: http://mentalhealthletstalk.org/

Project Shalom [read more]

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

Senior Adult Services [read more]

As people age, it is important for them to maintain their independence as much as possible. Jewish Family Service offers services and solutions to help seniors and their families work toward this goal.

Shalom Bayit

The mission of the Shalom Bayit Program is to work towards creating peace in the home, particularly within the Jewish community, and to dispel the myth that abuse does not occur in Jewish homes, through direct services to all survivors of abuse, prevention and educational programming, and advocacy for social changes needed to eliminate violence in the home. For more information, please contact us. Click here If you are in crisis.

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