One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.
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October 19, 2017, 3:04 pm   Tishri 29 5778
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Interested in helping community members in need of assistance following Harvey?

JFS is collaborating with All Hands who are looking for volunteers who can provide physical assistance (moving, lifting, and mucking & gutting), as well as volunteers who are able to help sort/pack, photograph lost items & damages, and help complete proof of loss inventories. If you are interested in helping (Tues - Sun from 9 to 4), please call: 888-964-6462
JFS Staffed Crisis Hotline 713-364-5021
phone line answered by a local therapist for weather related anxiety. Please leave message, if no one answers.


Crisis Intervention of Houston

24/7 phone lines answered for people who need to talk to someone when in distress

Family and/or Children's Counseling for Survivors of Harvey

Our Community Response to Harvey

A Message from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Our Community Response to Harvey text Only Version

The devastation of Harvey has left our community reeling over the past two days.

Despite difficult conditions, emergency officials are working to assess the damage that has already left hundreds of thousands of people without power or access to food and water and shut down municipal services, highways, schools and community institutions. At this time, we are unsure when the weather will clear, but we must begin acting immediately.

We have always come together in times of crisis, and this time will be no different.

We have set up an online form to collect local donations for immediate needs in the community including food, water and shelter. Getting as many individuals as possible to safety and out of harm's way is our first goal, and funds will be used in this way immediately.

After we have stabilized our community, we will look at additional long-term needs and dedicate funds accordingly.

JFS is the main organization that you should contact if you need assistance. They have set up a webpage up with helpful information.

The JFS Crisis Hotline can been reached at 713-364-5021. The phone line is answered by a member of our local JFS staff and is available for weather related anxiety. If no one answers, please leave a message.

You may also utilize the Crisis Intervention of Houston Hotline at 713-HOT-LINE. This phone line is answered 24/7 and is available for people in distress who need to talk. You may also text the crisis line at 741741.

Please exercise caution, stay safe and contact emergency services if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation.

We invite you to join with us and help those who have been impacted by this historic storm. Together, we can make a difference in helping our community recover.

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