The JFS Disability Services is a resource created to enrich and empower families and caregivers through professional services, education, advocacy, opportunities, referrals and information of the highest quality within a Jewish framework. The Institute is working to develop programs and services that will not only provide answers, but will also endeavor to strengthen and improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs and those who love them.
If you have a loved one, of any age, with developmental or functional disabilities: cognitive, mental, physical, psychological, sensory or other challenges, the professional staff and dedicated volunteers of the JFS Disability Services have the knowledge, experience and sensitivity to work with you throughout the complicated process of addressing special needs issues. You are not alone.
In addition to its own services and programs, the Institute is working in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Bureau of Jewish Education, Chabad Outreach, the Jewish Community Center, schools, congregations and other agencies and organizations to develop complementary quality special needs services.
Jewish Family Service Disability Services
services and programs include:
- Information, resources and referrals
- Life planning: understanding the issues and opportunities
- Jewish special connections
For Your Special Family Member
- Counseling: individual and group
- www.chaitime4us.com: a safe, secure, monitored online website exclusively for young adults with special needs
- Employment services: job counseling, assessment, placement and support
- Social activities
For Parents and Caregivers
- Meaningful programs and events
- Support groups
- Networking opportunities
We are committed to providing supportive services for members of the Jewish community who have special needs. Your input is important. Please help us in the planning process by completing the Confidential Special Needs Questionnaire.
For more information, please call (713) 667-9336 or firstname.lastname@example.org