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JFS Disability Services

The JFS Disability Service Department was 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 department has developed programs and services not only to provide answers, but also endeavor to strengthen and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and those who love them.

If you have a loved one, of any age, with developmental or physical disabilities or mental illness, 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 these issues. You are not alone.

In addition to its own services and programs, JFS developed the Coalition of Related Agencies to coordinate disability services throughout the community.

Services and programs include:

  • Client Services
  • Information, resources and referrals
  • Life planning: understanding the issues and opportunities
  • Jewish connections
  • Counseling: individual, family, and group
  • Vocational rehabilitation services: job counseling, assessment, placement and support
  • Medication management
  • Meaningful programs and events
  • Support groups
  • Networking opportunities
  • Workshops on financial planning, legal issues, parenting, medication management.

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 ToLearnMore@jfshouston.org.