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JFS Mourns the Loss of Stanford Alexander, Community Leader

Stanford and his wife and partner in everything Joan, had a transformative role at JFS Houston. With both vision and determination, they demonstrated support of people with disabilities and together they established our Disability Services, The JFS Alexander Institute for inclusion, and their beloved Celebration Company.

Additionally, Stanford and Joan advocated for more mental health resources and the establishment of mental health programming at JFS to prevent suicide, substance misuse and to eliminate the stigma of mental illness.

Stanford always encouraged impactful funding and challenged others in the community to step in and join him and Joan to support vital services and create more resources for operations at JFS. As a result, The Joan and Stanford Alexander Family Building was constructed and The Joan and Stanford Alexander For the Good of Life Fund to Ensure the Future of Celebration Company was established.

We are eternally grateful for Stanford’s leadership and long-time support. May his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may his memory be for a blessing.

JFS Houston

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A Celebration of JFS Houston Leadership
Thank you to all who joined the Celebration of JFS Houston Leadership, both in person and virtually, on May 24th. May we continue to go from strength to strength! Check out videos from the event and pictures below.

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To transform lives by empowering individuals, families and communities — driven by compassion, leading through innovation, guided by Jewish values.

JFS Houston serves people of all faiths and backgrounds. Our professionals provide Behavioral & Mental Health Services, Coaching & Case Management Services, Disability Services, Employment Services and Chaplaincy Services. We invite you to reach out to begin the next stage of your journey. Greater strength and stability are within reach.

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Jewish Family Service offers a family of services that support and transform the lives of individuals, families and communities by empowering them to strengthen skills, achieve goals and make decisions that will change the trajectory of their lives.

During COVID, most services are offered only virtually, the hours listed on each program page. The main facility, during this time, is only open for deliveries and business matters from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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