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A Celebration of JFS Houston Leadership

Join us on May 24th as we present Linda L. Burger with the Bettie & Bernard Farfel Award upon her retirement as CEO and welcome Carl Josehart as the new JFS Houston CEO. Learn more, register to attend, or contribute to the Linda L. Burger CEO Discretionary Endowment Fund to honor her four decades of service to the community.

JFS Houston

Transforming lives by empowering individuals, families and communities.
Jewish Family Service Houston provides best practice social services to help you on your journey through life. When you want a partner in addressing challenging issues, we are here for you.

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20,000+
Lives Touched
Each Year
116
Individuals with
Disabilities Served
7,000+
Therapy Sessions
109
Years of Experience
Ukraine Support- Near & Far
To those who are experiencing stress or anxiety due to concern over the situation in Ukraine or concern for loved ones there, JFS Houston is offering individual support sessions. JFS Houston encourages donations to support the humanitarian needs of the Ukrainian conflict. We are directing donations through the Jewish Federation o

Our Mission

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.

Stories of
"Whether giving or receiving, JFS helps me, and I believe each and every one of us, discover the best in ourselves."
Donald Freedman, Past President JFS Houston
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Our Services

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.

JFS Houston is good for business.

It is good business to join market need with social responsibility. See the many ways we can work together.