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Community Outreach

The impact of Jewish Family Service extends far beyond its own clients. Through training workshops, consultation services and community-wide events, JFS offers its expertise to the Jewish community, mental health community and community at-large.

Mental Health Programs

JFS offers programs for mental health both community members and for professionals (that include CEU's). Topics are varied and focus on mental health issues for individuals and families dealing with life's challenges.

Community Request to BMHS

Jewish Family Service’s behavioral and mental health service team professionals are available to provide content specific presentations or training on a range of various topics relating to mental health and behavior.

In addition we are available to be present at programs/events that are sensitive in nature that may generate emotional responses by the audience.

We will do our best to accommodate your request. In order for Jewish Family Service BMHS team to provide you with the most appropriately credentialed professional for your request, please complete this form and submit it at least two weeks prior to the date of the program/event. Please note, submission of this form does not indicate confirmation. Our team members will be in contact you within a week of submitting this request form. Thank you!

Community request to BMHS form

Outreach to Senior Adult Community

  • Friendly Visitors Program:
    Volunteers are matched with a senior client in our community. These clients are often homebound and our visitors provide a connection to the outside world through weekly visits and/or phone calls. The volunteers are all background screened and trained to be an extra set of eyes for our case management staff. If you know of a senior that may need this service, please reach out to our Senior Adult Casemanagement department (713) 667-9336. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Friendly Visitor, apply here.
  • Music and Spirit Program:
    Through the beautiful music of Cantor Tunitsky's voice and violin, this program adds personalized musical outreach to seniors in more than 20 assisted living facilities or nursing homes through presentations, concerts, life cycle events and religious services, as well as providing outreach to home-bound seniors or those recovering from an illness. ADD: Please contact Cantor Tunitsky directly.
  • Senior Chavurot:
    Jewish content presentations and musical performances are brought into local senior living facilities on a monthly basis. If you, or someone you know, is interested in assisting with this type of outreach, please contact Elyse Kunkick or 713-667-9336 x232.

For More Information:

For more information about our community outreach, please contact Lynae Novominsky, Manager of Corporate & Community Relations at lnovominsky@jfshouston.org or 713-986-7815.

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