Please be aware that in observance of Passover, Jewish Family Service will be closed and there will be no virtual counseling (group or individual) after 1:00 PM on April 8, and all day on April 9, 10. We will resume closures after 6:30 PM April 14 and all day on April 15 and 16.
JFS Houston & You:
Partnering Together to Address Concerns about Coronavirus
JFS, continues to monitor closely the emergence of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and the fact that the seasonal influenza (flu) virus is also widespread, JFS is taking proactive steps to address concerns and best prepare. For the most up-to-date medical information about the virus we recommend that you visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website (https://www.cdc.gov/).
First and foremost, JFS is working to maintain a safe environment to protect the health of the communities we serve, our clients and our staff. At the current time, the agency will not be seeing clients at our office.However, JFS continues to provide a warm blend of safety net, case management and behavioral and mental health services to support individuals in the community through phone calls, online counseling and other forms of outreach to provide resources.
Each service department at the agency has staff members on call. Please call 713-667-9336 to make arrangements to connect with your counselor or to speak to the Case Manager of the Day should you need assistance.
Individuals may continue make appointments for counseling (by phone or online) by filling out our online form https://www.jfshouston.org/client_referral_form.php or calling us at 713-986-7832.
Internet/Call In Support Group Sessions
JFS is also offering FREE internet group sessions via Zoom Conference Calls to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on our behavioral and mental health well-being Monday through Friday. These sessions are designed to provide a safe and supportive virtual environment for participants to connect, learn, comfort, support, and socialize with each other to promote our psychological health during this stressful time amidst the Covid-19 epidemic. All groups are being facilitated through a HIPAA compliant zoom system.
ADULT GROUP - 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.
Meeting ID: 511 116 073
One Touch Mobile: +13462487799,,511 116 073#
To use Zoom simply:
- Click on the internet link provided on the session you are interested in.
- Allow your computer to open "zoom.us". The meeting should auto load; however, you may need to download their software the first time you participate.
- Choose to use the audio on your computer/smartphone or you can call in using 346-248-7799. The system will prompt you for the "Meeting ID" which is listed for each meeting and then hit #.
If you have any problems with access using zoom, please consider just joining the call by using the phone number. If you have a therapist on staff, you can send them a message and ask if they can provide you guidance to use Zoom.
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