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Services and Programs

Community Outreach Services [read more]

The impact of Jewish Family Service extends far beyond its own clients. Through training workshops, speaking engagements and community-wide events, JFS offers its expertise to the Jewish community, mental health community and community at-large. For more information, contact, or (713) 986-7815.

Community Consultation Services

JFS professionals provide consultation to the staffs of camps, schools, day care centers, youth groups and other organizations. This service includes assessments and recommendations to the professionals of these organizations. Our goal is to support the mental health of children, youth, families and seniors, and the work of the organizations that serve them. For more information, contact us, or (713) 986-7832.

Counseling For Children [read more]

The Children's Mental Health Program (CMHP) provides affordable and accessible counseling services to children and adolescents from age 3 to 18 years old. CMHP staff work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, attention challenges, acute stress and/or post-traumatic stress from natural disaster, social difficulties, life transitions, dysfunctional family dynamics, difficulties in school and academic settings, sexual identity concerns, and clients facing socioeconomic barriers.

For more information, please contact us via e-mail at or by phone at (713) 986-7832.

Counseling For Individuals, Couples & Families [read more]

Life events and life cycle changes can bring about stressful times. Jewish Family Service offers individual and group counseling services for those seeking tools to manage life's challenges and transitions. For more information, contact us, or (713) 986-7832.

JFS Disability Services [read more]

JFS Disability Services has developed an online Resource Guide that provides much needed information to families of children and adults with a wide variety of functional disabilities. To access the guide, go to

To learn more about how JFS Disability Services Alexander Institute for Inclusion is reducing stigmas related to disabilities, go to

Disaster Assistance Services [read more]

Navigating the disaster world can be challenging, JFS offers case managers who can link you to resources, assist with paperwork, and support you through the process of recovery following a natural disaster. JFS works directly with government, state and local resources to provide real-time information through an individualized recovery plan. For more information about our services please call us at (713) 667-9336, and ask to speak to a Disaster Case Manager or email us at

Employment Services [read more]

Finding a job in these hard economic times can be stressful. Jewish Family Service offers assistance and employment workshops to help displaced professionals seeking jobs.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Laura Alter at 713 667 9336 or

Jewish Chaplaincy & Hospice Program [read more]

Being in a hospital is often an isolating and difficult experience. If you or a friend or loved one is currently in a local hospital, please make sure that they have listed their religion as Jewish so that our Chaplaincy volunteers or Chaplain will know where to find them. Jewish Family Service is proud to bring the Jewish community to patients in hospitals of the Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas. Volunteers and Chaplains provide emotional and supportive care and Jewish spiritual presence to patience in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. For more information please contact Hope Lipnick, MA, LPC, Director of Houston Jewish Chaplaincy Program via email at

Mental Health Services

The Jewish Family Service Mental Health Programs Department is proud to lead the conversation about mental health and well-being in our community. Our comprehensive mental health services cover the continuum from prevention to treatment to aftercare. We offer services for young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Our programs include Mental Health First Aid (a training in recognizing, understanding and supporting those with mental illness), Touching the Heart (a teen text program offering ongoing messages of connection, resilience and hope), Sources of Strength (a teen led strength and resilience program), Bright Stars (an annual memorial service for those who have lost a loved one to a mental health fatality, overdose or suicide), mental health counseling, meditation, suicide prevention & protocol training, a range of support groups to address mental health needs across the age span, and speakers who address the full spectrum of mental health and wellness and a grief and bereavement guide for those who have lost a loved one to mental health or addiction. Let us support your well-being! JFS is among the many voices speaking openly about your mind, your mental health and your mind wellness so that the stigma of caring for yourself, your family, and friends will finally end.

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Project Shalom [read more]

Project Shalom was established to help those with ongoing mental health needs the opportunity to participate in a creative group experience aimed at promoting social skills, enhancing self confidence, decreasing isolation, and providing a greater sense of connection and involvement with the Jewish community. For more information about this program, please contact or call 713-986-7851.

Senior Adult Services [read more]

As people age, it is important for them to maintain their independence as much as possible. Jewish Family Service offers services and solutions to help seniors and their families work toward this goal.

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Shalom Bayit

The mission of the Shalom Bayit Program is to work towards creating peace in the home, particularly within the Jewish community, and to dispel the myth that abuse does not occur in Jewish homes, through direct services to all survivors of abuse, prevention and educational programming, and advocacy for social changes needed to eliminate violence in the home. For more information, please contact us. Click here If you are in crisis.

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