Grief & Loss

Have you lost a loved one or suffered another loss?

Mourning a loss is an experience everyone will have at some point in their lives.  

The experiences of grief can be challenging. Jewish Family Service is here to support you after any significant loss in your life. Whether a death, a divorce, a significant job change or the impact of a tragedy in the community such as a hurricane, JFS Houston offers a wide range of counseling for bereavement support.

JFS also offers in-home visitation after a tragedy such as death by suicide, substance misuse or other mental health fatality.  We offer a bereavement guide addressing the complex needs of family, friends and colleagues who have lost someone to death by suicide or overdose. We also are available to speak to schools or community organizations that have experienced a loss in their community.

We understand that everyone walks a unique grieving path, and we are here to walk that path with you. Please reach out today, contact us at:

We support you after a significant loss in life including:
  • Death
  • Tragedy in a community
  • Divorce
  • Significant job change
  • Transitions as you age

Providing Help and Hope

Adult Counseling

Ages 18+

We provide a safe and supportive environment with licensed mental health professionals to assist adults, couples and families with improving their overall well-being.

Children & Teen Counseling

Ages 3-17

We provide a safe and positive setting with licensed professionals to assist children and their families work towards improving their lives.

Grief Support Group

Ages 18+

This weekly support group is open to adults that have experienced the loss of a loved one. The peer support group is facilitated by the JFS clinical staff and will be held online using the Zoom platform. The group is intended to support, educate, and develop ways to cope with the normal responses to grief.

See all support groups that JFS Houston offers online.

Grief Guide

A guide to help you cope with your loss

Grief is a labyrinth of physical and emotional reminders of loss. There are good days and bad days, and everyone’s grief is as unique as the person that died and the person remembering them.

Bright Stars

Those who have lost a loved one to suicide or substance misuse

Honoring those who have passed during the Jewish season of light, Hanukkah, allows capturing and sharing stories of loved ones before illness dimmed their Bright Star.

Community Response

Groups who have suffered a loss

JFS offers professional support for schools, organizations or businesses that have experienced a loss or trauma.

Resources & News

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It's OK to ask for help.

Complete our contact form or reach out directly for more information. If you are requesting counseling, please complete our confidential request form by clicking the button below.

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Who We Serve

JFS is a resource for all residents, regardless of faith or background, living in the zip codes of the service area map, as well as the broader Jewish community.
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We provide light, hope and help.

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