Jewish Family Service (JFS) provides crisis intervention and safety planning, counseling, and support groups for the victim of family violence, as well as professional help for the abuser.
For information about any of these services, please call 972.437.9950 and ask to speak to the coordinator of the Family Violence services. Our professional staff is available 24 hours a day. If you are calling when our office is closed, our answering service will connect you to one of our social workers. If you are in immediate physical danger, please call 9-1-1.
Abuse Support Group (Women)
For women who have been impacted by abuse on Mondays from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm. This group is for women who have experienced familial abuse on any level by any family member. This group is facilitated by a female counselor. For more information regarding this support group, please contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, coordinator of family violence intervention services at 972.437.9950.
Conflict Support Group (Men)
JFS hosts a conflicts counseling support group for men on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This group is for men who have suffered from traumatic conflict at any time in their lives. This group is facilitated by a male counselor. For more information regarding this support group, please contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, coordinator of family violence intervention services at 972.437.9950.
Crisis Intervention / Safety Planning
In the event of a family-violence crisis, JFS works to provide immediate physical and emotional safety, and to develop a plan for future safety. We work in conjunction with other community agencies as necessary to provide appropriate housing, legal, or medical services.
Individual Counseling for Adults Affected by Abuse
Our professional staff provides individual counseling for adults who have been affected by emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, whether that abuse is in the past or ongoing.
Individual Play Therapy for Children Affected by Abuse
Our professional staff provides age-appropriate one-on-one play therapy for children who have been victims of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or who have witnessed any type of abuse in their homes.
Therapeutic Group for Children Affected by Abuse
Our professional staff guides this group for children who are currently facing any type of abuse against themselves or a family member, or have in the past.
Parent / Child Counseling
Our professional staff provides family counseling for parents and children who want to work together to explore issues related to family violence.
Individual Counseling for the Abuser
JFS will provide counseling for an abuser who wants to work to change his/her pattern of behavior.
JFS provides psychiatric consultation as appropriate to help with challenging client issues.
JFS professionals provide employment assistance to women who are seeking to establish financial independence.
Prevention / Education Programs
JFS provides family-violence education programs to parents, teachers, and clergy of all communities, as well as accredited conferences for those who work professionally with victims of abuse