Masks are required when entering our building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, where we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. To celebrate, we are honoring Latino pioneers in mental health. The contributions of these men and women have changed psychology into a more inclusive practice. These pioneers’ work and commitment to their …

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The JFS Lifeline

  By Kristin Lobenstein, JFS Financial Coach There are few times in a person’s life that bring a sense of profound helplessness. The sudden death of a spouse or partner is one of those times. When this occurs, there is little time to say goodbye or get your affairs in order. JFS has often been …

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Emergency Assistance Available for Dallas Jewish Community

Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for the Jewish Community to help with housing and/or utility payments due to economic impacts of COVID-19. If you are a member of the Jewish community and are behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments due to COVID-19, JFS may be able to help you.   Contact the JFS intake team for …

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Emergency Financial Assistance Still Available for those Impacted by February 2021 Winter Storm

While months have passed since the winter storm, there are still many people who are dealing with home repairs and unexpected expenses associated with the storm damage. If you or someone you know could benefit from emergency financial assistance related to the storm damage, contact our intake team for an emergency assistance assessment at (972) …

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Family violence

Program Highlight: Family Violence Intervention

When most people hear about Family Violence Intervention services they think only of domestic violence. However, at JFS, our Family Violence program addresses a broader spectrum of challenges to include victims of family violence, domestic violence, trauma, and crime. This may include people in abusive situations and planning to leave, people in abusive situations and …

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? Juneteenth (a moniker of “June” and “nineteenth”) is the oldest national holiday that commemorates the end of slavery. Although President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, it took an additional two and a half years for news to reach Galveston, Texas that all enslaved persons were freed. …

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Pride month

Pride Month 2021

As you hopefully know by now, June is Pride Month for the LGBTQ+ community. As a mental health and social service agency, our goal is to ensure a confidential and safe space for all of our clients, both inside the JFS building and out. Our job is to listen, believe, and advocate for those whose …

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Mental health month blog

You Are Not Alone—JFS is Here to Support You!

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all been focused on our physical health. It is equally important to take care of your mental health—perhaps now more than ever! According to Mental Health America, even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. Because of the pandemic, the number of people looking for help with anxiety …

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