Dallas Tornado Resources

After a disaster, there is a lot to consider and work to be done.  Many questions to be answered, resources to both gather and disseminate and still a lot of unknowns.  At Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, we are here to help We have set up this dedicated page and our Intake Team is ready to support you in your hour of need.  Even if you are still unsure of what’s next.  We are an ear to listen, a vehicle to gather resources and a place to get the latest on the news around the aftermath and rebuilding from the Dallas tornado.

Information, as we have it, will be updated on both on this page of our website and on our Facebook page.

Click Here to Download the Disaster Relief Flyer

JFS Dallas offers Crisis Support and Ongoing Mental Health Services for:

  • Schools and families (also for teachers and support staff)
  • Businesses/Offices that were displaced/impacted
  • Children and Teens
  • Parents and Caregivers
  • First Responders/Community Helpers and Volunteers (emotional burden & fatigue)

Call Jewish Family Service on our intake line (972) 437-9950 ext.340 to speak with an intake professional for services including but not limited to:

  • Individual and Family Counseling
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Food Pantry
  • Case Management
  • Support Groups
  • Community Chaplaincy

JFS Volunteer Opportunities:

With several of our volunteers impacted by the recent tornados, we need fill-in volunteers to help with our regular, ongoing opportunities.

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  1. Food Pantry Stockers — As we anticipate an increase in food pantry clients this week, we need to ensure our shelves are fully stocked.
  2. Kosher Home Delivered Meals Drivers — Our homebound clients that receive these meals each week are still counting on us to deliver. With several of our volunteers impacted by the storm, we need fill-in drivers in order to make all of these deliveries.
  3. To learn more about other opportunities click here.

Looking to donate? Visit our donation page and add “Dallas Tornado” to the comments section.

Other Community Resources:

Other Mental Health Resources:

Dallas County Update:

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is a member organization of the Dallas County -Volunteer Organizations Aiding in Disaster (VOAD).  As a member agency, we receive updates from the Dallas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and their recommended response from our organizations in the time of a disaster.  As of the most recent report from the VOAD and Dallas EOC, they have indicated the following:

  • Public Works is currently working around the clock to clean up debris in the right-of-way but anticipates clean up will take approximately 2 weeks.  Please call 311 or visit DallasCityHall.com if you encounter debris in rights-of-way or downed trees.
  • Many streets are still dangerous and impassable. They recommend staying off the streets in the affected areas. Street closures can be found on the City’s website at bit.ly/stormstreetclosures
  • In the interest of safety, the Dallas Police Department urges residents in the areas heavily impacted remain indoors from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from today through Thursday.
  • If you know of someone who needs help, have them call 911 if injured or 211 if they need information on resources.
  • Ongoing updates from Dallas County