Support through The Jewish Board (JBFCS)
Mental Health Services
Manhattan West/Greenberg Counseling Center of JBFCS offers comprehensive evaluations, short- and long-term treatment for children and adults, group treatment, and more every weekday at its main office in midtown. Call 1.844.ONE.CALL for more information. The agency also sees people at the JCC during limited hours. If you would like to see a counselor at the JCC location, call 646.505.4488.
Learning Resource Network
Guidance, consultation, and referral services for parents, educators, and therapists about learning and child development. Call 212.632.4665 or email .
Loss and Bereavement for Families
Professionally run groups and opportunities to deal with the impact of the loss in a supportive, structured setting. Call 212.632.4692.
Shira Ruskay Center: Care for the Seriously Ill
Our social workers and chaplains offer guidance, counseling, information, referral, and practical help to individuals and families. Call 212.632.4608 or visit shiraruskay.org.
Supportive programs or services for a spouse, sibling, or adult child caring for an older person with a serious illness or physical/cognitive limitations.
Call Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein of the Shira Ruskay Center, 212.632.4726.
JACS: Support for Jews in Recovery and Confronting Substance Abuse
Group meetings, spiritual days and retreats, teen programs, and training and consultation for clergy and lay leaders. Call 212.632.4600.
Suicide Bereavement Support
If you have lost someone to suicide, please call Rabbi Simkha Weintraub at 212.632.4770.
J11—The UJA-Federation of New York Resource Line
Information and referrals to the health and human service agencies in the Federation network providing assistance to the community in the areas of older adults and caregivers; financial and employment services; mental health services; serious illness and end of life care; children with special needs; as well as Jewish camps, services, and cultural opportunities. Call 1.877.UJ.NYJ1 (1.877.852.6951) or email J11@ujafedny.org.
Mollie and Jack Zicklin Jewish Residential Hospice
Warm and comprehensive end of life care in a Jewish setting. Call 212.420.7400 or visit mjhs.org.
Pregnancy Loss Support Program: Telephone Counseling
Telephone counseling and facilitated six-session support groups with others who have been there. National Council of Jewish Women–New York Section, 820 Second Avenue. Call 212.687.5030, ext. 7.
Divorce Support Groups
Professionally led support groups for people who are recently separated or divorced. Call 212.580.3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current NYC Adoption Service Providers
Alliance for Children, call 212.751.4095; Spence-Chapin Services for Families and Children, call 212.369.0300.
Compassion and Choices
Information, support, and advocacy for terminally ill patients and their families. Call 212.669.8787 or visit compassionandchoices.org.
Plaza Jewish Community Chapel
A not-for-profit chapel located on the Upper West Side representing all streams of Jewish life and practice. Call 212.769.4400 or visit plazajewish.org.
An amazing resource for Jewish families facing breast cancer. Call 866.474.2774 or visit sharsheret.org.
Ackerman Institute for the Family
Family therapy for a wide variety of concerns. Call 212.879.4900 or visit ackerman.org.
Westchester Jewish Community Services
Workshops, support groups, events, healing services, and more. Contact Rabbi Pamela Wax at 914.761.0600, ext. 149, or email@example.com.
Broad range of services for people of all ages with or at risk for vision loss or impairment. Call 800.284.4422 or visit lighthouseguild.org.
Service Program for Older People (SPOP)
Community-based nonprofit mental health center on the Upper West Side serving adults ages 55+. Bereavement groups for widows are also available. Visit spop.org.
Connect to Care: A Response to the Economic Downturn
The JCC is privileged to participate in Connect to Care, UJA-Federation of New York’s community-wide response to those affected by the economic downturn. For more information on programs and services, visit jbfcs.org/connect-to-care or call 212.632.4602.