Sometimes health needs (physical and mental) cannot always be met in the synagogue community. We offer these resources to help people identify services and providers. Click on each tab and the description will appear below. Questions? Email Rabbi Matt Shapiro.
Text from anywhere in the US or Canada to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Text “Home” to 741741 (For U.S.)
Click here to learn about various community resources including free access to a social worker, job counselor and more.
For a list of Los Angeles County Psychological Association therapists who are offering free or low fee therapy during this pandemic, please go here. (Please note, in providing this list, TBA is not making official referrals, but instead sharing this generous resource)
USC Telebehavioral Health provides clients with “face-to-face”, online counseling and psychotherapy services. Services are provided in English and Spanish and offered as weekly 50-minute appointments over 12 weeks or more. To schedule an appointment, please call (866) 740-6502 or visit their Telebehavioral Health – Contact Us Form.
LA County Resource Line – 800-854-7771
A free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
Addiction and Recovery Support Groups on Zoom: Click here.
24/7 hotline with professional crisis counselors that offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
The largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Provides support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one.
24/7 hotline to help those affected by sexual violence. Provides confidential support with trained RAINN support specialists.
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
An organization dedicated to decreasing the stigma surrounding mental illness through conversation and education, while providing a safe place for those affected to seek support and advice.
The VBS Counseling Center offers group sessions and counseling for individuals, couples and families for a variety of needs including depression, anxiety and more. We encourage you to learn more about these services:
Located on the lower level at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. Sliding scale fee. For more information, call (818) 784-1414 or visit vbscounseling.com.
From its very beginning 20 years ago, the Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles has offered bereavement care as one of its key services. Also known as grief counseling, it is provided in both group and one on one sessions. Please contact our office for group dates and times and to set up one-on-one appointments.
JQ creates programs and services that foster a healthy fusion of LGBTQ and Jewish identities. These initiatives offer LGBTQ Jews, their friends, families, and loved ones the opportunity to connect with each other while fostering a strong sense of self. JQ International also encourages and strengthens leadership, activism, and social action amongst its members in order to continue creating not only a vibrant and inclusive LGBTQ Jewish community but also the best possible community at large.
For more information visit www.jqinternational.org, or email or call 1-323-417-2627.
Need money for college, graduate studies or trade school? Jewish Free Loan Association offers INTEREST-FREE STUDENT LOANS.
Please visit us on the web at www.jfla.org/apply.
Want to have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future? Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) is in great need of caring male volunteers, MENtors. If you’re interested in becoming a MENtor, visit www.jbbbsla.org/volunteer to sign up and make a life-changing impact!
Additional County mental health services and resources:
Caring for elderly family can be very challenging. We must be committed to safety, pain management and dignity. Nothing is forever, situations and needs change and thus, plans for care will change. This facebook group is designed to be an open forum for discussion, information and support for caregivers/family of the elderly.
LA Elderly is in memory of Hannelore Sylvia Porjes, of blessed memory, who passed away December 19, 2017. May her name be a blessing to all those who knew her.
To join LA Elderly, click here.
Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles is beginning a bereavement group designed especially for daughters who have lost mothers in the last 3 to 8 months. In our experience, the mother daughter bond is a unique and powerful one who’s loss is experienced differently from relationships. Sessions will be held Tuesdays from 11:00-12:30.
Please contact our office for location and details and to sign up.
All groups are led by Rabbi Carla Howard.
Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles
10573 W. Pico Blvd. #850
Los Angeles, CA., 90064
Please join us for an opportunity to share your feelings, develop friendships, receive emotional support, and discuss solutions to common caregiving issues with other family caregivers.
This project is funded, in part, by the Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging, State of California Department of Health Care Services and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
When: 2nd Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Contact: Lisa Shainberg, MSW, Family Care Navigator, USC Family Caregiver Support Center 213-740-3953
Providing grief support for children, teens, and adults that are organized according to specifics of those populations. 310-473-1511.
We Spark provides free programs and services for cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones. Support groups and other spiritual programs are offered on Zoom at this time. 818-906-3022.
Telebehavioral Health provides clients with “face-to-face”, online counseling and psychotherapy services. Services are provided in English and Spanish and offered as weekly 50-minute appointments over 12 weeks or more. To schedule an appointment, please call (866) 740-6502 or Telebehavioral Health – Contact Us Form.
Headspace partnered with the LA County Department of Mental Health to provide free access to anyone who lives, works, or studies in Los Angeles County who don’t have an existing account.