Community Health Resources

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.

  • National Suicide Hotline: 988
  • 1-877-7-CRISIS
  • 1-800-784-2433
  • 1-800-273-8255
  • California Youth Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
  • Teen Line: 310-855-4673, 1-800-852-8336
  • The Trevor Project (LGBTQ) 1-866-488-7386
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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.

Call 1-800-422-4453.

NAMI Westside LA has family support groups, peer connection support groups. You are not alone. 424-293-0645 (English); 424-293-0646 (Spanish)

NAMI Urban LA – National Alliance on Mental Illness, virtual support groups and events, peer counseling and support.

Click here for additional resources.

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.

Call 1-800-931-2237

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.

Professional, Compassionate and Reliable In-Home Care

We are committed to providing our Los Angeles community with highly personalized senior care services that meet each individual’s needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

3580 Wilshire Blvd #1640
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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:

  • Widow/Widower Support Group
  • Newly Divorced and Separating Group
  • Caregivers Support Group
  • Marriage Enhancement Course
  • And more

Located on the lower level at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. Sliding scale fee. For more information, call (818) 784-1414 or visit

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.

(310) 277-1550

E-mail Rabbi Carla Howard at:

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, or email or call 1-323-417-2627.

JQ Helpline – A resource and social service referral line for LGBTQ Jews, their families, and allies. 855-JQI-HLPS (855-574-4577) or .

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

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 to sign up and make a life-changing impact!

Questions? Contact Ashley Waterman, or 323-456-1155.

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.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) offers free programming and resources