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The Jewish Community is extremely lucky to have a growing list of Jewish mental health and addiction resources across the globe. Resources include inpatient and outpatient treatment facilitators in addition to emotional and spiritual support for individuals and educational resources for individuals and organizations.

Learn about the different resources by visiting the different tabs below.

If you’re aware of a resource that should be added to the list, please email info@thebluedovefoundation.org.

  • Communities Confronting Substance Abuse – Communities Confronting Substance Abuse, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization founded with the goal of creating stigma-free Jewish communities through awareness, education and programming regarding substance misuse and addiction.
    • SUPPORT GROUPS  for loved ones of those suffering from substance misuse or addiction is now being held online.
  • Jewish Discussions About Grief and Mourning Facebook Group 
  • JProactive – Breaking Stigmas | Awareness | Education | Community
  • Mental Health in the Jewish Community Facebook Group 
  • OKclarity – Jewish therapist directory + community
  • Our Jewish Recovery exists to support Jews in recovery, and their loved ones, and to help us all find experience, strength, and hope. We welcome Jews dealing with any and all addictions, Jewish educators looking to understand addiction and bring recovery to their communities, and our Jewish and non-Jewish allies who wish to share the journey of recovery with us. We have a thriving Facebook community, a weekly Recovery Torah study, online Jewish recovery meetings, and much more in the works. Contact Rabbi Ilan Glazer for more information at rabbiilan@torahoflife.com and join our online community.
  • Refuat Hanefesh – Refuat Hanefesh hopes to create a Jewish community that is more aware, respectful, & empathetic to people living with mental illness.
  • Shalom Taskforce – combat and prevent domestic violence and foster healthy and safe relationships and families. STF focuses its work in the Jewish community, to help those that may not have access to traditional services and need culturally sensitive programming. Shalom Task Force believes everyone has the right to be safe in their relationship and family.
  • VIRTUAL Jewish Recovery Programming held in partnership with JACS, Our Jewish Recovery, and The T’Shuvah Center – These meetings are open to Jews across the country who want to meet and discuss. Meetings take place on different days and at different times.
  • VIRTUAL Family Support Group for Loved Ones of People in Recovery Mondays at 5pm EST
  • Achiezer – Achiezer is a unique organization, which combines the strengths of all existing communal resources along with its own formidable capabilities. Achiezer spearheads and coordinates the many different aspects involved in assisting individuals and families confronted by challenges, from start to finish.
  • Aleph Institute – The Aleph Institute, founded in 1981 at the express direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, provides crucial financial, emotional and spiritual assistance to thousands of shattered families – helping them persevere through extraordinary crises – while providing support for their loved ones in prison and mental institutions. Aleph’s benevolent mandate also encompasses spiritual assistance to thousands of soldiers in the United States Armed Forces across the globe.
  • Bamidbar – BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy guides Jewish young adults on individualized journeys of self-discovery and healing. Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a stepping stone to independent, healthy, adulthood.
  • Elijah’s Journey – A Jewish Response to the Issues of Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
  • Here Now – a teen-driven mental health conversation.
  • JACS (through The Jewish Board) is a mutual-aid support network for Jews in recovery, their loved ones, and those who may be still struggling with addiction. We offer in-person community-based services and spiritual care in the metro-new york area, including holiday events, Spiritual Days, and a Shabbaton-style Spiritual Retreats, as well as remote supportive services for Jews all around the country (referrals, crisis-intervention, community-connection, etc). Additionally, we provide training to Jewish organizations on substance misuse and mental health, cultural competency training to those in the field of recovery, and preventive educational services. Contact the JACS office or Shoshana for more information: snirenberg@jbfcs.org.
  • Jewish Survivors Forum – a community of survivors of sexual abuse from all walks of Judaism, who come together on the platform to share, vent, learn, and support each other.
  • MASK – Mask’s mission is to ensure that all parents/caregivers in the Jewish community receive the resources necessary to help raise emotionally healthy families.
  • Refa’enu – an organization dedicated to increasing awareness in the Jewish community about depression and related disorders and their management.
  • RUACH Support – RUACH connects Jewish care providers to individuals in need, looking to make emotional and spiritual support more accessible.

California

  • Bay Area Jewish Healing Center – The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center provides spiritual care and support services to anyone who in need, regardless of affiliation or financial resources.
  • Beit T’Shuvah – Beit T’Shuvah is a residential addiction treatment center that saves lives through a comprehensive program of Jewish spirituality, psychotherapy, and the 12-Steps in a caring, community setting.
  • Chabad Treatment Center – Since opening in 1972, Chabad Residential Treatment Center has successfully treated thousands of suffering from substance abuse and Dual-diagnosis issues.
  • Teen Talk App by Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles – Teen Talk is a free mobile app that helps teens take control of their social and emotional health by providing an easy way for them to get help from the group of people they trust most: their peers.
  • RELIEF Los Angeles – Relief provides referrals for callers seeking an appropriate mental health clinician for themselves or a loved one.

Colorado

  • Bamidbar – BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy guides Jewish young adults on individualized journeys of self-discovery and healing. Through nature-based therapy, BaMidbar is a stepping stone to independent, healthy, adulthood.

Georgia

  • Atlanta Area Recovery Meetings (suspended until further notice)
    • Alcoholics Anonymous
      • Tuesdays, 8:00pm at Temple Kehillat Chaim, 1145 Green Street, Roswell, GA 30075
      • Sundays, 5:30pm at Chabad Intown, 730 Ponce de Leon Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    • Al-Anon
      • Wednesdays, 6:00pm
      • Congregation B’Nei Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Highway NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • Families Anonymous
      • Mondays, 7:15pm
      • Temple Beth Tikvah, 9555 Coleman Road, Roswell, GA 30075
    • Sex Addicts Anonymous
      • Sundays, 5:30pm at Chabad Intown, 730 Ponce de Leon Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • AgeWell Atlanta – AgeWell Atlanta is a collaborative partnership created to help older adults and caregivers navigate the aging process. We provide: guidance, information and referrals, support for older adults who wish to age-in-place and coordinate programs and services for a wide spectrum of ages and abilities. AgeWell Atlanta serves all people in our community regardless of their faith, race, or nationality.
  • The Berman Center – The Berman Center, a CARF-accredited Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) helps individuals (18+) and adolescents (14-18) suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring disorders to find a path forward to a more complete, spiritual, healthy, and balanced life.
  • CHIP Georgia – Resources provided by a Georgia Coalition in which public, private and non-profit agencies, and faith communities work collaboratively to assure that every person, family, and community in Georgia have meaningful access to the full range of information and services related to mental and addictive illness.
  • Derech Transitional Living – Derech Transitional Living provides a supportive living environment for Jewish men and women ages 21-35 who are on a committed path to recovery as they continue on their journey through treatment and adopting a sober lifestyle.
  • HAMSA Helps (a program of JF&CS Atlanta) – HAMSA (Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse) provides support, resources, and strategies for those seeking help and in recovery. We are working hard to dispel myths about addiction and eliminate the shame so often felt by those struggling with addiction and their families. Through a Jewish lens, HAMSA offers information and referral services, Narcan education and supply, sober holiday celebrations and gatherings, Jewish Sensitivity Training for treatment providers and expert clinical support. Call us today. 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS.
  • Jeff’s Place – In everlasting memory of Jeff/Moshe Krausa, Jeff’s place offers individuals a place to connect, recharge and create community.  This gathering space and cafe in downtown Atlanta hosts different Jewish recovery meetings weekly. Programs focused on the recovery community will utilize Jeff’s Place to meet and cultivate relationships with each other and cultivate their connection to their higher power. Jeff’s Place will nurture the key ingredients for recovery and will surely be a resource and a literal life-saving space. Individuals are invited to stop in for a lunch break complete with Kosher food from the Café and an unbeatable view of Atlanta’s skyline and BeltLine.
  • Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) – JF&CS offers programs and resources to transform lives. Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community, and our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services.
  • Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah – The mission of the Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah (MACoM) is to provide a safe, sensitive, welcoming, halachic and aesthetically beautiful environment for Jewish ritual immersion and conversion, allowing for ongoing fulfillment of spirituality, Torah awareness, healing and wellness. MACoM has several Mikvah immersions including ceremonies for recovery, healing and gratitude.

Florida

  • Jewish Recovery Center – a key resource for Jewish addicts in recovery, their families and the recovering Jewish community in Palm Beach County.

Illinois

  • JF&CS Chicago – The goal of JCFS Chicago’s addiction services is to ensure that Jewish individuals and their families who are impacted by addiction find support within the Jewish community and receive education on treatment resources. We address specific needs of Chicago’s Jewish community and reflect best practices in the addiction prevention and treatment fields.
  • Maggie’s Place – Maggie’s Place is a wellness center at Mishkan Chicago dedicated to building community through a holistic approach to wellness – social, spiritual, mental and emotional – through learning, leadership opportunities, social community, and access to social services and resources.
  • No Shame On U – No Shame on U is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health conditions and raising awareness in the Jewish community and beyond. Our goal is for the people who need help to seek it, for family members and friends to know how to provide proper support and to save lives.

Maryland

  • RELIEF Baltimore – Relief provides referrals for callers seeking an appropriate mental health clinician for themselves or a loved one.
  • Shalom Tikvah – Shalom Tikvah is a non-profit organization that supports Jewish families facing mental illness and other challenging life circumstances by providing intensive services to promote individual and family healing.

Michigan

  • Friendship House – The Daniel B. Sobel Friendship House provides support and guidance to individuals and families struggling with isolation and other life crises, such as addiction, through a welcoming Jewish recovery community that offers friendship, support, and a variety of programs that facilitate lasting success.
  • Jamie Daniel’s Foundation – The Jamie Daniels Foundation provides education, resources, guidance, and support to people battling drug addiction so that lives can be saved and healing can be created within families.
  • We Need To Talk (WN2T) – WN2T is aimed at raising awareness, reducing stigma and changing the community conversation around youth mental illness.

New Jersey

  • Project Ometz – A project of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ aims to create a community wide initiative to help these families.
  • RELIEF NY/NJ- Relief provides referrals for callers seeking an appropriate mental health clinician for themselves or a loved one.
  •  Shalvah at SOBA College Recovery – Shalvah focuses on the needs of Orthodox clients which are specifically addressed and integrated into the treatment program with countless therapists, social workers, and support staff who work round the clock to care for clients during this critical stage.

New York

  • Amudim – Amudim is dedicated to serving community members in times of crisis. Founded on the pillars of kindness, compassion, and dignity, Amudim functions as a confidential resource center providing direct support and facilitation of referrals to individuals and families impacted by abuse, neglect, homelessness, addiction or burial coordination needs. Amudim ensures access to meaningful assistance and support and prevents the spread of crisis by raising awareness and implementing community-based educational programs.
  • The Jewish Board – Through our community residential programs, day treatment programs, and outpatient counseling services, we help develop personalized recovery plans that will help your ability to live a healthy, independent, and satisfying life.
  • The Living Room in Brooklyn – The Living Room (TLR) is a program serving young adults, aged 18-35, who are part of a recovery community. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the mission of TLR is to encourage and support young people in their recovery process. TLR works to strengthen and support the therapeutic and spiritual growth of young people in recovery.
  • Madraigos – With great sensitivity and professionalism, our staff focuses on the emotional health and spiritual well-being of every member growing up in a world that presents new challenges daily.
  • Mothers and Fathers Aligned Saving Kids (MASK) – Mask’s mission is to ensure that all parents/caregivers in the Jewish community receive the resources necessary to help raise emotionally healthy families.
  • OHEL – OHEL provides comprehensive mental health services to those facing acute mental illness and everyday individuals and families confronted by everyday emotional challenges.
  • RELIEF NY/NJ- Relief provides referrals for callers seeking an appropriate mental health clinician for themselves or a loved one.
  • Rockland Jewish Family Service (RJFS) – Offering help for all who need it in Rockland County regardless of religion or affiliation. We provide mental health counseling, social skills development for teens and children, emergency and supplemental food, and help for older adults and their families facing a range of hurdles.
  • T’Shuvah Center – T’Shuvah Center’s mission is to provide addicts of all kinds with the opportunity to build a community for recovery using a model that integrates Jewish wisdom, text, and ritual; psychotherapy; the 12-Steps; and spirituality.

Rhode Island

  • Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) in Providence – The Counseling Center at JCS Procidence offers hope and help to anyone facing life challenges. We provide counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. If you are struggling with emotional issues, the Counseling Center can provide support and guidance to help you achieve your goals.

Washington

  • Counseling & Addiction Services at JFS Seattle – Counseling & Addiction Services focuses on recovery and healing for people with mental health concerns, physical or social stressors, addiction, and past or current trauma. Through individual and/or group therapy, counselors help to address mental health symptoms, build skills around managing emotions and develop pathways toward resiliency. We assist members of the Jewish community, as well as people in the general community impacted by trauma, poverty and disability.

Washington DC

  • Jconnect – A program of everything Jewish in Greater Washington through the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
  • Israel
    • Get Help Israel  – Immigrants to Israel are often faced with a serious problem when searching for mental health help. Although they may be fluent in Hebrew, when it comes to sensitive issues, they prefer to communicate in English.
  • United Kingdom
    • JAMI – the specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish community. They provide practical and emotional support for everyone affected by a mental health problem, the person with the diagnosis, friend, relative or employer.
  • INMI – Interfaith Network on Mental Illness – We are an interfaith organization, meaning we represent and welcome participation from all faith traditions, and we affirm that spirituality is an important component of recovery from mental illness.
  • NEFESH-International – NEFESH-International is an interdisciplinary organization of Orthodox Jewish mental health professionals providing leadership and interdisciplinary education in the field of personal, family, and community mental health. Our diverse members are Torah-observant psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, chemical dependency counselors, psychotherapists, guidance and pastoral counselors, and graduate students. Affiliates include Orthodox Rabbis, Jewish educators, attorneys, and allied professionals.
  • OKclarity – Directory of Jewish therapists.