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These are some of the local Jewish resources focusing on Mental Health and Substance Abuse available in different cities across the country.  If you are aware of others in your city, please reach out to The Blue Dove Foundation at info@thebluedovefoundation.org so they can be added to the list.

DIGITAL COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS

  • Mental Health in the Jewish Community Facebook Group 
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 12 STEP JACS MEETING / Every Monday at 7:30 PM EST / 12 Step open meeting / Join by dialing (515) 603-3118, passcode 793614
    • OUR JEWISH RECOVERY MEETING / Every Tuesday at 2:00 PM EST / Open Meeting / Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 238-764-0936)
    • 12 STEP JACS MEETING / Every Tuesday, at 7:00 PM EST / Join Zoom Meeting
    • RECOVERY TORAH STUDY / Every Wednesday at 2:00pm EST / Join Zoom Meeting
    • 12 STEP JACS MEETING / Every Wednesday at 7:00 PM EST / 12 Step meeting / Join by dialing (712) 432-0075, passcode 895743#
    • OUR JEWISH RECOVERY MEETING / Every Friday at 2:00 PM EST / Open Meeting / Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 238-764-0936)

NATIONAL RESOURCES

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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

  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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