September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness month.
To bring attention to this very important, but sensitive topic, JFS is hosting an online program on September 14th. Click on the banner below to register!
This program is free of charge.
Lee is a retired police sergeant. In 2018, after an aborted suicide attempt while in his police cruiser he sought help and was diagnosed with PTSD and major depressive disorder in connection with a fatal officer-involved shooting in 2010.

We invite you to hear Lee, his wife Kate and his in-laws, Joe and Chris, tell this survival story from each of their perspectives.
Suicide Prevention and Children

By Teresa Drelicharz, LIHMP

An Ounce of Prevention
Is Worth a Pound of Cure
~ Benjamin Franklin

The words above were written by Ben Franklin in a letter addressing fire prevention in 1735, but over the centuries the phrase has been used in relation to many other things, including matters of health. Many in the mental health field believe that suicide has become a public health crisis.  Unfortunately, the current civil unrest along with the impact of the pandemic is likely adding “fuel to the fire.”
All significant people in a child’s life can help promote Social-Emotional Health and Resilience in that child. The American Academy of Pediatrics shares the following suggestions: [...] READ THE FULL ARTICLE
While the Omaha Out of the Darkness Walk is going to look different this year, we encourage you to participate on 09/12/2020 for an "Out of the Darkness Experience", live on Facebook. Click on the image above to register! (free of charge).

We need you. We need your support. We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide
Parents Corner:
Joan Asarnow, PhD from UCLA, gives us a quick and very helpful take on what children REALLY want from their parents. Take a look...
Kids' Face Mask Giveaway
On August 16th, JFS handed out kids' face masks for anyone in the community who could be needing them for back to school. We also distributed some to children of campus employees, the Child Development Center and the JCC dance department.
JFS is offering In-Person and Virtual Counseling

We have been seeing clients at the office (in-person) for two months.
Our staff and visitors are following very strict social distancing guidelines, have their temperatures taken daily and are asked to complete a health questionnaire before coming in.
Please call our office at 402-330-2024 to make an appointment.

Registration now OPEN!

Parenting the Love and Logic Way®
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 22 & 29
6-8pm, Classes held at the JCC
This program helps families with every day parenting challenges. Jewish Family Service and Woodhaven Counseling Associates, Inc. facilitate this unique program with helpful conversation on techniques to bring your learning to life. REGISTER HERE
  • END OF FISCAL YEAR REPORTING: Between July'19 and June'20, 571 Assistance gifts were given to the Jewish Community.

  • As of 8/28/20, we've provided 220 gifts of COVID-19 Emergency Relief for a total of $31,028, helping families have food on their table, pay their rent and other bills.
JFS is here for you!
Need help with groceries, utilities, rent or other outstanding bills? Please call our MAIN LINE at 402-330-2024 .
  • For scholarship assistance, call Diane Walker at 402-334-6407
  • For JFO employees in need, call HR at 402-334-6435
Shana Tova!
JFS would like to wish everyone a
healthy and sweet new year! (year 5781)
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