Jewish Organizations Provide Free Phone Counseling for Hurricane Victims

Photo credit: Jacob Kamaras Clinicians from across the U.S. are providing free counseling to victims of Hurricane Harvey under the auspices of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Houston and the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA).

NJHSA and JFS launched the Emergency Support Line last Friday, offering free telephone-based counseling sessions to all members of Texas’s flood-stricken public.

Through the service, clinicians offer assistance in coping with the impact and trauma caused by Hurricane Harvey, and help those affected by the storm with finding the “resilience to move forward,” according to NJHSA.

The counseling hotline was inspired by Jewish tradition, which teaches that “a community is too heavy to carry alone,” said Reuben Rotman, CEO of NJHSA.