Jewish Healing Network of Chicago *

For those who are ill, grieving, or serving as caregivers, the Jewish Healing Network  offers the comfort of human connection, the spiritual support of Jewish tradition and a sense of community to alleviate loneliness and isolation. JHN offers support groups, professional education, community programs, Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) trainings, pastoral counseling, information and referrals. JHN is administered by Jewish Child & Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, the Chicago Board of Rabbis, and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Jewish Healing Network of Chicago *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

For those who are ill, grieving, or serving as caregivers, the Jewish Healing Network offers the comfort of human connection, the spiritual support of Jewish tradition and a sense of community to alleviate loneliness and isolation. JHN offers support groups, professional education, community programs, Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) trainings, Tikvah (Jewish Chaplaincy Community Initiative), information and referrals. JHN is administered by Jewish Child & Family Services in collaboration with CJE SeniorLife, the Chicago Board of Rabbis and the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.

Jewish Center for Addiction: Prevention, Help and Hope *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Supports individuals and families struggling with or in recovery from addiction and works to raise awareness and create compassion responses to addictions many challenges. Efforts include community and professional education; youth drug prevention programs, and information about treatment facilities and other resources.

Jewish Community Programs *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 855-275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org

Offers a wide range of education, support and advocacy programs that address issues – illness, grief, abuse, addiction, and adoption – impacting Jewish homes, families and the community across the lifespan. Programming includes professional training, community awareness, support groups, pastoral counseling, professional consultations, information and referrals, cultural sensitivity trainings, and education and policy development support for institutions such as schools, synagogues, camps, and youth groups.

Psychological Services at JCFS *

Jewish Child & Family Services
Elaine Kersten Children’s Center
255 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (855) 275-5237 (855-ASK-JCFS)
Email: ask@jcfs.org
Web: http://www.jcfs.org
Contact: Alysa Slay, Psy. D.

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center

3145 W. Pratt

Chicago, IL 60645

Provide psychological testing to understand learning differences; cognitive, emotional and other mental health disorders.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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