A Month for Awareness, Opportunity & Growth
May is here, and Cincinnati is green again. It is a time for blossoms, proms, graduations and gowns. But May is also National Mental Health Month—making it a great time to get familiar with the rich mental health resources available to our community. Jewish Family Service (JFS) believes that mental health and physical health are equally important aspects to a person’s well-being. For years, JFS has supported this thinking by providing high-quality mental health services and resources to those who need them. With time, as stigmas surrounding mental health issues have decreased, and awareness and acceptance has increased, the community’s need for services has only risen. In response, JFS has significantly grown the nature and quality of its offerings.
Youth Mental Health Services
The latest addition to the array of services JFS provides to help individuals with their mental wellbeing is youth mental health counseling. In January of this year, JFS Youth Mental Health (YMH) program quadrupled in size when Director Leah Marcus brought on three talented social workers to join her efforts: Amanda Cramer, Nina Pridonoff, and Kasey Rosswurm. “Kasey, Nina, and Amanda are such a fantastic team,” Marcus said. “They are very energetic and have worked together so well. I couldn't pick a better group of people to do this critical work.” The camaraderie and enthusiasm has helped the team quickly hone in on the work at hand: addressing youth mental health needs in the community.
>>> Need to reach out for youth mental health services? Please CLICK HERE for more information.
At JFS, we’re proud to have a staff comprised of licensed, degreed social workers who can provide counseling and care management to everyone in need—regardless of age, situation, or circumstance.
At JFS, we’re proud to have a staff comprised of licensed, degreed social workers who can provide counseling and care management to everyone in need—regardless of age, situation, or circumstance. Our uncompromising standards of professionalism always assure you strict confidentiality and the best possible outcomes. We believe the benefits of self-knowledge and self-examination are universal; when we help people maximize this awareness to better understand how they think and operate, it represents another, important way Jewish Family Service strengthens lives.
>>> Interested in our counseling resources? Please CLICK HERE for more information.
K’vod is the Hebrew word for honor and respect, and in early 2021 JFS launched K’vod Connect to honor and respect older adults by building a strong referral network of community members and resources that could combine to reduce social isolation among this vulnerable population. K’vod Connect further improves the quality of life of these older adults by addressing the myriad and complex issues seniors often face.
>>> Know someone who may be experiencing social isolation? Please CLICK HERE for more information.
JFS Barbash Family Vital Support Center & JFS Heldman Family Food Pantry
At our Barbash Family Vital Support Center, a consistent goal is for clients to achieve stability—with their families, their jobs, and their health habits. The vital support center offers a holistic approach to wellness by placing care management, emergency financial assistance, supportive counseling, health classes, therapeutic socialization activities, and our Heldman Family Food Pantry—all under one roof.
>>> Need the services of our vital support center or food pantry? Please CLICK HERE for more information.