Community Members

  • If you are an individual seeking counseling services, please call JFS at 860-236-1927.
  • Free class: Youth Mental Health First Aid: Led by JFS, held at the Mandell JCC May 19 9am-4pm. Register here.
  • ree, community-style acupuncture with a focus on trauma healing: Mandell JCC every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Ongoing Virtual Mourning and Mitzvah Ongoing Group: Offered by Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 3PM- 4:30 PM on Zoom. Uses the guided journal Mourning and Mitzvah by Anne Brener, LCSW. This book will be provided free for the first 20 group participants who return to the second group meeting. The cohort will start November 7th. For more information, or to register, contact Barb Segura, LPC or Dinesh Perera, LMFT at

Parents, Educators of Children, and Youth

  • Top 3 tips for parents of small children right now:
    1. Help your children maintain routine
    2. Remind them that they are safe and not in harm’s way
    3. Support and encourage open conversation without engaging in too many details
  • Ohel’s Teacher Support Helpline is available to offer support for educators and youth support professionals. Helpline phone number: 718-686-3189, or email The Teacher Support Helpline is available Mon-Wed 12-1pm; Wed-Thurs 4-6pm.

Individuals in Israel

  • A hotline for individuals in Israel to connect with a therapist was established by The Koby Mandell Foundation, working with the Israel Trauma Coalition. Hotline phone number: +972 52-520-6900 Please share this information with your loved ones in Israel.
  • Natal is offering a helpline 24/7 as well as community outreach, a clinical unit, a mobile unit, and many other resources.

Community Leaders

  • JFS is available to support you in finding appropriate social work resources for your community. Please reach out to Katie Hanley at 860-761-7087 or