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Response to Ongoing Crisis

In recent years, our world has faced unprecedented communal and global challenges. JFCS has been steadfast in its commitment to providing support to address local crises like the 10/27 Synagogue Shooting and the teen mental health crisis. Our organization also extends its reach to deliver vital crisis services to those relocated to Pittsburgh during a global crisis - such as the Ukraine crisis, the Afghan refugee crisis, and the Middle East crisis.

We are here to support you.

We provide a broad support system to help people cope with and recover from challenging experiences. Traumatic events have a profound and lasting effects on your well-being. It is important that you reach out and ask for help. We are just a phone call away.

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Trauma & Mental Health

During times of tragedy and trauma, our team is here to support you. Our team of trauma therapists have experience speaking with individuals who have survived war, mass casualties, personal tragedies, and other challenges. Crisis does not take place in a vacuum. It is important to take the time to make sure your mental health is being cared for and that you have the support you need in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

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Relocation to Pittsburgh

If you or a family member is relocating from outside the United States to Pittsburgh during a crisis, it is important to review legal standing before arrival. Depending on citizenship status and visas available, arrivals have some legal rights in the US. Questions to ask include: Do I have work authorization? Does the crisis provide me a temporary visa that gives me access to benefits? Getting started by reaching out to JFCS Immigration Legal Services to ask your questions.

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JFCS Immigration Legal Services:
Immigration legal guidance – immigration@jfcspgh.org

JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services:
Information, services and resources – isacpittsburgh.org

JFCS Counseling Services:
Trauma counseling and consultation – counseling@jfcspgh.org

JFCS Youth Services:
Teen (ages 12-22) mental health services – upstreetpgh.org

JFCS Career Services:
Employment opportunities – careerservices@jfcspgh.org

Information & Referrals

We are committed to helping you get the best support to address your needs. Our network of local partners share our commitment to helping you regain your footing.

Mental Health Support

Grief Support Group

July 22 @ 5:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

August 1 @ 1:30 pm

Grief Support Group

August 5 @ 5:00 pm

Caregiver Support Group Meeting

August 15 @ 1:30 pm

Grief Support Group

August 19 @ 5:00 pm

Resources & Information