Winter 2020 Programs

Therapy Groups for Children and Teens

Roots Therapy Groups (begin in January and February) 
Helps kids and teens understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

The Roots (ages 7-9)

G.I.R.L Roots (ages 10-13)

Boys Roots (ages 10-13)

Preschool Socialization Group (Ages 3-5) and Boys Socialization Group (Ages 6-8)

Therapeutic social skills groups with an emphasis on emotional regulation and social development. 


Support and Relief for Individuals and Families

Grieving a Loss to Suicide

A free monthly drop-in for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide. JCFS Chicago, MISSD (The Medication-Induced Suicide Prevention and Education Foundation in Memory of Stewart Dolin) and No Shame On U are partnering to provide suicide prevention education and support in the Jewish community with support from JUF’s Breakthrough Fund. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (aged 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

The Get Together
Provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and professional staff while their children play and explore together. Led by a JCFS Chicago child development professional.

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive and recreational setting. For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome.

Group Respite
We use a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic approach for children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, combined with fun, social and recreational activities, giving parents time for a break.

Community Connections
For adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and significant learning disabilities who are looking for ways to increase their social connections.

Healing Hearts: Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss
For older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner over the last two years. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Grief Support Group
Monthly drop-in grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.  The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

For more information about these programs call 855.275.5237