Jewish Family Service Serves 165 Clients through Therapy Program in 2017-18

The Jewish Family Service ( provides many services to community members both inside and outside the Jewish Community. During the 2017-18 fiscal year, their small agency served 165 clients in their therapy program, through 1,316 therapy sessions, regardless of religious affiliation, and with financial support from the United Way of the Midlands. Fifty parents/guardians, both Jewish and non-Jewish, attended Parenting the Love and Logic Way®, a course created by Jim Fay, Charles Fay, Ph.D., and Foster Cline, MD, and presented by Jewish Family Service & Woodhaven Counseling Associates. Ten families were served in their adoption program, which offers home-study and post-placement services regardless of religious affiliation. Forty mental health professionals attended Jewish Family Service’s bi-yearly Ethics Workshop, which is open to any professional in Omaha and surrounding areas.

In addition, many Omaha schools, hospitals, and other non-Jewish organizations have benefitted from training programs facilitated by Jewish Family Service staff. Jewish Family Service participated in Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska’s Pinwheels for Prevention®, an event held each year in the month of April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month.

Jewish Family Service is a member of the Metro Area Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Nebraska Adoption Agencies Association. For more information on any of their programs, please call (402) 330-2024 or visit