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Resources to Assist You

Below are some resources that you may find useful during challenging times. 

To see what our temple offers onsite for personal accommodations, visit our Accessibility and Inclusion webpage.

Page updated Aug. 14, 2023

What can individuals, families, and communities do to change their thoughts and behaviors in the context of increasing antisemitic incidents? Check out our resource page.

Clergy Pastoral Visits

Our clergy are fully engaged in serving the pastoral needs of our members as well as the temple community generally. During this time, we are happy to arrange individual appointments with clergy. To arrange an individual appointment, simply contact us online or call 512-735-8912. 

Prayers for Healing

The Mi Shebeirach is the Jewish prayer for those who are ill or recovering from illness or injury. Temple Beth Shalom maintains a list of those who would like to be recognized during this prayer, which we offer as a community during Shabbat services.

To ensure privacy, we add names of Temple Beth Shalom members to the Mi Shebeirach list only at their request. If you wish to pray for someone’s healing as a caring third party, please say their name aloud at Shabbat services or urge them or a member of their household to include their name on our list by contacting our office.

See additional prayers for healing on our website.

Financial Assistance

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Austin provides interest-free loans to Jewish borrowers in the greater Austin area. At this time, they are only considering loans for those in our community impacted by the effects of coronavirus. They are currently accepting Personal Loan Applications for up to $3,000 with one guarantor to ensure repayment. ACH repayment will be required through your bank account after a 90-day grace period, followed by 18 equal monthly payments. See more info.

Groceries and Other Essentials

Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services delivers critical food items from a fully-stocked donated food pantry. Contact the JFS office at or 512-250-1043 for more information.

Mental Health, Addiction, Domestic Abuse

Ark Behavioral Health
Access information on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use; a list of mental health and addiction resources; frequently asked questions about telehealth; caring for a loved one who is struggling.

Big & Mini
Access this platform designed by University of Texas at Austin students designed to reduce senior and youth isolation while providing mentorship and mutual friendship. Developed in response to the increased loneliness and separation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, their goal of developing connections across generations and allowing for easier volunteering is everlasting.

Jewish Family Services offers telehealth counseling sessions. JFS provides a sliding fee scale for people whose coverage they aren’t able to accept or for those who may not have current coverage. For more information about our sliding scale, please contact us at or (512) 250-1043.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is providing online mental health resources, classes, and support groups for adults living with mental health conditions, their caregivers and family members. Check out their support and education opportunities on the NAMI website.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 988

Nursing License Map
With information about sleep, movement, healthy eating, and support services, Nursing License Map is full of resources and ideas for staying healthy and grounded in this time of upheaval.

Seniors: How Seniors Can Stay Virtually Connected With Loved Ones. An article with 10 ways to connect through technology.

Sixty Digital Resources for Mental Health. Diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and phone hotlines devoted to addressing all types of mental health issues. (From Social Work License Map)


Austin Recovery offers intensive outpatient, supportive outpatient, and individual counseling. Financial options are available. Contact 512-697-8600;

Addiction/Substance Abuse: 1-800-662-HELP

Addiction Intervention:

Addiction Treatment Division

Addiction Treatment Services:

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcohol Rehab Help:

Alcohol Withdrawal Information (and other types of addition) from RehabSpot:

Co-Dependents Anonymous:

DetoxRehabs provides resources, relevant information, and referral services for addicted individuals and their families.

Gamblers Anonymous: 1-800-GAMBLER/1-626-960-3500

Narcotics Anonymous:

Overeaters Anonymous:

Sexual Addiction Anonymous:

Start Your Recovery (substance use disorder):

Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline:, 1-800-799-7233; 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

SAFE Austin exists to stop abuse for everyone by serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, and domestic violence. Contact www.safeaustin.org24-hr SAFEline--512.267.SAFE (7233);  Text: 737.888.7233

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