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Resources to Assist You

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

Page updated May 12, 2022

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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Sign Up for a Vaccine

Call 512-972-5560 or visit to register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Austin Public Health (APH). You do not need to live within Austin city limits or Travis County to sign up for a vaccine with APH. Registration does not mean that you will be scheduled for a vaccine immediately, but it will add you to the system and you will get notified when an appointment is available.

Need assistance with signing up? Please contact the temple office.

Transportation to Vaccination Appointments

Capital Metro is offering free curb-to-curb transportation service to COVID-19 vaccination appointments for those who need it. Service is available within the current MetroAccess ADA service area. Please call Capital Metro at 512-369-6050 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to request your trip at least one day in advance. For more information, visit their website at  

Drive a Senior also provides free transportation support for vaccine appointments. You can contact the Central Texas agency at 512-445-5552 or find more information about different Drive a Senior agencies in our area at

General Information About the COVID-19 Vaccines

Find more information about the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently being administered in the U.S. from the CDC. You may also watch this video from John Hopkins Medicine about COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness. Please call the CDC at 800-232-4636 if you have any additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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. 

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.

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

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: 800-273-8255

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.

Pandemic Crisis Support Response Coalition (PCSRC)
Access mental health support services for everyone, including specific information about accessing mental health resources for COVID first responders and health care workers. 

Psych Hub has pulled together resources for navigating and accessing mental health services in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health. An article about guarding mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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


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 Center: COVID Drug Rehab:

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:

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

Narcotics Anonymous:

Overeaters Anonymous:

Sexual Addiction Anonymous:

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: 737.888.7233Temple Beth Shalom members, there are several important volunteer opportunities that you can do in person and from the comfort and safety of your own home. Browse current opportunities.

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