JFS Boulder provides resources to those affected by the Marshall Fire – Boulder Jewish News
As the first anniversary of the Marshall Fire approaches, JFS Boulder continues to provide resources to those affected by the fire.
Boulder County Crisis Council
JFS Boulder currently administers Boulder County Crisis Counseling’s countywide mental health program. Since January 1, 2022, more than 700 individuals or households have registered for this program, with an average of 60 new registrations per month.
The program is a partnership between JFS Boulder and Community Foundation Boulder County and continues to offer 10 free individual and/or family counseling sessions and provides a pool of over 250 licensed providers to choose from. For program details, visit jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
EMDR virtual group
The EMDR Group Protocol is an evidence-based practice designed specifically to support those affected by disasters such as wildfires. Led by local certified EMDR group therapists, sessions incorporate mindfulness, grounding exercises, and other resources to reduce the emotional and physical struggles that can follow trauma. Four dates and times available, register at jewishfamilyservice.org/groups
Expanded Mental Health Services
JFS Boulder received a Red Cross recovery grant to expand access to longer-term mental health services for those affected by the Marshall Fire and Straight Line Wind event, as well as for people who have secondary trauma attributed to their roles as first responders, teachers, and disaster recovery personnel. JFS Boulder will accept most major insurance, grant funding will cover the uninsured or undocumented. JFS will be accepting new customers in the coming weeks. Information on how to access the Services will be available on the Website.