Sunday, August 09, 2020

(Courtesy of OHEL) In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services announces the launch of a critical service that will provide accessible tele-mental health support to anyone in need nationally. This initiative will provide a multitude of much-needed virtual support tools to attend to the growing demands of the many clients that OHEL serves: families, residents in OHEL homes, older adults and beyond.

While there are countless online resources available in various communities, OHEL is the only one-stop resource for every individual facing this crisis with new challenges and growing conflicts. OHEL is equipped to offer no cost virtual tele-support sessions in brief but impactful 15-minute increments. This will enable anyone struggling with the current crisis to get help, anytime, anywhere. A 15-minute check in with a qualified mental health professional will be a breakthrough service to aid in coping, anxiety management and other pressing conditions.  

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OHEL is working around the clock and has assembled a team of mental health experts in the field to offer these remote crisis management services. OHEL’s crisis team includes Dr. Norman Blumenthal, director of trauma; Tzivy Reiter, LCSW, director of children’s services; and staff from OHEL’s Marvin Kaylie Tikvah Center.

Additional response services include easy access to webinars on the following topics: Managing Anxiety & Worry, How to Live with Quarantine, Insights on Dealing with Various Children’s Needs, and Dealing with Anxieties in Your Office or Healthcare Facility. Zoom Support Groups, facilitated by a variety of OHEL professionals, will provide sessions focusing on: Parent Survival Guide, Grief and Consolation in a Time of Isolation, Shalom Bayis Under Quarantine, Pesach Without Panic, Music and Mindfulness, Helping Adult Children Cope and much more.

As the situation continues to unfold, OHEL is here for you and with you during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ohelfamily.org/covid19  or call us at (800) 603-OHEL.

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services offers a breadth of services that meet the everyday needs of individuals and families. To access more information or services please call (800) 603-OHEL, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  or visit  www.ohelfamily

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