Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles


The Basics

With a history dating back to 1854, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (once known as the Hebrew Benevolent Society) is a multi-purpose organization providing community-oriented behavioral health and support services to low-income individuals and families. Despite its namesake, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles provides outpatient-based counseling options to clients of all ethnicities and creeds. Among these services are programs to help clients struggling with addiction, mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

Treatment and Staff

Before beginning a program, clients go through an initial intake and assessment process to help staff members design their care plans. While detox services are not available on-site for those struggling with addiction, staff members can make referrals to nearby facilities as necessary. Though many different programs are available for children, adults and seniors, outpatient plans generally consist of individual, group and family therapy sessions rooted in a psychotherapy which include evidence-based practices like CBT and DBT, though these may vary by clinician.

Groups cover a range of topics including early prevention, parenting skills, social skills, emotional processing and other issues. Dual diagnosis support is also available. While 12-step participation is not required, it may be encouraged in some cases (with referrals to nearby meetings available as well).

The staff at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles consists of LCSWs, case managers, psychologists, CADCs, LMFTs, RNs and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.


As an expansive organization, Jewish Family Service also offers more specific counseling services for Holocaust survivors, senior citizens, new mothers, families and refugees. Other outreach programs include shelter for the homeless, meal delivery, community meals, support for clients with physical disabilities, counseling for children with special needs and much more. Finally, those who complete a primary care plan can also work with staff members to develop stepped down aftercare plans as well.

In Summary

Overall, Jewish Family Service is Los Angeles’ oldest organization of its kind with programs for clients of all ages and needs. Outpatient counseling for mental health and addiction relies on evidence-based care and psychological support, with a wide range of ancillary services available to supplement. Though the emphasis is on Jewish life and culture, these programs are open to anyone who needs them. For those in the area seeking affordable treatment options, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a great resource.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
12821 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606

330 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles by phone at (877) 275-4537 or by email at [email protected]. Find Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles on Facebook and Twitter

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