As the one-year anniversary of the Marshall Fire approaches JFS Boulder continues to provide resources for those impacted by the fire.
Boulder County Crisis Counseling
JFS Boulder is currently administering the Boulder County Crisis Counseling county-wide 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 monthly.
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 more than 250 licensed providers from which to choose. For additional details about the program, visit jewishfamilyservice.org/bcc.
Virtual Group EMDR
Group EMDR protocol is an evidence-based practice designed specifically to support individuals impacted by disasters such as wildfires. Led by local therapists certified in Group EMDR, the sessions incorporate mindfulness, grounding exercises and other resources to decrease emotional and physical struggles that can follow trauma. Four dates and times available, register at jewishfamilyservice.org/groups
Expanded Mental Health Services
JFS Boulder has received a recovery grant from the Red Cross to expand access to longer-term mental health services for those impacted by the Marshall Fire and Straight-Line Wind Event, as well as individuals who have secondary trauma attributed to their roles as first responders, teachers, and disaster recovery staff. JFS Boulder will accept most major insurance, grant funding will cover individuals that are uninsured or undocumented. JFS will be accepting new clients in the coming weeks. Information on how to access services will be found on the website.