The Alpert JFS Addiction Outreach & Support Program Task Force holds monthly meetings at our office to continue the important work they’re doing to reduce the stigma of addiction and mental illness in our Jewish community and to create a safe and welcoming environment for Jewish families who are struggling in silence. The Task Force, formed by Bob Herzog, works to bring programs and other forms of support to the community, including a recently launched a weekly support group for Jewish families of those who are struggling with addiction. The weekly support group is free and meets at Alpert JFS’ main office on Fridays.
The members of our Addictions Task Force pictured here are (left to right): Patricia Rosen, Publisher The Sober World; Carolyn Yasuna, Director of AJFS Outreach & Support Program; Bob Herzog, Chair AJFS Addictions Task Force; Cindy Wides, Director Mental Health First Aid Coalition of Palm Beach County; Alicia Vannini, Community Relations Representative, Retreat Behavioral Health; Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, AJFS Clinical Director; and (in attendance, but not pictured) Alexa Lee, Director of Programs Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition
For more information on Alpert JFS’ Jewish Addiction Outreach & Support Program, including our free weekly support group for families of those struggling with addiction, contact Carolyn Yasuna, Program Director, at (561) 684-1991 or click here.