Student Support Resources

Hillel cares about you! If you are struggling or need assistance, there are resources available to support you and your well-being.

General FAQ

If you’re struggling or need assistance, help is here for you.

Use these tips from Active Minds for navigating these important conversations.

In addition to individual therapy, many counseling centers offer additional support, including group sessions, workshops, and reading material about different issues impacting college students today. Carve out a few minutes to search for your university’s counseling center to see what’s available in-person or online.

Talkspace is offering the Hillel community a discount code HILLEL100 for $100 off your first month (no expiration). Talkspace users access virtual therapy with licensed therapists through their website or mobile app.

Need help now?

Crisis Text Line – Text “E” to 741-741
The Trevor Project – Text “START” to 678-678
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Text or call 988.

What kind of support is available to me in my community?

In partnership with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and the Jewish Federations of North America, Hillel connects students seeking support — including mental health counseling, vocational services, and resume support — with organizations offering these services. Below is a list of organizations that support opportunities for college students.

Don’t see your community listed? Find out if there’s a Jewish Human Services agency near you, or use the SAMHSA agency locator to discover mental health organizations in your state.

The Collat Jewish Family Service (Birmingham) offers financial assistance, counseling, and food. Contact Marcy Morgenbesser.

The Jewish Family Services of Greenwich has telehealth services. Contact Rachel Kornfeld.

Jewish Family Services of Metro Detroit provides mental health consultations, emergency financial assistance, food assistance, and Passover food assistance. Contact Debra Edwards.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis offers counseling, career services, and financial assistance. Contact Dana Shapiro.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey has emergency assistance, food support, and counseling services. Contact Rachael Ovitz.

Jewish Family Services of Greensboro offers supportive counseling, resources, and food distribution. Contact Betsy Gamburg.

Project Extreme Crisis Text Line provides free confidential support by trained crisis counselors. Text LEV to 741741, or contact Ayalah Lebowicz.

UJA Federation of New York has various support and resource options. Learn more by visiting the website.

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia provides emergency financial assistance, care management, counseling, information, and referral. Contact David Rosenberg.

Charleston Jewish Family Services offers emergency aid, counseling resources, and food distribution opportunities. Contact Sara Chesley.

Jewish Family Service of Houston provides mental health text support through its Touching the Heart program. Contact Laurie Silver.