RUACH is a network of Jewish emotional and spiritual volunteer-supporters with emotional and spiritual advising skills, including licensed therapists, social workers, clergy, chaplains, and advanced students, seeking to help persons over the age of 18 during these challenging times. We are offering support during the COVID-19 pandemic and after. We are a nondenominational project -- volunteer-supporters span the Jewish denominational spectrum and can provide support for those from any denominational or religious background. We provide inclusive and accessible support to persons from all walks of life, regardless of religion/observance level, age, nationality, gender identity, orientation, or political affiliation.
Note that RUACH DOES NOT provide mental health, medical or other therapeutic care. We are providing short-term (1-6 sessions) volunteer support to help meet immediate emotional and spiritual needs. Following your time with us, if you wish, you will be referred to a local service agency. Services provided by RUACH are not a substitute for mental health care, therapy, or psychological or medical services."
|Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
|Jewish 24/7 Hotline: (305) 576-6550
|National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
|Additional options here: http://www.pleaselive.org/hotlines/
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Jewish 24/7 Hotline: (305) 576-6550
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
To request to connect with someone from RUACH Support, the process to follow is very easy. You can click the 'Request Support' button above, or by clicking the link in the navigation bar present on every page. Clicking on that link will take you to a form to submit, after which your request will be evaluated by RUACH staff. Once you request support you will be contacted with in 4-5 days. After you have been assigned a provider – they will contact you directly via the method you requested.
If you have any issues or would like clarification on any issues, you can contact RUACH by using the contact form at the bottom of this page, or clicking the contact menu item in the navigation bar present on every page.
I cannot express how thrilled I have been with the service that RUACH provided...I am so grateful to have been able to benefit from this amazing service and I would recommend it to everyone and will certainly be promoting it within my circles. Thank you!
I wanted to let you know that this program has helped me tremendously, right in the nick of time...and with the amount of support, professionalism, and variety of accessibility that was so badly required at this time...How wonderful of you to create Ruach and offer this human touch, to others.
What you all as a team have managed to offer is a reprieve from the madness that few other support systems parallel...I thank each of you, and especially my caregiver!, who have stepped up to uplift and support our community when we need it the most. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and have made a world of a difference.