Jewish Community Services


A Jewish teen-led mental health movement that supports wellness and emotional resilience through creativity, events, and innovative online platforms.

HereNow is a platform and network for Jewish teens to meet, share what matters to them, and include their friends and peers in the conversation. The more open teens are about their feelings and challenges, the more open their friends, classmates, and families are likely to be about theirs.

How HereNow Works

Studies show it is important for teens to learn about mental health, wellness, and resilience. By sharing stories and experiences, teens destigmatize mental health challenges, encourage each other to seek help, promote a greater understanding of mental health, and provide support for each other.

We connect teens at the macro level. Through our social media campaigns, website, app, and online content, we create a conversation across the city, state, and country. Through online campaigns and programming, teens share how they hold and accept their struggles while also loving and celebrating themselves. Teen-authored articles on, produced in partnership with 70 Faces Media, include sharing stories and experiences. At the same time, we operate on a national level, holding events beyond our NYC community where we train youth professionals and summer camp staff on mental health red flags.
Developing leadership is integral to HereNow’s model and design. Teens can get involved through a range of levels and actions, including our teen board of directors that guides our online content and social media throughout the year and helps write creative experiences on topics like failure and healthy relationships. Our executive committee and teen interns, consisting of 20-30 teens, work on projects they can take back to their own communities. We even have an online based “street team” sharing content with other teens and building our network.
HELP is a phone call away.

1.844.ONE.CALL (844.663.2255) is a quick way to find services near you.

Our intake team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to help you schedule an appointment or share more information about our services.

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