JeffHELP SERV (Sharing Experiences, Respect/Resources, Vision) is a program designed by students for students at Thomas Jefferson University. It is comprised of students who wish to be a listening ear for peers who need some additional support and would like someone to talk to about current concerns. There are some important things that you should know about the program:
- The JeffHELP SERV members are not licensed counselors but do receive ongoing training on how to be a peer support person.
- JeffHELP SERV is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis, and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), or call 911.
- JeffHELP SERV meetings are limited to 5 visits. The main goal of this program is not to engage pseudotherapists but rather assist with short-term problems or other personal challenges for which you would value peer support and insight.
- The content of your meetings with JeffHELP SERV peers will remain confidential unless it is determined that professional intervention is needed to keep you safe.
- All students who meet with a JeffHELP SERV peer will be sent a brief anonymous survey from firstname.lastname@example.org once your meetings have concluded. The purpose of this survey is to gain feedback about the program and peer support staff in order to allow this program to best meet your needs
If you would like to meet with a JeffHELP SERV individual, please review the list of current peers below. Then, click the form link at the bottom of the page in order to connect with one of the JeffSERV individuals. If you do not have a preference, you may click here to request that someone contact you. Once your request is submitted, someone will reach out to you within 48 hours to ask you some basic questions and set up an initial meeting.