Since it first opened its doors in late 2017, this groundbreaking initiative that Mendy Klein z”l conceived and launched, has quickly become a vital resource to the community. For years, Amudim has received a large volume of calls from American gap year students in need. In addition to cases of addiction and other crises, there have been multiple instances of victims coming forth with unresolved trauma, after they were far removed from their abusers. In a foreign land, these struggling teenagers are faced with the challenge of overcoming language and cultural barriers, to receive the services they need. Amudim Israel was founded to serve this Anglo student population, and has since expanded to provide young couples, and others abroad, the enduring support and meaningful assistance they need.