SERVICES

When a child is in crisis, we as a community need to be there for them and their families to show support in any way we can. Zvi Gluck and the staff of Amudim are taking the lead in making sure that children and families who have already suffered so much feel that their cries are being heard.- Rabbi Yisroel Grossberg, Principal of Bnot Chaya Academy

understanding

When people are faced with crisis, their world begins to crumble. In addition to managing the crisis itself, otherwise manageable daily responsibilities become overwhelming. This additional pressure compounds the crisis creating a crushing, seemingly insurmountable physical, psychological, and emotional strain. Our holistic approach to crisis-- providing the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage both the crisis and everyday life-- is necessary for clients to reach optimal positive outcomes.

crisis intervention

CRISIS INTERVENTION

We serve as a primary database of services, using our own vast resources as well as referrals to other appropriate organizations and social service agencies. Our extensive professional network, experience and relationships allow us to guide those in need with delicate precision.

BURIAL COORDINATION

When every second counts and sensitivity is paramount, Amudim works with families and therapists to help break the news and guide families through the painful process with logistical assistance and emotional support. We also help ensure that the body is treated with respect and in accordance with the family's religious beliefs.

INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

Members of our community may find themselves in a crisis situation in a foreign country. This might involve an emergency medical situation, a diplomatic issue such as visa issuance, or even legal trouble. Amudim's worldwide network of legal, medical and government professionals assists and guides them toward crisis resolution.

SEXUAL ABUSE

We understand the particularly delicate nature of sexual abuse and our guiding principle is to treat victims and their families with care and compassion. We maintain the highest possible comfort level for victims through knowledgeable and sensitive staff who offer a wide range of assistance. Whether it is counseling, referrals to therapists or treatment programs, or guidance through the intricacies of the legal process, our driving mission is to help families stay together and teach them how to provide the practical and emotional support that victims need.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Fighting the epidemic of substance abuserequires not just caring and knowledge but the ability to act immediately, 24/7. Amudim's staff members as well as those in our extensive network allow us to address crisis situations with speed, skill and compassion. Medical treatment, therapy and inpatient rehabilitation are often the first critical step but followup, addressing of underlying issues and reintroduction to normalcy are the end goals.

ELDERLY ABUSE

Elderly abuse/neglect often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. Amudim is awakeing community awareness of this growing concern, aiding victims, providing families with assistance with city social service agencies, and endeavoring to get families involved in the healing process.

education & awareness

EDUCATION & AWARENESS

The key to prevention is awareness and education. Our speakers’ bureau is comprised of top educators and professionals in their fields. Deeply passionate about their work, they share the often-difficult, honest truths of their experiences, balanced with a compassion and empathy that informs, inspires, and ultimately educates.

SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS

Amudim presents nationwide lectures on the effects of sexual abuse on the victim, his/her family, and the community at large. Our team of lecturers includes psychologists, medical liaisons, lawyers and victims who all explain this matter from their perspective and experience.

TEEN OUTREACH

Creating relationships that provide meaningful, ongoing support are essential to helping teens in crisis. Amudim's counselors visit the places where our teens hang out to build relationships within their comfort zone. This preventative outreach is vital in ensuring the success of our younger generation.

SPECIALTY SCHOOL PLACEMENTS

Amudim recognizes the daunting challenges facing parents within the overall yeshiva and Jewish day school system, as well as the individual issues that may exist for a specific student within a particular school. Amudim helps find the best options for each student from preschool through middle school, high school and beyond.

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