*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.
Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.
“Based on what we’ve seen these last weeks, we’re anticipating a steady increase in calls for assistance in 2021, and we’ll do whatever it takes to meet that demand,” pledged Amudim co-founder and CEO Rabbi Zvi Gluck. “Baruch Hashem, we’ve seen stigmas that prevented people from seeking help eradicated, watched communities begin to embrace those in pain instead of pushing them aside, and we’re of the growing awareness of abuse, addiction and mental health issues.”
While most organizations would find themselves taking a well-deserved break after an intense campaign that successfully surpassed their fundraising goals, life has been busier than ever at Amudim, with the number of calls coming in and new cases opened hitting unprecedented levels since Unite to Heal made its way into the record books on December 20th.
Balancing four different Zoom class schedules is a daunting task for even the most seasoned parent. For someone already struggling to manage anxiety it can be completely debilitating. With the most recent seger regulations in place and her four children home, to say Miriam is overwhelmed is an understatement. Her children are uninterested in participating in their classes or completing any of their assignments and in her current state, Miriam lacks the ability to motivate and encourage.