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Family Care

January 15, 2021

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Here at Amudim, we often find ourselves hearing from past clients or their families when issues arise once again or have not been successfully resolved. Statistics have shown that while individuals may relapse, if they continue to seek out help, their chances for permanent success dramatically increase.

 

Josh’s* mother had called us several years ago asking for advice in dealing with her son, a 30 year-old adult who lived in her basement and rarely ventured out except to buy alcohol. We discussed therapy and other support options that she said she would discuss with Josh.

 

Recently, we heard from her again; Josh’s situation had deteriorated and the family wanted to try an intervention. Josh is unemployed and depressed; after a full intake, our case manager discovered that Josh had been in a downward spiral since being sexually abused by a rebbe in summer camp years earlier. He had tried therapy in the past, but was now refusing any treatment. We spoke with the parents at length; and based on our case manager’s recommendation, Josh’s parents hired an intervention specialist to coax Josh to fly with him to an appropriate treatment center that Amudim found for him.

 

Josh initially faced many difficulties after beginning residential treatment, and his parents and siblings felt hopeless. Yet as the weeks progressed, small improvements began to emerge. Josh was participating more actively in group sessions and therapy, reaching out to family members on his own, and taking on more personal responsibility. He eventually graduated to a less intense program; our case manager continues to follow up with Josh and his treatment team and he is flourishing, Baruch Hashem. He has chosen to stay in the neighborhood near the program and set up a life for himself there, hoping to find a fresh start. He is sending out resumes, making friends, and continuing weekly therapy sessions; and we are hopeful that Josh is finally on the path to a lasting and healthy recovery and future.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling, Amudim is here to help. Even if it’s not the first call. Even if you worry that it won’t be the last. We are here to offer any possible support and guidance for as long as it takes.

*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

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WEEK ENDING: January 15, 2021
138 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 6 Anxiety
  • 6 At Risk Guidance
  • 6 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 5 Depression
  • 9 Domestic Violence
  • 15 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 4 Eating Disorder
  • 3 Emergency Passport for Funeral
  • 11 Funeral Travel Assistance
  • 2 Housing Placement
  • 6 Legal Matters
  • 1 Lone Soldier Travel Assistance
  • 1 Medical Related
  • 4 Medical Travel Assistance
  • 8 Mental Health
  • 3 Immigration Assistance
  • 4 Overdose
  • 6 Psyc Emergencies
  • 2 Sex & Gambling Addiction
  • 13 Sexual Abuse
  • 7 Simcha Travel Assistance
  • 3 Suicide Prevention
  • 25 Therapy Referrals

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.

IN THE NEWS

“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.”

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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.

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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.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

EMERGENCY TRAVEL TO ISRAEL

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students. We have updated our website to provide details and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.
Please click this link, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies. Read More

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