Financial Support

July 16, 2021

Dear Amudim Family,
 
Baruch Hashem, there are benevolent individuals who have devoted their resources to helping others; and Amudim works tirelessly to connect them with the appropriate recipients. 
 
Ben*, a 30 year-old who has spent five years getting his life back on track, reached out to Amudim after hearing a radio interview discussing the community work that we do. 
 
Ben grew up in an Orthodox home; when he left home at 14 to attend yeshiva, to counter the feelings of loneliness, he turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. It only got worse when Ben went to Israel for a year. It reached a breaking point that after he returned home, Ben’s parents told him that he needed help. At that point, he wasn’t ready to hear it and walked right out the door. Fortunately, Ben soon realized that his parents were right; he came back, started attending AA meetings, and began working towards sobriety and a healthier life. 
 
When Ben reached out, he wasn’t calling about a relapse. He was still attending two meetings a day as well as working with a therapist, but the struggle to pay for therapy and his daily bills had gotten too high; Ben was seeking sources of funding so that he could continue. 
 
Our case manager spoke with Ben and offered some much needed guidance. She also found a great sponsorship opportunity and assisted him with the application process. Within a few days, the sponsors reached out to let us know that Ben’s application had been approved; and we were thrilled to give him the good news. Ben immediately wrote a letter of gratitude to us and the donors expressing how much this meant to him.
 
Our case manager continues to follow up with Ben; he tells her how humble and inspired he feels by the notion of complete strangers wanting to assist him, and Ben wants to pay that forward in any way possible. He now feels driven to continue on his positive path and help others who are struggling with similar addictions. 
 
If you or someone you know is struggling, contact us anytime. 
 
*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

WEEK ENDING: July 16, 2021
173 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

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.

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