It’s difficult to believe that it’s been 2 years since the passing of our beloved founder and driving force, Mendy Klein, Z”L. Please see our video tribute below honoring Mendy’s legacy. While we miss him every day, we know that he is smiling upon us in the midst of the busiest time Amudim has ever seen. Mendy’s vision was always to push us to the max; and with the current pandemic, our max is beyond anything he could have imagined.
Our call volume this April increased by 57% from the same month last year. Our devoted staff is incredible, showing what public service truly means. Not only is the team overloaded with more cases than ever, but the complexity of each client during quarantine has included an increase in domestic violence, abuse, lack of shelter, keeping people safe, and the risks this all presents to those in treatment and recovery. We find ourselves in mental health awareness month facing one of the greatest global mental health crises in history. As you know, at Amudim, we don’t stop. We confront crises on a daily basis. When corona presented itself, we increased our commitment to the community in countless arenas.