Beneath the Surface – Amudim Weekly Recap

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Beneath the Surface

November 20, 2020

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Scratch beneath the surface of one issue and we often find a multitude of others simmering beneath. But just as clients often come to us needing support on more than one front, when are we able to create a multi-faceted solution, the ripple effect can become one of optimism and hope.

We received a call from Mrs. Gelbstein about her 16 year-old son, David*, who had returned home from yeshiva due to COVID. He was depressed and not listening to his parents; and his mother reached out, worried and seeking guidance on what she could do.

Our case manager conducted a full intake and arranged for David to be assessed by a psychiatrist; he subsequently prescribed an antidepressant to help David cope with his anxiety and low self-esteem. We also found an appropriate therapist, and David began opening up about the fears he was experiencing due to the pandemic and his feeling unsafe. Working in tandem with his case manager, we found a mentor to meet with David several times a week to play basketball, and a music instructor to teach him to play guitar. One of our network of volunteers began helping David with his school work as well. In order to give David the best chance of success, we felt that this situation warranted a multi-pronged approach.

The case manager has continued follow ups with both David and his mother, and is happy to report that while he is not yet out of the woods, he is doing much better and most importantly, has begun smiling again.

Amudim provides comprehensive case management and resources so that if you or a loved one need help, the right support in every necessary area can be found.

*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

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WEEK ENDING: November 20, 2020
83 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 4 Anxiety
  • 2 At Risk Guidance
  • 1 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 3 Depression
  • 9 Domestic Violence
  • 15 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 3 Eating Disorder
  • 2 Housing Placement
  • 2 Medical Related
  • 8 Mental Health
  • 1 Psyc Emergencies
  • 4 Sex Addiction
  • 18 Sexual Abuse
  • 3 Suicide Prevention
  • 9 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.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 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 updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.



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