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The average age of Holocaust survivors is 85. Their remaining time with us is all too short. Every day approx. 42 survivors pass away.
This is our last chance to help them live out their lives in dignity.
The Foundation for the Welfare of Holocaust Victims is a non-profit organization in Israel, founded 28 years ago by Holocaust survivors and for Holocaust survivors.
Its goal is to assist, in every way possible, those who survived the horrors of the Holocaust, and now, in their advanced years, lack the resources to live in dignity.
The Foundation provides Holocaust survivors with various assistance channels in order to address their economic, emotional, social and physical needs. The more comprehensive support we offer to Holocaust survivors, the more they rely on our services as we assist them in improving their wellbeing, especially during these challenging times amid the COVID-19 pandemic when former traumas arise and bring about significant deterioration in their physical and cognitive conditions.
Currently, there are more than 165,000 survivors in Israel; of whom approximately 25% live in poverty.
The Foundation is the premier and largest of all organizations assisting Holocaust survivors in Israel. It operates as a “One-Stop-Shop”, focusing on Holocaust survivors and meeting their needs in one place, with minimum bureaucracy.
Our main endeavor is to support and provide Holocaust survivors with the means of living in dignity. The Foundation’s nursing assistance channels are funded by the Israeli Authority for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors and the Claims Conference, while other assistance channels are funded by funds raised from donors in Israel and abroad. Through these assistance channels, the
Our main assistance channels are as follows:
*Providing 9 extra weekly home care hours
* Individual Social Service Care
*Emergency panic buttons service
*Renovating homes and making necessary alterations, such as turning a bathtub into a walk-in shower, making bathroom and toilet areas wheelchair accessible, installing safety accessories, etc.
*Purchasing medical equipment, and providing support for medical expenses such as dental treatment, eyeglasses, etc.
*Purchasing basic household equipment
*Providing monthly financial support for Holocaust survivors in need
*Delivering food parcels to underprivileged survivors
*“Building Connections”: Every week throughout the year 2,100 volunteers visit approximately 1,900 lonely Holocaust survivors at home to alleviate loneliness. In addition, a cadre of more than 1,500 volunteers provide on-call assistance.
*Teaching Holocaust survivors how to use digital tools such as computers and tablets.