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Women’s Division recognises women as the pillar of the Jewish family and the educators of the next generation, therefore ensuring Jewish continuity. This strength is harnessed globally through 40 Women’s Division Campaigns in 20 countries, demonstrating a common goal in the love and support For the People of Israel.
One of the most alarming consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel is the chaos it has wreaked on families, many who struggled socioeconomically even before the virus emerged. The consequences of the pandemic go way beyond its direct public health impact in Israel and have led to increased incidents of child neglect, domestic violence and food insecurity, as the number of families living in poverty increased from 580,000 to 850,000 and domestic violence incidents have risen 22%, with 41% involving children.
Keren Hayesod-UIA remains committed to doing its utmost to maintain its scope of programming to ensure that Israel’s populations in need are not left behind.
The First-Line Families program is an early intervention outreach program for these families in crisis. It aims to assist youth at-risk and their families who attend Keren Hayesod-UIA supported Jewish Agency Youth Villages by responding to the urgent and significant need for support. It will operate a central response hub, starting with an in-person visit by a social worker to the homes of known youth at-risk, and subsequently offer immediate and effective responses to a wide range of urgent needs, tailored to each individual case. The varied needs being assessed and remedied may include sufficient food, adequate living conditions, appropriate heating or ventilation in the home, essential home repairs where needed, budgeting advice, parenting advice, family counselling and domestic violence intervention, amongst others.
UIA seeks your generous support to expand the First-Line Families program as we continue to strengthen and empower these most vulnerable and marginalised People of Israel. The program operates only once there are available funds. With a limited number of families being supported, your generous donation will provide the necessary funds to run the
program at the identified Youth Villages.
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