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Personal stories are brought to us by social services professionals around Israel. The names of all applicants are changed to protect individual privacy. The names of the verifying social worker and agencies are real. Photographs are illustrative only.

Miri and Tom have seven children, three of whom still live at home with them. The couple is going through a very rough time and need our help. A year ago, Miri was in a serious car accident. As a result, she had to stop working; as of now, she...

Total Cost - $ 424
Still Needed - $ 319
Funded - $ 105

Shani, 40, is raising her four-year-old son, Gil, on her own. Shani graduated university with a degree in Sociology and Criminology. She lived on her own in the center of the country and worked steadily, both in her field and in the music industry. In 2014, she met her partner,...

Total Cost - $ 512
Still Needed - $ 432
Funded - $ 80

Efrat, 26, is a motivated and intelligent young woman who needs a helping hand. Efrat is divorced with a two-and-a-half year-old son. Her husband was abusive, and Efrat left him in order to give her son a stable future. While Efrat’s parents cannot help her financially, they are a source...

Total Cost - $ 1,519
Still Needed - $ 258
Funded - $ 1,261

Rotem, 30, is going through a terrible time and needs a helping hand. Rotem’s childhood was complicated. Her mother suffered from PTSD and depression; her father was a drug addict with a police record. Despite her physical and emotional challenges and her dire financial situation, Rotem’s mother raised her single-handedly....

Total Cost - $ 424
Still Needed - $ 65
Funded - $ 359

Naya, 34, is a highly motivated young woman who needs a helping hand. Naya is raising four young children (ages 6-9) on her own. For years, Naya was abused, both physically and emotionally, by her husband. Four years ago, she took her children and ran to a battered women’s shelter....

Total Cost - $ 765
Still Needed - $ 655
Funded - $ 110

Liat, 32, and Nir, 29, are raising three young children and struggling to make ends meet. Until recently, Nir, a former drug addict, worked in a family business; after a serious disagreement arose, Nir left and is now unemployed. He was also involved in a bad car accident and receives...

Total Cost - $ 996
Still Needed - $ 869
Funded - $ 127

Aviad, 31, and his mother, Sara, need our help. Aviad has been diagnosed with severe autism. He is low-functioning and displays highly challenging behavior. He can be destructive and obsessive, and has a tendency to run away. Aviad is unaware of danger and needs 24-hour supervision. Sara, 67, is divorced...

Total Cost - $ 1,423
Still Needed - $ 763
Funded - $ 660

Rachel, 68, and Shlomo, 67, are both unwell and need a helping hand. Shlomo has numerous health issues, including obesity and diabetes. He can only walk with the help of crutches. Rachel recently had an accident that left her with broken ribs that are healing unusually slowly. She has to...

Total Cost - $ 509
Still Needed - $ 414
Funded - $ 95

Lilach and Dov are trying to raise nine young children without a working refrigerator; it’s an impossible task. Dov works full-time and puts in very long hours; he is rarely home to help Lilach with the children. Lilach tried to enter the workforce and when she did, she lost her...

Total Cost - $ 1,420
Still Needed - $ 847
Funded - $ 573

Eran, 64, is divorced; he has one daughter with whom he has no contact. He is disabled and needs supplemental oxygen throughout most of the day. A year ago, Eran contracted Corona and, after a long period of hospitalization, his condition drastically deteriorated. Currently, Eran and his brother, who moved...

Total Cost - $ 398
Still Needed - $ 260
Funded - $ 138

Navah, 29, is raising two young children (ages 8 and 12) on her own. Her daughter’s father is in prison for violence and drug use; her son’s father has visitation rights but doesn’t help Navah in any way. During the Corona crisis, Navah had trouble holding down a job and...

Total Cost - $ 649
Still Needed - $ 536
Funded - $ 113

Anat, 43, is raising three children (ages 10-15) on her own. Anat and her husband divorced a few years ago, and he pays child support only erratically. Anat works full time as a secretary but struggles to make ends meet. In the past, she received financial help from her father,...

Total Cost - $ 598
Still Needed - $ 215
Funded - $ 383
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