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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.

Gila and Barak, both 43, are trying their best to make ends meet but are having a very rough time. Gila works as a customer service representative; Barak works as a prison guard. Unfortunately, despite their double income, they are still struggling. Both Gila and Barak have children from their...

Total Cost - $ 394
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Efrat, 33, is raising three young children (ages 7-12) on her own. All three of her kids have special needs, including one who has been diagnosed with autism. Efrat is an incredibly devoted mother who tries to meet all of her children’s physical and emotional needs. Efrat’s ex-husband, and father...

Total Cost - $ 703
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Yael’s story is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Yael’s family moved to Israel from America when she was six years old. Yael completed 12 years of schooling and graduated as an honor’s student. In 12th grade, Yael volunteered her time tutoring weaker students. One evening when she was teaching, three students...

Total Cost - $ 1,264
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Avi, 28, is a very impressive young man with a complicated past. The youngest of 11 siblings, Avi grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home. Avi never felt connected to his parents’ religious lifestyle and struggled in the educational system. He moved schools numerous times until, at the age of 16,...

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Tali, 33, and Amnon, 39, and their three young children are going through a very rough period. Tali is currently in a three-month, in-patient rehab program for alcohol addiction. Amnon, who works in a factory, is currently the family’s sole breadwinner. He is also the only one caring for the...

Total Cost - $ 434
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Leo, 61, immigrated to Israel from Europe ten years ago. Almost two years ago, he lost his wife. The costs involved in his wife’s care when she was ill left him in heavy debt. Leo himself suffers from CP and supports himself solely on his disability stipend. Leo does not...

Total Cost - $ 1,070
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Leah, 47, is raising four young children (ages 7-16) on her own. Leah is currently unemployed and supports her family on monthly government stipends. Leah’s oldest daughter is visually impaired and needs regular treatment. This puts on extra strain on the family’s financial situation. Leah and her children live in...

Total Cost - $ 917
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Tamar, 46, needs help getting back on her feet. Tamar grew up in an abusive household. When she got married, the abuse continued. Her husband physically, emotionally and verbally abused her, until she finally left him a few months ago. While initiating divorce proceedings, Tamar and her ten-year-old daughter, Sivan,...

Total Cost - $ 669
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Shimon, 28, and his six children, ages 4 months-9 years, are going through a very traumatic time. Four months ago, Irit, their wife and mother, passed away after a short but virulent battle with cancer. Irit hadn’t worked in five years, as she was home caring for her young children....

Total Cost - $ 1,039
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Sigalit had a turbulent upbringing and was labelled an at-risk youth. During her army service, she became pregnant and was discharged. As she struggled to raise her son, Sigalit agreed to put him in foster care at her mother’s home. Next month, he is meant to return home. Sigalit had...

Total Cost - $ 1,039
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Rotem, 50, is a single mother to Hadas, aged 7. Rotem owns a small neighborhood hair salon. For years, she brought in enough money to support herself and Hadas and never had to ask for outside help. A few years ago, Rotem’s physical condition began to deteriorate; she suffers from...

Total Cost - $ 636
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Limor, a devoted mother to two young children, needs a helping hand this summer. Limor had a traumatic upbringing and as a result, she was raised by foster families. Today, Limor is divorced and has two children – Osnat, 8, and Guy, 9. She is an incredibly devoted mother who...

Total Cost - $ 306
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Marina, 42, is raising three teenaged children on her own. Marina does her best to make ends meet; she works part-time as an aide to the disabled. Because of her role as a single mother and because of various physical ailments, Marina cannot work more hours. She supports herself and...

Total Cost - $ 291
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Lena, 34, is a single mother to a 10-year-old daughter, Tali. Lena was involved in an abusive relationship and is now, through social services, receiving therapy. She works part-time as an office cleaner and is doing all she can to support herself and her daughter. In addition to her salary,...

Total Cost - $ 825
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Chen, 46, is divorced and has three children, one of whom still lives at home. Last year, during the Corona crisis, Chen was unemployed and survived on her monthly government stipend. This year, she opened a travel agency which is still struggling in its early stages due to the ramifications...

Total Cost - $ 303
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Rinat, 47, is doing her very best to raise four young children (ages 10-15) on her own. Rinat’s ex-husband, whom she divorced years ago, is a drug addict. He doesn’t pay child support and has cut off all contact with his family. Over the years, Rinat has worked odd jobs,...

Total Cost - $ 1,406
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Revital, 45, and Efraim, 50, are struggling to raise their eight children (ages 1-16) with dignity. After Revital did two years of National Service and Efraim did three years of army service, they both adopted an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle. Efraim worked as an electrician until an accident left him with a...

Total Cost - $ 917
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Noa, 56, does the best she can to meet the needs of her ten-year-old daughter, Gali. Noa had a complicated upbringing, losing her father at a very young age. 18 years ago, her brother was killed. Noa is left with just her elderly mother who can’t provide financial or emotional...

Total Cost - $ 1,100
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Sonia, 40, and Leo, 41, need our help to make it through the long, hot summer. Sonia and Leo are raising their two young children, Maor, 9, and Elian, 7, as well as Sonia’s 16-year-old daughter, Sara, from a previous relationship. Sonia works as a supermarket cashier. Leo used to...

Total Cost - $ 703
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Anat, 35, is going through a very rough time. Divorced, Anat is raising two young children (ages 8 and 9) on her own. Anat has been diagnosed with PTSD and suffers from psychological difficulties, including depression and anxiety. She is being treated as an out-patient at a psychiatric center. Anat...

Total Cost - $ 703
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Benny’s story is heartbreaking. In his 28 short years, he has experienced a lifetime of pain. Benny grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home, one of 12 siblings. He suffered extensive physical abuse at the hands of his father who threw Benny out of the house at the age of 11. Benny was...

Total Cost - $ 1,632
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Sharon, 38, works full-time as a social worker. She is divorced and raising three children, ages 12-17, on her own. Sharon’s youngest child, Erez, underwent psychological trauma as a result of his parents’ divorce six years ago. He is now in riding therapy. Sharon works very hard to meet her...

Total Cost - $ 581
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Leora, 43, is raising seven children (ages 9-16) on her own. Five years ago, Leora and her husband divorced. At first, he visited with his children once a week. Today, he has cut off all contact with his family and pays no child support. Leora is truly on her own....

Total Cost - $ 394
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Samuel, 47, and Naomi, 43, have always done their very best to raise their five children (ages 2-23) with dignity. Samuel works long hours as a taxi driver; until two years ago, Naomi worked full-time as well. Unfortunately, Naomi suffers from a multitude of medical issues and has had to...

Total Cost - $ 394
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Navah, 37, and Gilad, 38, have always done their best to raise their eight young children with dignity. Navah works as a sports instructor at a girls’ high school and as a personal fitness coach. Until two months ago, Gilad worked full time as well. Though their combined salaries barely...

Total Cost - $ 853
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Stav, 43, is a single mother to two special needs children. David, 6, is autistic and Lior, 4.5, is developmentally delayed and emotionally troubled. Stav is an incredibly devoted mom who stayed at home for a number of years in order to care for the boys. A few months ago,...

Total Cost - $ 1,223
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Sigal, 48, is going through a very rough time. Divorced for the past four years, she is raising four young children (ages 8-14) on her own. Sigal was in a very unstable marriage and was abused by her husband. She and her children spent a month in a battered women’s...

Total Cost - $ 825
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Keren, 60, is struggling to make ends meet and needs our help. Keren has been divorced since the age of 28. She raised four children on her own, with no help from her ex-husband and no family support. Keren suffers from fibromyalgia. She has chronic joint pain and overall weakness....

Total Cost - $ 670
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Avia, 20, is doing her best to raise her 18-month-old son, Bar, on her own. Avia herself had a very difficult childhood; she had a volatile relationship with her parents and was socially ostracized in school. As the years went by, Avia displayed at-risk behavior, which included hanging with a...

Total Cost - $ 703
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Layla, 22, is doing all she can to build herself a stable and independent future. The oldest of five children, Layla always worked in order to help her parents cover the family’s needs. Her father is disabled, suffering from visual impairment and mobility issues. He receives a monthly disability stipend....

Total Cost - $ 353
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Vered, 60, needs our help. Divorced, Vered has two grown children. Her 23-year-old son is currently living with her. Vered suffers from emotional issues for which she is being treated with medication. She also has severe back and pelvic issues which prevent her from working and make day-to-day functioning very...

Total Cost - $ 1,070
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Ziva, 39, and Aharon, 37, are raising eight young children, ages 2-15. Aharon is currently unemployed, and the family is surviving on a monthly government stipend and Ziva’s disability payments. Ziva has been diagnosed with PTSD which was brought on by things she experienced while completing her army service. In...

Total Cost - $ 1,039
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Shira, 36, and Binyamin, 43, are truly struggling. Their four-year-old daughter, Atara, was severely injured when boiling water was thrown on her. As a result of her injuries, Atara is physically handicapped and developmentally delayed. Before Atara’s incident, Shira worked and functioned normally. Since her daughter’s injury, however, she has...

Total Cost - $ 413
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Talya, 22, and Adam, 27, are certainly doing their best to stand on their own two feet. Both Talya and Adam come from complicated homes and have no family support. Adam is currently taking a course in automotive electronics through social services. He currently has no income but hopes to...

Total Cost - $ 1,617
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Miriam, 42, is going through a very rough time. Eight years ago, Miriam took her two children and ran to a battered women’s shelter. For 15 years, she suffered physical abuse at the hands of her husband and finally took action. Miriam has always been gainfully employed. She had her...

Total Cost - $ 917
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At the age of 21, Sagi moved to Israel from Eastern Europe along with his grandmother, mother and sister. Since then, both his grandmother and mother passed away; Sagi never married and has no children. Except for his sister, he is alone in the world. Sagi struggles with physical and...

Total Cost - $ 556
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Darya, 33, is bringing up three young children (ages 12-15) on her own. Darya divorced her husband ten years ago because he was physically and emotionally abusive. The last time he attacked her, she ended up in the emergency room in critical condition. That’s when she knew she had to...

Total Cost - $ 1,375
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Noga, 24, is a very impressive young woman. Her parents are divorced, and she has nine siblings. Noga’s father is a drug addict; as a result of her complicated home life, Noga was sent to boarding school from the ages of 5-18. She views those years in a very positive...

Total Cost - $ 759
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Shira, 23, is a remarkable young woman. Shira grew up in an ultra-Orthodox home. During her high school years, Shira began rebelling against her parents’ lifestyle and displaying at-risk behavior. At age 17, she was sent to a home for at-risk youth from ultra-Orthodox families; there, she continued her delinquent...

Total Cost - $ 303
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Kfir, 23, and Naama, 24, are in dire circumstances. Together, they are raising two young daughters, ages 2 and 3, and Naama is in her fifth month of pregnancy. Kfir suffers from diabetes and two herniated discs in his back. Because of his physical issues, he hasn’t been able to...

Total Cost - $ 413
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Alona, 28, is developmentally impaired as a result of Down’s Syndrome. She is quite high-functioning and can handle most daily activities independently, She does have trouble dealing with finances, cannot navigate public transportation or hold down a job. Alona volunteers once a week in a kindergarten but, otherwise, spends most...

Total Cost - $ 353
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Ron, 19, is an impressive young man. Ron’s father, Gidon, is a factory worker who suffers from various physical ailments. His mother, Noa, underwent a severe traumatic incident six years ago and has since been dealing with both physical and emotional difficulties. Ron’s older brother left home a number of...

Total Cost - $ 993
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Tamara, 29, and Eran, 26, are trying to build a life together, along with their two-year-old son, Yarden. Eran suffers from autism but is extremely high-functioning. He works as an assistant in a day care center for the disabled. He also receives a monthly disability stipend. Tamara, who has been...

Total Cost - $ 669
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Lital, 30, is struggling terribly as she raises four young children (ages 1.5-7) on her own. Now divorced, Lital was an abused wife. Her ex-husband refuses to pay child support, and Lital is afraid to sue him because of his violent nature. Because she has four young children at home,...

Total Cost - $ 1,146
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Rotem, 42, is divorced and raising three teenagers, ages 13 -18. Two of the kids are in high school, and one is about to enlist in the IDF. Rotem works full-time as a counselor to special needs children. She is a strong, capable woman who has never allowed herself to...

Total Cost - $ 520
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Nomi, 88, is a Holocaust survivor who, like many others, does not like to talk about her past. She is a widow who currently lives in a rental apartment, along with her daughter and son-in-law. Nomi lived in Belarus with her pregnant mother when the war broke out. They were...

Total Cost - $ 549
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Chaim, 33, is divorced and raising his 13-year-old son, Tal, on his own. Chaim’s ex-wife is an alcoholic and cannot be involved in Tal’s care. Unfortunately, Chaim and Tal’s relationship is a volatile one. Tal was sent to a number of boarding schools over the years, but now lives at...

Total Cost - $ 458
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Maya, 28, is a happy, social young woman. After completing two years of National Service, Maya moved into a rental apartment with her brother and sister. Maya is cognitively impaired but functions well in the world. She works in a factory where she is well-loved and does her job diligently....

Total Cost - $ 413
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Alona, 25, has had a very difficult start in life. She suffers from a variety of physical ailments, severe learning disabilities and psychological issues, including an anxiety disorder, which can be attributed to a rocket attack 12 years ago in which her father was killed at work. When she was...

Total Cost - $ 810
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Bella, 85, is living in a public housing unit with her 55-year-old unemployed son. Bella’s physical and mental capabilities are deteriorating, and she now has a full-time caregiver through the government. Bella spends most of her day at home in a wheelchair. Her apartment has no heat or air conditioning....

Total Cost - $ 795
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Bina’s situation is a sad one. 42-years-old and cognitively impaired, Bina spent many years floating between friends homes. Bina’s mother suffers from emotional and psychological issues and lives in a nursing home; his father is also cognitively impaired. Bina has four siblings but isn’t in regular contact with any of...

Total Cost - $ 657
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Sophie, 47, is raising four children (ages 8-21) on her own. Sophie’s oldest daughter is physically and mentally challenged, and needs a great deal of attention. Because she is a single mother, Sophie, who is a caregiver in an old age home, can only work part time as she needs...

Total Cost - $ 413
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Dalia, 57, and Nissim, 48, have five children (ages 16-30). Dalia is unemployed, while Nissim works in a factory. The couple struggles to make ends meet each month. Dalia and Nissim live in a small, dilapidated apartment with two of their children. Their 22-year-old daughter, Rotem, lives in a youth...

Total Cost - $ 1,528
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Shani, 33, and Gidon, 36, are going through a rough time. The couple is raising three young children, ages 4-10, on a very tight budget. Shani doesn’t work outside of the home; Gidon has an independent business as a graphic designer but since the Corona crisis hit, business has been...

Total Cost - $ 1,605
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Yafit, 37, is doing her very best to raise two young children, ages 11 and 13, on her own. Four years ago, Yafit divorced her husband after suffering years of physical abuse. The divorce proceedings were ugly, and the couple battled over custody and child support. Today, relations are much...

Total Cost - $ 825
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Liran, 19, is an inspiring young man. Liran’s father has chronic health issues. For the past ten years his physical condition has impacted his ability to work and, six years ago, he stopped working altogether. He receives monthly disability payments. Liran’s mother works as a teacher’s assistant and earns a...

Total Cost - $ 1,632
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For a young man of just 26, Ben has been through a lot. When he was only eight years old, Ben’s parents divorced; he has had no contact with his father since then. Ben and his two sisters were raised by their mother. After graduating high school, Ben enlisted in...

Total Cost - $ 1,528
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Adva, 30, is raising her five-year-old daughter, Neta, on her own. Adva herself grew up in an unstable, low socio-economic household. She finished ten years of schooling and served in the IDF. Over the years, her family was helped by social services, and Adva remains under the care of a...

Total Cost - $ 382
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Anna and Gabriel’s story is tragic. Both in their 60’s, Anna and Gabriel lived in their family home with their 25-year-old son, Meir, who suffers from Down’s Syndrome. Their married daughter and son-in-law and their seven children lived with them as well. Anna and Gabriel’s other three children no longer...

Total Cost - $ 1,284
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Rosa, 49, came to Israel from Russia eight years ago. She is single and raising two children, ages 13 and 19, on her own. Rosa worked in a supermarket until two years ago when the Corona crisis hit. She was let go and has been on unemployment ever since. Unfortunately,...

Total Cost - $ 581
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Anna, 28, has had a rough beginning in life but is determined to move forward. Anna immigrated to Israel from Eastern Europe at the age of 8, along with her mother and two siblings. Once they left, the family had no contact with their husband/father. Anna’s mother is an alcoholic...

Total Cost - $ 581
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Rina, 19, has made great strides in life, but she isn’t content to stop here. The youngest of 12 siblings, Rina was brought up in an ultra-Orthodox household. Her mother worked as a cook in a school until the Corona crisis hit; she is now unemployed. Rina’s father passed away...

Total Cost - $ 397
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Tovit, 20, is an impressive young woman who deserves our help. One of 12 siblings, Tovit’s home life is chaotic. Her father is unemployed, and her mother works as a teacher. A few of Tovit’s siblings suffer from various physical and psychological issues, and there never seems to be enough...

Total Cost - $ 880
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Genet, who came to Israel from Ethiopia at the age of 11, is raising seven children (ages 4-21) on her own. Two of her sons are currently serving in combat units in the IDF. Genet, divorced, is a factory worker who does her best to support herself and her children....

Total Cost - $ 1,070
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Even at the young age of 16, Rafi is inspiring. Rafi’s parents both work as DJs. During the pandemic, they had little work and their financial situation became quite dire. They are raising six children and had to take out numerous loans in order to cover their cost of living....

Total Cost - $ 1,528
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Carni, 28, would like to restart her life. Carni is divorced and raising two young children, ages 3 and 1, on her own. Carni graduated high school and completed her National Service. She got married and had two babies. Her husband was physically unwell and refused to take care of...

Total Cost - $ 333
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Rina, 39, and Gilad, 43, are going through a very rough time. Rina suffers from fibromyalgia, obesity, diabetes, chronic migraines and anxiety disorder. She receives a monthly disability stipend and is also entitled with regular sessions with a social worker. Gilad is also unwell; he too has been diagnosed with...

Total Cost - $ 413
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Anat, 35, has had a very rough life but is now motivated to get back on her feet. Anat is a single mother to five young children, ages 2-13. She is no longer in touch with their fathers. Over the years, Anat struggled with alcoholism. For the past two years,...

Total Cost - $ 413
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Galit, 31, is determined to stand on her own two feet. Galit and her partner separated three years ago. Together, they have four children (now ages 3-7) whom she is now raising on her own. Galit herself grew up in a very unstable home and never earned a university degree...

Total Cost - $ 1,632
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Every growing child deserves a sturdy bed to sleep on. Unfortunately, Michal and Efraim’s five young children don’t have that privilege. Michal, 34, worked in a factory until the Corona crisis hit. Six months ago, she gave birth to her fifth child and hasn’t gone back to work. Efraim, who...

Total Cost - $ 1,039
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Mika is a single mom of one child. Mika was abused as a child and as a teenager, was sent to an educational facility for adolescents at risk. As a young woman, she was in an unstable and abusive relationship for nine years with the father of her son. Mika...

Total Cost - $ 1,161
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Tohar, 44, and Yariv, 45, have never wanted to ask for help, but now they have no choice. The couple has three children, ages 7-16. Two of them have psychological issues and are very challenging. Tohar used to work outside of the house, but now has to be home in...

Total Cost - $ 902
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Some stories are so tragic that they’re impossible to ignore. Anna, 51, is divorced and raising her 11-year-old son, David, on her own. Anna moved to Israel ten years ago and is in a deteriorating state of health. She has breast cancer that has spread to her liver and bones,...

Total Cost - $ 417
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Dena and Chaim, both 22, are a struggling young couple who are trying to build themselves a brighter future. Dena and Chaim got married less than a year ago. Tragically, Dena’s father died suddenly on their wedding day. Since then, Dena has been under psychological treatment due to this trauma,...

Total Cost - $ 856
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In 1995, Julia moved to Israel as a young child along with her mother, grandmother and brother; her father remained in Ukraine. Ten years later, her mother fell ill. In order to care for her, Julia and her brother often had to miss school. To add to the family’s woes,...

Total Cost - $ 417
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Chen, 44, is raising three young children (ages 2-6) on her own. Chen has been in contact with social services for years due to her status as a single mother, her dire financial situation and her emotional state. Chen has been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder and is under the...

Total Cost - $ 1,146
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Shira, 42, and Eli, 47, are trying their hardest to make ends meet and raise their six children with dignity. Shira works as an assistant in a special ed classroom. She can only work part time since her younger children are home in the afternoons. Eli, who completed his full...

Total Cost - $ 394
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Ezra, 45, is going through a very rough time. Divorced, he is the father of four children, ages 4-24. Ever since his divorce, Ezra has basically been homeless. He floated between family and friends until social services helped him find an apartment and assisted him with two months’ rent. After...

Total Cost - $ 578
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Orit, 22, is doing her best to raise her two-year-old son, Omer, on her own. Omer’s dad, Guy, and Orit dated for two years but broke up during Orit’s pregnancy. Though he sees Omer regularly, Guy cannot help Orit financially. Orit works as an aide to the elderly but because...

Total Cost - $ 242
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Anat, 34, is divorced and raising two young children, ages 3 and 6, on her own. Anat, whose own parents divorced when she was 8 years old, completed 12 years of schooling and her full army service, doing an additional year as an officer. Seven years ago, she married Eli,...

Total Cost - $ 1,632
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Tal, 37, is divorced and raising her three-year-old son on her own. Two years ago, Tal turned to social services for help in dealing with her abusive husband. She attended sessions with her social worker regularly and slowly came to the conclusion that she needed to end her marriage. In...

Total Cost - $ 703
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Reut, 44, is struggling to raise her three children (ages 8-14) on her own. Reut’s husband died suddenly in a car accident, and the family is still processing the trauma. Reut is having trouble finding work due to a number of physical and emotional issues. She is working with social...

Total Cost - $ 1,070
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Rinat’s life has been tragic. Her father died when she was only four years old, and she was raised in an abusive home. At the age of 12, she was sent to boarding school and floated between educational institutions for the next few years. When she was 15, Rinat met...

Total Cost - $ 417
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Vered, 37, is in the midst of a divorce. She is a mother of two children, ages 7 and 9. The divorce has been very emotionally challenging for Vered who was financially abused during her marriage and had no independence. Her ex-husband does not provide any financial help, and she...

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Olga, 36, is living under very harsh circumstances. She and her husband, Nicholas, separated years ago, and he now lives on the street. The couple have no contact, nor does Nicholas have any relationship with their 14-year-old daughter, Mia. Olga and Mia now live with Olga’s partner, Victor. Mia learns...

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Osnat, 43, and Samuel, 43, are an inspiring couple. Both immigrants from Ethiopia, the couple are raising five children (ages 3-18). Both Osnat and Samuel have full-time jobs; Osnat, as a kindergarten assistant and Samuel, working in the bookkeeping department at an accounting firm. Raising five children isn’t simple, and...

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Roni, 40, is raising four young children (ages 1-9) on her own. Roni is no longer in contact with her children’s father who pays no child support. She supports herself and her children solely on a monthly government stipend. Last year, social services became aware of Roni’s dire financial situation...

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Hadas, 22, and Daniel, 24, are a struggling young couple who are trying their hardest to build a brighter future. Both Hadas and Daniel grew up in ultra-Orthodox homes with many siblings. Upon finishing high school, Daniel completed his full army service in a combat unit. After they got married,...

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Dorit, 38, has not worked since the birth of her youngest son, two years ago. Dependent on her National Insurance stipend, Dorit often has trouble making ends meet. She does her best to cover her four children’s needs, but sometimes there is not even enough money for food. Now that...

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Rinat, 43, and Moshe, 39, are struggling. Both immigrants from Ethiopia, Rinat and Moshe are raising three young children, ages 4-11. Moshe is a factory worker, and Rinat is currently unemployed. She receives a disability stipend because she is visually impaired, but the two incomes don’t cover the family’s basic...

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Tikva, 27, has worked at a call center for the past two and a half years. Despite Corona, she tried to miss as few days as possible. Although her job is full-time, Tikva earns so little that she qualifies for both rent support and social security payments. Recently, Tikva and...

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Life is difficult right now for Tomer, 35, and Carni, 34. Carni suffers from numerous physical and psychological issues, including psoriasis, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety. She cannot work because of her condition, yet she is recognized as only 52% disabled and receives no government stipend. As a result, the couple...

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Noa and Barak’s story is quite sad. Barak, 36, is a recovering addict. He spent several stints in prison and is currently under psychiatric care. He cannot hold down a steady job. Barak’s situation leaves Noa, 31, alone to take care of their four young children (ages 2-10) and support...

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Nomi, 61, really needs our help. She is raising her adopted son Guy, now 14, on her own, and it isn’t easy. For many years, Nomi worked in the travel industry. Unfortunately, three years ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a year of chemotherapy and took medications...

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Sofi, 20, moved to Israel from Russia five years ago, along with her mother and grandmother. She has no contact whatsoever with her father. Sofí is currently in her second year of studies towards a degree in Visual Communication. It’s an intense degree, and Sofi has applied herself 110%. Sofi’s...

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Avi, 25, is an impressive young man. Avi grew up with nine siblings in an ultra-Orthodox home. The family’s financial situation is rather dire; his father learns in a yeshiva and his mother is a substitute kindergarten teacher. From a very young age, Avi didn’t connect to his parents religious...

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Shira, 51, and Meir, 55, are going through a very rough time. The couple has nine children (ages 11-27), five of whom live at home. For many years, Meir worked as a translator and made a steady, respectable income. He never had to ask for outside help. Five years ago,...

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Penina, 37, and Yoel, 38, are raising five young children (ages 8-16). Penina suffered post-partum depression after the birth of her youngest child and was treated with medication. As a result, she has not been working outside of the home. Yoel was working as a bookkeeper at a religious school...

Total Cost - $ 1,223
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There was a time when Addis worked temporary jobs, aiming only to earn enough to get drunk each night. Ultimately, she realized that this was no life. She pulled herself together and found a steady job taking care of the elderly. More importantly, Addis joined a program designed to help...

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Avital, 35, and Binyamin, 41, are raising eight young children (ages 2-16). Binyamin works odd jobs, mostly in construction, and Avital works minimal hours as a telephone service representative. Avital has severe anemia which limits her ability to work long hours. Needless to say, the couple struggles to make ends...

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Chana, 49, is divorced and has four children. Two of her children are married and out of the house, one is a soldier and the fourth, who is partially disabled, is in 10th grade. Chana works from home as a cosmetician. With the arrival of Corona, she saw a major...

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Rachel, 54, and Moshe, 57, have eight children; four are married and four are still living at home. Moshe learns full-time in a yeshiva and receives a small monthly government stipend; Rachel works as an aide to the elderly. Despite their best efforts, the couple barely covers their cost-of-living. When...

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Yitzchak is 71 and alone in the world. He has no family in Israel and no support outside of social services. He lived for many years in a public housing apartment. Unfortunately, when he was hospitalized for an extended period of time with kidney issues, the apartment was given to...

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Ronit, 43, and Michael, 40, are going through a particularly difficult time. Both previously married, they have three young children (ages 2-7) together. Michael has always been physically unwell, suffering from severe epilepsy. As a result, he cannot hold down a job, and Ronit has always been the sole breadwinner....

Total Cost - $ 1,632
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Gila, 37, and Rafi, 51, tried to make their marriage work for many years. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts, the couple split up four months ago. They have four children, ages 7-18, whom they are raising together. Gila and Rafi have had financial troubles for years. Gila works as a...

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Leora, 50, and Tzion, 57, haven’t had it easy. Tzion was raised in a series of foster homes, as his mother was incapable of caring for him. He graduated high school and completed his full army service. Leora had a relatively normal childhood, graduated high school, and got a degree...

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Aida, 47, is divorced and mother to three children, ages 15-21. Aida receives no child support from her ex-husband and survives on her income as a translator. Aida loves her work and though it doesn’t provide her with enough money to cover her expenses, she is hesitant to change careers....

Total Cost - $ 576
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Sara, 35, and Chaim, 40, are raising nine young children, ages 1-14. The couple lives an ultra-Orthodox lifestyle; Chaim learns in a yeshiva and Sara works as a computer instructor. David, the couple’s nine-year-old son, has been diagnosed with severe ADHD and hyperactivity. He also suffers from learning disabilities and...

Total Cost - $ 458
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Vered, 14, has had a complicated childhood. Her parents, both 43, are divorced, and her mother is remarried. Vered now has two young step-siblings. Vered’s mother, Anat, comes from a highly dysfunctional family. Today, she has no contact with her father who was abusive and an unstable relationship with her...

Total Cost - $ 400
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Hila, 24, is an inspiring young woman. Her parents divorced when she was three years old, and Hila lived with her mother. Over the years, Hila’s mother struggled to provide for her and her two brothers. From the age of 14, Hila worked in order to help cover expenses. Eventually,...

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Valerie, 36, is an impressive young woman. A single mother to two children (a 17-year-old and a baby), she has weathered a lot of storms and is determined to move forward with her life. Valerie’s daughter, Or, suffers from severe anemia and ADHD. She takes regular medication and is under...

Total Cost - $ 1,513
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