Therapy for Zohara
Zohara, 14, needs therapy to help her learn to control her emotional swings and deal with her father’s abuse, so that she can begin to move forward in life. Her mother, Shira, recognizes the importance of this treatment for her daughter, but cannot afford it.
Shira and her husband have been separated for two years and he is no longer in regular contact with the family. Shira is a concerned and diligent mother, doing her best for her children. She would like to work and earn a living to support the family, but taking care of Zohara’s needs and those of her 12-year old autistic son, as well as those of her 15- and 16-year olds, has made it impossible for her also to hold a paying job.
In addition, Shira is diabetic, so has to cover the costs of her own medications; Zohara is pre-diabetic, and needs help in that area as well. The family’s only income at the moment is one full and one partial handicapped stipend, which do not provide enough for a family of five to live on.