Evaluation for Danya
Danya’s story is not an easy one to hear. Danya grew up in Russia. When her father died, her mother was left to raise her 8 children alone. Danya never received any formal schooling and was forced to help support her family from a young age.
In 1992, Danya moved to Israel with her husband and four children. Three years later, the couple divorced, and Danya’s ex-husband subsequently died.
Ten years ago, Danya gave birth to another child who is now being raised by a foster family due to Danya’s socioeconomic status, her weak parenting skills and various health issues. Because of her lack of education and her struggle with diabetes, Danya cannot work. She survives on government subsidies.
Social services has attempted to help Danya, but she often responds in anger, even resorting to shouting and occasional violent behavior. Her social workers believe Danya might be suffering from some sort of cognitive dysfunction and have recommended a thorough psychological evaluation. With a proper diagnosis, Danya might be entitled to disability payments. She would also be able to receive the proper treatment.
Needless to say, Danya cannot afford to pay for the evaluation. Without it, she has no hope of improving her quality of life.