Tuition for Yosef
Yosef, 39, is a devoted father and husband who is doing his very best to support his family. Yosef’s wife, Dina, worked in bookkeeping for many years but was recently fired. Dina, 45, was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder five years ago and can no longer function in the workplace. As a result, Yosef, a teacher, is the sole breadwinner for the couple and their six children (ages 5-18).
Dina suffers from extreme mood swings and is unable to care for her children alone. The three oldest children are currently enrolled in frameworks outside of the home, but Yosef still needs to care for the younger three.
Dina and Yosef don’t ask for outside help. The family is undergoing therapy – as individuals and as a family – which is an added expense to their basic monthly expenses. Yosef works full-time as a teacher and is also taking courses in psychotherapy in order to augment his income. He managed to pay his tuition for the first year but is struggling to cover the second year. Yosef’s teachers have given him very positive feedback. Being certified to work as a therapist would give Yosef added income and ease the family’s financial stress. If Yosef could get help paying the remainder of his tuition, he would be well on his way to improving his family’s quality of life.