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Amcha- The Israeli Center for Psychological and Social Support for Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation was established in 1987 by Holocaust survivors and mental health professionals, in order to provide psychosocial support and the social care to Holocaust survivors and their families.
A unique response is given today to the emotional and social needs of some 18,000 Holocaust survivors and their families. Services are provided at 15 centers located from Nahariya in the north through Beer Sheba in the south. A network of social-rehabilitation clubs operates in twelve centers around the country. The professional team conducts over 62,000 hours a year of home based treatments in the homes of frail, homebound survivors and oversees the work of over one thousand volunteers who extend a hand and give a warm ear and a warm embrace to the survivors.
Today, our professional and skilled staff consists of about 450 professionals: psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and expressive arts therapists in expression and creativity. In light of the rich clinical experience of your staff and the desire to enable the general public in Israel to benefit from the accumulated knowledge,we also provide counseling and mental health services to other populations facing transitions and trauma.
Individuals who would like to volunteer at Amcha, who are 18 years old and over, who are able to commit to at least one full year of service, visiting Holocaust survivors in their homes, for one hour every week, are welcome to contact the branch nearest to them. Branch details appear on the Amcha website at www.amcha.org
Using the directory:
- Start specific – Begin by browsing the category that best describes your condition, as this category will only contain organizations that solely or primarily deal with that condition.
- Think broadly – After looking through your specific category, browse the list of categories to find other useful organizations. More general categories, such as “Legal aid” and “Physical disabilities” will include more general organizations that offer a variety of services to various populations.
- Check out the tags – The “tags” appearing after “Assistance:” in the listings give a general idea of the areas in which the organization specializes. Each organization’s page then includes more detailed information about what it does and the services it offers. You may also click a “tag” to see all organizations that offer that form of assistance.
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