Support Holocaust Survivors

by | Jun 19, 2019

HELP US RAISE $65,000 TO SUPPORT THE
GROWING NEEDS OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

Dear Friend,

Thanks to you, over the last year we’ve been able to provide resources and supplies to local Holocaust survivors, in turn empowering them to age in place in their communities, homes and with their families.

By supporting them with dentures, hearing aids and other safety aids, as well as services such as counseling and home care, we are all a part of making sure that these members of our community can thrive.

New needs continue to emerge as this vulnerable population continues to age.
Please consider helping this wonderful group of survivors age in place with grace and dignity by making a –
· One-time donation
· Monthly donation

Thank you for joining us in supporting our survivors!

Warm Regards,


Board President

HOW YOUR DONATION DIRECTLY AIDS SURVIVORS

ONGOING SERVICES
Acupuncture/Pain Management (5)
Burial Assistance (2)
Counseling (2)
Dentistry (5)
Medical/Ambulance Bills (2)
Podiatry (1)

MEDICAL GEAR
Bedside Commode (2)
Dentures (5)
Glasses (5)
Hearing Aids (6)
Lift Chair (3)
Stair Lift (2)

HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT
Bed/Mattress (2)
Large Button Phone (1)
Refrigerator (2)
Stove (1)
Vacuum Cleaner (2)
Venting for Dryer Installation (1)

STAIR LIFT

A married couple, who are both Holocaust survivors, have severe mobility issues as well as many other debilitating medical ailments. They live in a second floor apartment and going up and down the stairs had become extremely unsafe for them both.

A stair lift on the outdoor stairs leading up to their apartment was the only way to provide them safety and ease in coming and going from their home. At over $4,800, the lift was inaccessibleto the couple.

With assistance provided by JFCS they were able to get a professionally installed stair lift. The couple says that they have regained both their safety and their freedom.

HEARING AIDS

An 80-year-old client had considerable hearing loss and needed hearing aids. Her inability to hear was making her feel isolated, causing anxiety and depression.

The survivor’s financial portion after insurance was $1,300. Without any federal or state benefits she was unable to afford the hearing aids.

JFCS funded her portion so that she was able to receive the hearing aids. She has reported that her quality of life has drastically increased.

 

This chair lift lets us leave our apartment when we choose to and helps our family feel more confident about our independence which means that we are able to remain in the home we love.

-local Holocaust survivors

With my hearing aids, I am able to participate more fully in my life and feel less anxious and lonely. This help means so much to me and my family.

– 80 year old Holocaust survivor

Having someone come to my home for counseling sessions means that I get to talk to someone in the place I feel most comfortable and safe. 

– local Holocaust survivor