The feelings of isolation, loss, and vulnerability have increased for many in the LGBTQ+ Israeli community since 10/7, and with that comes the need more additional for emergency mental health care and support.
Jewish Federations are providing funding to three organizations that offer proper resources to help individuals cope with the loss and devastation post-10/7. Nearly $278,000 of Federation’s collective funds, augmented by additional communal support, has been allocated to three LGBTQ+ organizations in Israel:
The Jerusalem Open House is facilitating emergency mental health care, while Israeli Gay Youth is helping vulnerable LGBTQ+ teens and young adults. Ma’avarim is assisting trans and gender diverse individuals.
The shifting landscape has also made some LGBTQ+ Israelis uncomfortable in leaving their own homes. That’s why a portion of the Federations funding has gone toward the hiring of psychologists and social workers who are helping to assist those people with the trauma, loss, and other challenges they might be facing.
Click here to read more about the Federation’s support to Israel’s LGBTQ+ community. You can also see learn more about some other focus areas of Federations’ emergency allocations and resources for special populations, such as: