Amudim Support Line Keeps Distress Victims Safe

Supportline: 184 calls. 20 attempted suicides, all BH stable or in hospitals now. 1 Overdose, BDE. 13 removals from homes, relating to abuse. Interesting to note that calls were received from people in the NY area, as well as Israel, England, Maryland, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Toronto, Montreal and more. We only know the ones who provide information for follow up, as the calls are coming in without caller ID, so the callers can remain anonymous.

Hotel victim support program: BH all went very smooth, the hotel was very pleased with how the clients behaved themselves, and we placed 2 more clients there over Tom Tov. We have requests now for additional and will work tomorrow on seeing if we can provide additional resources for Chol Hamoed and second days.

Amudim assisted Zoom calls: There were over 30 support zoom calls, 20 for people in recovery from addiction and 10 for victims of abuse, that were held over the first 3 days of Yom Tov, with a total of 700 participants combined.

It is nice to note that we have received over 10 calls from therapists since the zman tonight, letting us know that between the support line and zoom calls, Amudim literally has kept their clients alive during this very difficult period.

Let us hope that things calm down over the rest of Yom Tov, but I wanted to share with you all a brief overview of what has been going on.

About the Author
Zvi Gluck is the director of Amudim, an organization dedicated to helping abuse victims and those suffering from addiction within the Jewish community, and has been heavily involved in crisis intervention and management for the past 20 years.
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