Support of Holocaust Survivors

The remaining Holocaust Survivors in our community are aging and in need of home-care to be able to stay in their residence. For this population, it is particularly important to avoid institutionalization which may re-traumatize a survivor.

Posted
November 8, 2020
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Support of Holocaust Survivors

The remaining Holocaust Survivors in our community are aging and in need of home-care to be able to stay in their residence. For this population, it is particularly important to avoid institutionalization which may re-traumatize a survivor.

Posted
November 8, 2020
The remaining Holocaust Survivors in our community are aging and in need of home-care to be able to stay in their residence. For this population, it is particularly important to avoid institutionalization which may re-traumatize a survivor, as they often relive memories from the past.
JFS Houston maintains two case managers who specialize in working with survivors. Leah Mueller, LBSW and Ruth Sherman, LBSW, collectively have more than 45 years of experience caring for the survivors in both the greater Houston and surrounding areas. They have provided intensive case management, help in qualifying for reparations, home visits, problem solving, and become like "family" to this population.
As the remaining survivors age, JFS is honored to administer a home-care grant from the Conference on Material Claims Against Nazi Germany. This allows the agency precious resources to give dignity in the final years of a survivor's life.
Even with these funds, gaps remain. Often a survivor will cap their benefits by November and be faced with institutionalization at the end of the year until their benefits start again in January. When there is no family to provide funding, the survivor is faced with institutionalization.
Please join us to provide resources to allow survivors to stay in their own homes during the short period when benefits expire. Collectively, we are their family.
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