Living with Dignity
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The Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims In Israel

Living with Dignity - Making Survivors' Houses Accessible

The Living with Dignity project was started with the goal of providing accessibility for Holocaust survivors in their houses. Unfortunately, many survivors are not able to shower or use the toilet because their bathroom is not accessible and their wheel chairs cannot even enter through the door....

The Living with Dignity project was started with the goal of providing accessibility for Holocaust survivors in their houses. Unfortunately, many survivors are not able to shower or use the toilet because their bathroom is not accessible and their wheel chairs cannot even enter through the door. As a result, some of them are forced to give up on showering and to go to the bathroom in a pot or a diaper. The goal of the project is to allow these survivors to live with dignity in their houses. Adjustments that can be made are adding an accessible bathtub/shower, widening the doorways to rooms in the house, making the house wheelchair friendly and installing safety accessories among other things. Your donation will help to continue the project.

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The Foundation For The Benefit Of Holocaust Victims In Israel

Tel-Aviv
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The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel was established by Holocaust survivors in 1991 and began operations in 1994, with assistance from the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel and in cooperation with the Claims Conference. The Foundation was...

The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel was established by Holocaust survivors in 1991 and began operations in 1994, with assistance from the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel and in cooperation with the Claims Conference. The Foundation was established to help Holocaust survivors who survived the terrible horrors but who did not succeed in rehabilitating their lives.

Today, 230,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, of whom 60,000 are below the poverty line. They suffer from medical problems that are a direct consequence of the Holocaust, problems that they have carried with them ever since, that disturb their peace of mind, and that have intensified with the years: physical, health and psychological problems.

The Foundation has set itself the goal to do all it can for the well-being of Holocaust victims in Israel who need specific help, and to keep the issue of the welfare of Holocaust survivors in the public awareness.

The Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel is the main foundation caring for Holocaust survivors in Israel. The main funding for the Foundation comes from the Claims Conference and from the State of Israel. The Foundation works in tandem with five Government Ministries, seeking to raise money and mobilize resources from private and institutional donors in Israel and worldwide for the benefit of Holocaust survivors in Israel.

The Foundation is headed by Chairwoman Mrs. Limor Livnat, who serves on a voluntary basis and is managed by a public committee that also works on a voluntary basis. Most of its members are Holocaust survivors who are familiar with the needs of survivors.

In 2016, we helped 50,000 Holocaust survivors in need in various fields by adding home care hours, service of emergency call buttons, renovating homes, purchasing medical equipment, and providing support for medical expenses such as dental treatment, eyeglasses, etc. As part of our effort to help survivors with their loneliness, we established Social Clubs, the survivors attend the clubs several times a week, offering classes and enrichment activities, as well as the opportunity to socialize with other survivors. We also have a network of volunteers who maintain regular social contact with survivors, visiting them at least once a week, and teaching them how to use computers. We also provide a computer and an Internet connection in the survivors' home, and we do all the above to help dispel their loneliness.

Every request received by the Foundation is handled by a professional staff. Today, more than ever, we must do everything in our power to give the survivors, if only to a small degree, what we owe them. Together, in a combined effort, we must continue to be here for them before it will be too late.

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