Help for survivors
The Elah association offers to the Israeli survivors of the Shoah a comprehensive treatment of psycho-social problems they may encounter. 2200 people benefit from it every year.
The Jewish community in Riga offers health coverage to Shoah survivors in Latvia. In a country where medical care can be very expensive, this insurance allows the poorest people to be properly covered.
On the occasion of Purim Day, 38 students from the volunteer program run by the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel prepared 100 food baskets. They delivered them personally to survivors of the Shoah.
Founded in 1987, Amcha is the biggest Israeli organization offering survivors and their families psychological and social support and providing psychological follow-up at home.
In France, programs for survivors can be proposed by medical and social institutions (homecare or long-term care facility programs) or organizations (cultural activities and fighting the isolation of seniors). The Foundation also funds programs set up by charitable organizations to help survivors in Israel. For Europe, it has a partnership with the Joint Distribution Committee.
Various services offer survivors guidance and help them claim the benefits to which they are entitled. It is advisable to contact the Claims Conference representative in France or a local Jewish social service agency to help you fill out the form.
This platform operates like a health care centre. Its social services department offers medical and social support for people suffering from economic difficulties, chronic pathologies, disabilities and Holocaust trauma.