Finding a Way Out of the Dark – Amudim Weekly Recap

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Finding a Way Out of the Dark

November 6, 2020

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Establishing a personal connection and gaining clarity goes hand in hand with finding each individual the appropriate support. If we can take a person from a chaotic place of confusion to a full understanding of any underlying issues, the chances for success and outlook for a brighter future increase dramatically.

When 17 year-old Alex* called Amudim, he was anxious and struggling to express what he was going through. He couldn’t fully pinpoint what was wrong, and after speaking with a close friend, he reached out to us for help. Our case manager conducted a full intake and helped Alex gain some insight, which provided some immediate relief. For years, he had been dealing with a negative relationship with his parents, which had led to bouts of depression and addiction to pornography. Alex was dealing with feelings of guilt and shame and was desperate for a way out of the dark place in which he found himself. Our case manager set out to find an appropriate therapist who could help Alex explore any past traumas, develop coping skills, and work on reconnecting with his parents. As he is still in yeshiva, we helped Alex create a schedule that would allow him to seek help, and connected Alex with a Rabbi who could provide spiritual guidance.

After continued follow ups, we are happy to report that Alex is maintaining his weekly therapy appointments and feeling optimistic that he is on a path to healing so that he can soon graduate and lead a healthy and productive life.

If you or a loved one is struggling, Amudim is just a phone call away. We are always here to help find whatever guidance is necessary.

*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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WEEK ENDING: November 6, 2020
82 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 3 Anxiety
  • 7 At Risk Guidance
  • 3 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 2 Depression
  • 2 Domestic Violence
  • 15 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 3 Eating Disorder
  • 2 Housing Placement
  • 1 Legal Matters
  • 1 Medical Related
  • 5 Mental Health
  • 2 Overdose
  • 4 Psyc Emergencies
  • 1 School Placement
  • 3 Sex Addiction
  • 19 Sexual Abuse
  • 2 Suicide Prevention
  • 7 Therapy Referrals

Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students. We have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Please click below, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies.

Student Visa
Funeral Travel
Medical Travel
Simcha Travel


Join the team as we #Run4Amudim

Amudim is excited to announce our #Run4Amudim initiative in order to raise much needed funds for our essential mission.

Please visit run4amudim.com for details on how to sign up as a runner, sponsor, or to make a donation. We look forward to “running” as partners with you to support those who need our help.


We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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