Our Impact in Numbers

hours of homecare for the most at-risk and isolated elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union
impoverished Jews across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America receive life-saving aid in a single year
items of personal protective equipment (PPE) distributed to homecare workers throughout the pandemic

Our Work in Action

“There, You Were a Normal Person”: Oleg and Nataliya’s Story

“A Miracle to Me”: Lyudmila’s Story

“Not Just to Survive”: Larissa’s Story

Care for the Elderly

Compassionate, dignified care for lonely and isolated elderly Jews is a hallmark of JDC’s work across the former Soviet Union (FSU), but also in Central Europe, Morocco, India, and beyond. In the former Soviet Union, we provide this support primarily through a network of Hesed social welfare centers. Over 80,000 elderly clients, many of them Holocaust survivors, receive life-saving food, medical, and social support. And we deliver tens of millions of home healthcare hours across the FSU each year to help the most vulnerable seniors with cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, and other essential services they need to live with dignity.

Voices from the Field

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