Aleph Institute

Amount: 
$250,000
Year: 
2016
Field of Interest: 
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name: 
Project Tikvah
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1981, The Aleph Institute provides social services to Jewish families in crisis; addresses the pressing religious, education, humanitarian, and advocacy needs of Jewish individuals in institutional environments; and implements solutions to significant issues related to the criminal justice system.

Grant Purpose: 

Project Tikvah provides intervention, support services, and alternative sentencing opportunities to hundreds of Jewish youth and young adults ages 16-32 who are at risk of being incarcerated, so that they achieve effective rehabilitation for drug abuse and health care for mental health conditions.

The Foundation’s trail blazing support will translate into countless precious young lives being transformed in a very meaningful way. The hope and relief that The Foundation is providing - through its generosity and partnership - to young adolescents who are in (or facing) prison due to addiction and/or mental illness, and their families, is priceless!
 

Rabbi Zvi Boyarsky,
Director of Constitutional Advocacy, Aleph Institute