Hut HaMeshulash

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Amount:
$100,000
Year:
2020
Field of Interest:
Jewish Identity
Program Name:
Grant Type:
Israel
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1999, Hut HaMeshulash was established to provide programming, shelter, and support to at-risk youth and young adults (ages 14-25) in Jerusalem so that they may reintegrate into society as confident and capable individuals. The populations served include survivors of physical/sexual abuse, high school dropouts, and homeless youth. It runs three major programs: the Open Space Drop-In Center, serving hundreds of at-risk youth, seven days a week; a Residential Home for at-risk young women, including expectant mothers; and a Residential Home for at-risk and homeless men.

GRANT PURPOSE

To mitigate the economic hardships faced by The Foundation’s grantees in Israel, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.

We turned to the trustees of The Foundation -- whose generosity previously enabled us to carry out Jewish identity programming for high-risk youth and young adults -- to help address urgent humanitarian needs arising from the pandemic. They understood the challenge and responded with an outstanding grant to help underwrite increased food costs and social work salaries.

Igal Goldstein
CEO and Co-Founder