|Rabbi Mendel Kastel, Co-President Roger Clifford, Ron Hoenig MP, Co-President Gar Cohen|
I was delighted this week to attend the information evening at Jewish House. I was so impressed with not just the crisis accomodation that is provided, but the support services and success rates.
The jewish community through Jewish House decided it needed to service the broader community, regardless of demonination, and does so by providing crisis accommodation to those in need.
As they point out, crisis can occur to anyone at any age. People seek their help with issues around alcohol and drugs, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic amongst other issues.
People come to Jewish House in a state of turmoil and distress, having undergone extreme violence, either physical or emotional and other forms of abuse.
Jewish House provides confidential and individualised pschycological consultations.
This year Jewish House provided 2054 nights of accommodation; 2200 people were refereed; 3600 visits to hospital; 573 psychology sessions, 174 homeless people housed. A remarkable contribution to the community.
I congratulate CEO Rabbi Mendle Kastel, the board and staff of Jewish House. You do the jewish community proud.