- Social & Humanitarian
- The Rebbe
DID YOU KNOW that there tens of thousands of homeless Jewish children living on the streets in the Former Soviet Union?
In the FSU, the economic crisis has caused many unemployed parents to become alcoholics and drug users who end up in prisons or mental institutions. As a result, the children are neglected and end up living on the streets, becoming criminals, beggars or prostitutes rather than learning in school and living in a safe, secure home. In response to this tragedy, Chabad has built and runs 12 children's homes currently providing a safe environment for thousands of precious children.
Chabad's foster care orphanages, entirely staffed by certified professionals, provide shelter and:
During the school year, children are enrolled in schools and during the summer break children attend day or sleep-away camps, where they swim, make arts and crafts projects and enjoy outdoor activities.
Chabad-Lubavitch takes a proactive role in saving children from the horrors of the streets. Specially trained teams of social workers take to the streets on night patrol, with food, information and an open invitation to live in a safe and caring environment.
WON'T YOU PLEASE CONSIDER A CONTRIBUTION DESIGNATED FOR SAVING A CHILD FROM THE STREETS AND GIVING THE GIFT OF A WARM, SAFE HOME? CLICK HERE TO DONATE.
BY DONATING NOW, you will partner with Chabad-Lubavitch in giving the youth of the FSU and Argentina a second chance at childhood, where they can blossom into educated young adults without worrying about food, shelter and the other necessities all children deserve.
Chabad-Lubavitch provides comfort to Jewish officers, soldiers and their families stationed throughout the world and a means to maintain a spiritual connection to Judaism.
Chabad-Lubavitch has created a host of programs for prisoners facing the unique challenge of retaining their Jewish identity, and for their families facing poverty while they serve time.
Though non-sectarian, the Chabad Drug Rehabilitation program derives its framework of values from traditional Jewish teachings, offers a 12 step clinical recovery program and daily therapy.
With a global structure of emissaries throughout the world, Chabad-Lubavitch is one of the first to lend crisis support to devastated communities regardless of the race, religion or nationality.
On 9/11, while the skies over New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were darkened, Chabad-Lubavitch was hard at work organizing relief centers for thousands of stranded passengers.
The longest operating charity in Israel and the largest program of its kind, Chabad-Lubavitch provides for Jewish needy regardless of age, gender, degree of observance or affiliation.
Chabad's acclaimed special needs programs assist families who have children with special needs and involves them in a full range of social and Judaic experiences.