When tragedy strikes and the future looks uncertain, the emotional toll is unimaginable. The Fund for Victims of Terror seeks to lighten that load in the wake of a crisis by offering financial aid to individuals and families in dire circumstances. Within 48 hours of an event, a representative visits victims and provides emergency aid of more than $1,000.
Additionally, through grants and ongoing services totaling up to $6,300, this essential fund covers the months to come. We help survivors receive the care they need—psychological counseling, job retraining, and more—to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives. In 2017 alone, we provided emergency grants to 14 new victims, long-term rehabilitative assistance to 224 victims of previous violence, and respite camping programs to 320 traumatized children.
Thanks to the Fund for Victims of Terror, during the summer of Operation Protective Edge, 300 children who were recognized as victims of terrorist acts by the Fund for Victims of Terror—including 200 children from Gaza-vicinity communities and 100 from across Israel—took a break from the chaos surrounding their lives to attend a respite camp that eased their nerves and lifted their spirits.