Brother killed in Gaza -Yakir is rescued by One Family

“My name is Yakir and I am 23 years old now. Almost 12 years ago my older brother, Moshe, was killed in the Gaza Strip when a terror tunnel collapsed and killed him. 

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Yakir and his brother

My brother was kind, modest, generous and the best brother I could have ever asked for. 


One Family, for me, was my rescue, my safe place that I could always go to. Kids from all over the country, with stories like mine, would share nothing but happiness and joy, going through hard times together but making each other happy nonetheless. 

If I could have spent another moment with Moshe, I would have taken him to go see the newest Marvel movie like we use to do, and right after, we would run back home for a good game on PlayStation.”

 

 

 

How One Family helps

One Family welcomes victims and their families into our larger family – providing each family the external support needed to prevent further deterioration of the home during the months and years following the attack.

One Family case workers are the critical lynch-pin in all of One Family’s activities, working round the clock to provide individual emotional support, a listening ear, boundless sympathy and empathy with the victims and their circumstances. Each victim is a member of our family – and the staff subsequently treats each family member as a member of their own personal family.

Regular home visits and phone calls are just the beginning. One Family case workers spend hours in hospitals with relatives and wounded victims, and remain in close contact with the families once they return home.

One Family case workers attend every memorial service, and share the joy of family celebrations. At the families’ request, our case workers have been on hand for births, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs and weddings of these families, as they rebuild their lives.

One Family case workers draw on their vast experience and personal contacts to provide assistance beyond the families’ own expectations.

We have enabled terror victims to find jobs and supplemental medical treatment – including life-saving organ transplants – both in Israel and abroad. We have solved housing problems and intervened with schools to ensure that children obtain the educational support they need to succeed.

Our name is our mission. We are One Family.

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Sisters who became victims of terror

In this blog read the story two sisters and how after the loss of her big sister Neta became a counselor with One Family

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalised to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, OneFamily offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join One Family’s other activites. Read here how we helped Neta.

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Neta & Tali

“My name is Neta, (left), and I am 29 years old. My sister Tali (right) was the oldest of the siblings, 6 years older than me. I was her Barbie doll. She used to dress me up and put make-up on me, and we also wrote songs together. She believed in me like nobody else did. She was my role model. I grew up imagining that one day I would look pretty like Tali, smart like Tali, talented like Tali, surrounded by boys like Tali, become a good student like Tali and an excellent solider like Tali. 


One day, when she was coming home for the weekend from the army and waiting at the bus stop, she was shot and murdered by a terrorist. The terrorist was disguised as an Israeli soldier and opened fire into a crowd of civilians. Two others were killed as well, along with 13 injured. 


When my sister Tali died, like a thunderstorm on a shiny day, fear and agony were born into our lives, unwelcome…It appeared on our doorstep without permission and walked in taking my sister’s place. This became the new leader in our home…Now that time has passed, we have learned to push them away, into the attic. We don’t want them, they are not Tali, for my sister Tali was good, great and excellent. 


If dreams could come true, my only wish would be that my sister Tali could hear me one more time so I could thank her for being there for me, even after all these years – for me, my brothers, my parents, my nephew…Thank you Tali for everything we are today and everything we have. 


One Family is my big family now. This organisation was the first to hug us with love and compassion. They helped us get stronger and still do today. They have truly created warmth and solidarity among Israelis who share a national grief. This year, as a counselor with One Family going for my second time to Camp , I can say that our new  family, who has embraced One Family, are amazing people, full of love who truly care about us. They have become a part of our story. Thank you.”

What a One Family counsellor does 

The counselors in the Young Adults Division come from therapeutic fields and participate in on-going professional training throughout the year. Each counselor is regularly mentored by a senior clinical psychologist.

The counselors function on two levels: Personally providing guidance and counseling to help victims advance toward normative lives – scholastically, emotionally, and in building healthy relationships. And facilitating social programs to build connections between and among the victims, and empowering victims to support and derive strength from each other.

Counselors provide personal counseling, emotional therapy, support groups, guidance in education, direction in choosing a profession, support in achieving professional goals, and emotional and social programming.

The counselors facilitate and participate in the therapeutic retreats in the spring and autumn, summer programs, social events, therapeutic activity groups and special events. One Family counselors provide personal counseling, and a direct, personal presence at family memorial services, family celebrations and home visits.

One Family respite camps

Therapeutic camps, organised three times per year for Israeli children victimised by terror, serve as the core of One Family’s youth activities. Three times per year – during the summer, Chanukah and Pesach vacations –  350 children count on the camps to create stability and continuity in their lives, replacing for a short time the fear and doubt they live with daily.

Many of the counselors are terror victims themselves, and are thus best equipped to ask about little details no one else would ever have remembered. The counselors reintroduce these youngsters to life, and often become almost like a father or mother, brother or sister, maintaining contact throughout the year, as the friend these terrified children need when no one else will do.

Children and teens deal with trauma differently than adults. They hold the same pain inside, but don’t know how to express it. One child at camp last year had been in a terrorist attack just a month earlier. Even his physical wounds had not yet healed completely. He was so angry that he would have fits of violence during the day. It was very scary to watch, but everyone understood. After all, they had been through it themselves. Instead of sending him home when it got rough, the counselors met his needs. This sent a very strong message to the rest of the children that the counselors understood them, and that they were prepared to meet the frustrated pain, which the children wouldn’t otherwise be able to express, with strong patience, deep warmth and unconditional love to pull them through.

And the children thrive on this combination of freedom and personal support. It gives them the courage to explore new friendships at One Family camp – peers who have been through the same experiences, and can understand them like no one else.

Format:

Children are organised into groups of 10-15 with one primary counselor, and additional support staff. Groups are divided by age (elementary, middle and high school) and religious observance, to facilitate the children’s comfort and broadest participation in group activities. All groups are brought together for a “happening” during which they enjoy being part of the broader community and renew friendships forged during prior camp seasons.

Summer camp is the longest, at seven days, with a three-day camp taking place each Pesach and Chanukah. The camps take place at different locations throughout Israel, according to the season, at simple guest houses and camping facilities.

The children benefit from a full range of camping activities, each with a therapeutic component, as well as individual and group discussions geared toward helping the campers express their anguish and develop into healthy and contributing adult members of Israeli society.

Evaluation

One Family’s Youth Division constantly evaluates the progress of all its programming through periodic training and support sessions for the counselors, as well as questionnaires at the end of each therapeutic camp in which counselors and parents evaluate the child’s progress and make recommendations for further action. Planning and follow-up sessions take place in the month before and after each camp to provide for a full exchange of information. These training and support sessions also help the programme’s leaders identify difficulties with particular children and work to solve them through creative solutions and outside advice from professionals, such as One Family’s Youth Division team and staff psychologist.  The questionnaires also allow the programme’s leaders to make necessary changes to the programme and monitor the progress of children.

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Crossroad ambush kills Omer’s Dad

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Omer

Crossroad murder of Omer’s father read his story and how One Family camp has enabled him to grow.

“My name is Omer and this is my story. My dad was murdered at the crossroad 14 years ago. We lived 20 minutes outside of Jerusalem in a place called Bik’at HaYarden. He was employed in Tel Aviv, which was one hour from home. One day, on his way back from work, he passed a crossroad called Tzomet Tapuah. This was in 2001, during the Second Intifada. The crossroad was very dangerous; it was common for terrorist attacks, yet my father still drove this route nonetheless. On his way home he was ambushed by three terrorists who were waiting at the side of the road with guns.

They fired seven bullets. Six of them hit the door of the car, but the seventh hit my father in his underarm. It went through his chest, directly to his heart. He died instantly and the car drove off the road. My mother and everyone else looked for him but could not find him. The police eventually found his car on the side of the road and told us he had died. The three terrorists were eventually arrested, and are still in prison. 


I have been a part of One Family for as long as I can remember. They have also helped support my family in many ways, including financially, when needed. I have been going to their camps in Israel for nine years already, and attended their camp program  . Since the second grade, they have been my second family. I have so many good friends from all over the country and throughout the world, thanks to One Family.


This year I got a tattoo of my father’s initial between two angel wings. His name was Zohar, and he will always be with me.” 

How One Family helps

Therapeutic camps, organised three times per year for Israeli children victimised by terror, serve as the core of One Family’s youth activities. Three times per year – during the summer, Chanukah and Pesach vacations –  350 children count on the camps to create stability and continuity in their lives, replacing for a short time the fear and doubt they live with daily.

Many of the counselors are terror victims themselves, and are thus best equipped to ask about little details no one else would ever have remembered. The counselors reintroduce these youngsters to life, and often become almost like a father or mother, brother or sister, maintaining contact throughout the year, as the friend these terrified children need when no one else will do.

Children and teens deal with trauma differently than adults. They hold the same pain inside, but don’t know how to express it. One child at camp last year had been in a terrorist attack just a month earlier. Even his physical wounds had not yet healed completely. He was so angry that he would have fits of violence during the day. It was very scary to watch, but everyone understood. After all, they had been through it themselves. Instead of sending him home when it got rough, the counselors met his needs. This sent a very strong message to the rest of the children that the counselors understood them, and that they were prepared to meet the frustrated pain, which the children wouldn’t otherwise be able to express, with strong patience, deep warmth and unconditional love to pull them through.

And the children thrive on this combination of freedom and personal support. It gives them the courage to explore new friendships at One Family camp – peers who have been through the same experiences, and can understand them like no one else.

Format:

Children are organised into groups of 10-15 with one primary counselor, and additional support staff. Groups are divided by age (elementary, middle and high school) and religious observance, to facilitate the children’s comfort and broadest participation in group activities. All groups are brought together for a “happening” during which they enjoy being part of the broader community and renew friendships forged during prior camp seasons.

Summer camp is the longest, at seven days, with a three-day camp taking place each Pesach and Chanukah. The camps take place at different locations throughout Israel, according to the season, at simple guest houses and camping facilities.

The children benefit from a full range of camping activities, each with a therapeutic component, as well as individual and group discussions geared toward helping the campers express their anguish and develop into healthy and contributing adult members of Israeli society.

Evaluation

One Family’s Youth Division constantly evaluates the progress of all its programming through periodic training and support sessions for the counselors, as well as questionnaires at the end of each therapeutic camp in which counselors and parents evaluate the child’s progress and make recommendations for further action. Planning and follow-up sessions take place in the month before and after each camp to provide for a full exchange of information. These training and support sessions also help the programme’s leaders identify difficulties with particular children and work to solve them through creative solutions and outside advice from professionals, such as One Family’s Youth Division team and staff psychologist.  The questionnaires also allow the programme’s leaders to make necessary changes to the programme and monitor the progress of children.

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Volunteer becomes a knife attack victim

The volunteer is key to our work and we could not carry on with our fantastic volunteers.

One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE One Family.

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatized – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

Read in this blog how a terror attack introduced Roye to be a volunteer.

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Roye

“My name is Roye and I’m 22 years old. I heard about One Family when my brother’s friend died in the army. I started to volunteer with One Family children when I was 17 years old, as a big brother and camp counselor. I realised how great of an impact the foundation has on the people in it.

Three years ago, I was asked to be a counselor for the One Family campers they were bringing over for three weeks to Camp . It was an experience I will never forget. Everyone was so nice and the kids had so much fun. Last summer, I was lucky enough to return to Camp volunteering with a new group of kids who had never felt the magic of camp, and it was magical!

Three months ago, after I finished work and was heading home, I was at a bus stop when a terrorist tried to murder me. He ran me over with his car and then jumped out holding a knife and attempted to stab me. I was very lucky though, as he got shot by a soldier on guard, saving my life. I want to thank all my friends at One Family, for giving me and all the kids an opportunity to feel the magic of Camp and I hope that many more One Family children get to experience it, too. Also, I want to thank One Family for all the help that they have given me after the terror attack. It is crazy for me to think that I am now on the other side of One Family, as one of the victims who survived. It was the kind people from One Family who were the first people to call me after the attack, who asked how I was feeling and who have never stopped being there for me. So thank you!”

 How we help with the assistance of the volunteer

One Family welcomes victims and their families into our larger family – providing each family the external support needed to prevent further deterioration of the home during the months and years following the attack.

One Family case workers and volunteers are the critical lynch-pin in all of OneFamily’s activities, working round the clock to provide individual emotional support, a listening ear, boundless sympathy and empathy with the victims and their circumstances. Each victim is a member of our family – and the staff subsequently treats each family member as a member of their own personal family.

Regular home visits and phone calls are just the beginning. One Family case workers spend hours in hospitals with relatives and wounded victims, and remain in close contact with the families once they return home.

One Family case workers attend every memorial service, and share the joy of family celebrations. At the families’ request, our case workers have been on hand for births, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs and weddings of these families, as they rebuild their lives.

One Family case workers and volunteers draw on their vast experience and personal contacts to provide assistance beyond the families’ own expectations.

We have enabled terror victims to find jobs and supplemental medical treatment – including life-saving organ transplants – both in Israel and abroad. We have solved housing problems and intervened with schools to ensure that children obtain the educational support they need to succeed.

How you can volunteer

If you are not in Israel, you can volunteer for One Family in your community by helping to spread awareness, organise publicity and fundraising programs, serve as a media contact with journalists, and organise the support of synagogues, schools, youth groups and Jewish organistions. You can provide a tremendous amount of assistance from within your own community, and prove that wherever we are, we are ALL One Family.

  • Are you are living in Israel, spending a year here, or on a short visit?
  • If you have the time and the resources, come volunteer with us!
  • You can work with us in our Jerusalem, Ra’anana or Hadera offices
  • Travel the country visiting victims of terror to show them they are not alone.
  • Participate in our youth or therapeutic retreats.
  • Sit in on a workshop or support group, see how we directly enable victims move past their tragedies.
  • Visit wounded victims and soldiers in their rehabilitation hospitals.

Our name is our mission. We are One Family.

Other ways to help

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalised to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join OneFamily’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Famly UK

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  • Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

If you would like to support the annual camps for victims of terror or volunteer at One Family in Israel or in your local community please visit www.onefamilyuk.org/donate or for further information of how you can help – contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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Ukraine to Israel – tragedy follows at 3.20 a.m daily

One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE One Family

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatized – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

From Ukraine to Israel

In this blog we read how a dream to move from Ukraine to Israel ends in tragedy , and the Emily is lovingly counselled by One Family.

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Emily and her Dad

“My name is Emily and I am 15 years old. My story begins in Ukraine with the love of my parents, Alexander and Ella. My father was an engineer, and my mother was a hairdresser. He was Christian and she Jewish. In 1994, they decided to move to Israel with my older sister Inna. A few years later, I was born. 


My mother found a job in a factory, and my father enlisted in the army. It was always his dream to help the State of Israel. They got a small apartment where we all lived together. 


But on March 6, 2002, everything changed. My mother tells me that at 3:20 AM, I was rushed to the hospital because I became very sick. My father was not at home; he was on a patrol mission at the Gaza border. A few hours after my mom and I came home from the hospital, there was a knock at the door. Two officers came with the tragic news that my father had been killed. They told my mom that my father’s patrol was ambushed by terrorists and he was fatally shot, and that died at exactly 3:20 AM. From that moment on, 3:20 became much more than just an hour for us. My mom tells me that for many years, she would wait for 3:20 to pass, and then take a deep breath and try to sleep. 


You probably ask how I cope with the death of my dad. To be honest, I don’t think I have learned how to, but my journey continues. The hardest thing for me is that I don’t really remember my dad. When my family speaks of him, I close my eyes and try to envision him. What I want the most is to see him again – maybe just have breakfast with him, travel somewhere with him, and tell him everything about me, and how proud of me he should be. This will never happen but, nevertheless, it feels good to dream.


A few years ago, I joined One Family and it has helped me a great deal. I made so many new friends who understand me. One Family has really shown me what true compassion is.”

How we help

One Family is more than just an organisation, we are family. As a family, we provide ongoing support with a personal and caring touch.

We are there together with families during the first terrible hours in the emergency room. We continue to be with them during the months that follow – at home and in the hospital, offering physical, material, financial and emotional support, providing professional advice, advocating for government benefits and support for lost employment and medical needs, and through every holiday, special family events, or memorial with a personal visit and a gift to saying: we are here with you.

Our work begins at the moment of the attack – through rehabilitation, long after the headlines fade – as long as they need us.

One Family provides financial assistance for transportation, debt relief, food, housing, psychological and physical rehabilitation, job retraining, computers, tuition, furniture and appliances, therapeutic aids (including hearing aids, orthopedic beds and exercise equipment) and family celebrations.

One Family forges a sense of family among all the victims through support groups, retreats, camps and other programs, fostering an environment of mutual emotional and psychological support.

One Family involves world Jewry in connecting and interacting with victims on individual, communal, and organizstional levels. The continued support of our larger family abroad acts as a reminder to victims that they are not alone in their experience.

How you can help

One Family are the voice of Israel’s victims of terror attacks.We are here to help empower Israel to overcome terror when it strikes.

We bring Israel’s victims of terror attacks together into one, national, self-supportive family and champion the rights and needs of victims of terror, and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration.

One Family aim to positively affect the rehabilitation of each victim of terror and their famiy and empower each victim of terror to achieve their financial and emotional independence.

We provide a uniquely comprehensive blend of financial and legal assistance and therapeutic programs tailor-made for each person, delivered in our hallmark “family” atmosphere of togetherness that the victims have come to love and trust.

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalised to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join OneFamily’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Famly .

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  • Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

To support the work of One Family or gain further information please visit www.onefamilyuk.org of contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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Operation Protective Edge terror took Saar’s brother

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Saar

Operation Protective Edge claimed many victims whom we continue to care for. One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

The 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict also known as Operation Protective Edge was a military operation launched by Israel on 8 July 2014 in Gaza .

The stated aim of the Israeli operation was to stop rocket fire from Gaza into Israel, which increased after an Israeli crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank was launched following the 12 June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by two Hamas members whose families are supported by One Family.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE One Family

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatisd – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

One Family is more than just an organisation, we are family. As a family, we provide ongoing support with a personal and caring touch.

We are there together with families during the first terrible hours in the emergency room. We continue to be with them during the months that follow – at home and in the hospital, offering physical, material, financial and emotional support, providing professional advice, advocating for government benefits and support for lost employment and medical needs, and through every holiday, special family events, or memorial with a personal visit and a gift to saying: we are here with you.

Our work begins at the moment of the attack – through rehabilitation, long after the headlines fade – as long as they need us.

In this blog we read how One Family has given hope after Operation Protective Edge

“Hi, my name is Saar and I am 15 years old.  Two years ago I lost my brother, Adar, in Operation Protective Edge.  He was shot and killed near the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists who emerged from a newly built terror-tunnel.


My brother and I had a special connection and he was my best friend. My favorite memories of Adar are his smile and the optimism he had at every moment.  Since I lost him, One Family has been there for my family and me, and has supported me whenever I need them. They truly have helped me through the hardest times.

One Family has really become a second home for me, and I want to thank them. If I had one wish it would be to know that Adar is watching over us and that he is happy up there.” 

How One Family has helped – One Family Youth Division

One Family developed a Young Adults Division to answer the needs of bereaved and wounded terror victims aged 18-30. Victims of terror in this age range tend to fall between the cracks of the national support systems. They are no longer children but their needs vary greatly from those of adults.

Most of the terror victims in this age range are serving their compulsory service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) or are students in university. Those who have graduated are just beginning their careers.

People in this age range are supposed to be stepping out into the world and beginning their own independent lives. At the same time, terror victims are either suddenly coping with the tremendous anguish of bereavement or must deal with a long and intensive rehabilitation process.

The emotional strains compound the economic realities that they face as they embark on career and life choices, academic or professional study, moving out on their own, and building significant lifetime relationships.

It is frequently the case that following such trauma, young adults have difficulties making significant decisions, or are unable to devote the proper attention and concentration to academic, professional, social or family framework. Many young adults find themselves unable to function fully in their surroundings, creating situations that are likely to snowball into complete functional breakdown.

OneFamily’s Young Adults Division addresses the distinct need among this population for emotional support, network building and acquiring the tools necessary to build strong and stable lives.

Young Adult Division Counselors

The counselors in the Young Adults Division come from therapeutic fields and participate in on-going professional training throughout the year. Each counselor is regularly mentored by a senior clinical psychologist.

The counselors function on two levels: Personally providing guidance and counseling to help victims advance toward normative lives – scholastically, emotionally, and in building healthy relationships. And facilitating social programs to build connections between and among the victims, and empowering victims to support and derive strength from each other.

Counselors provide personal counseling, emotional therapy, support groups, guidance in education, direction in choosing a profession, support in achieving professional goals, and emotional and social programming.

The counselors facilitate and participate in the therapeutic retreats in the spring and autumn, summer programs, social events, therapeutic activity groups and special events. One Family counselors provide personal counseling, and a direct, personal presence at family memorial services, family celebrations and home visits.

How you can help us help others

One Family are the voice of Israel’s victims of terror attacks. We are here to help empower Israel to overcome terror when it strikes.

We bring Israel’s victims of terror attacks together into one, national, self-supportive family and champion the rights and needs of victims of terror, and to ensure their rehabilitation and reintegration.

One Family aim to positively affect the rehabilitation of each victim of terror and their family and empower each victim of terror to achieve their financial and emotional independence.

We provide a uniquely comprehensive blend of financial and legal assistance and therapeutic programs tailor-made for each person, delivered in our hallmark “family” atmosphere of togetherness that the victims have come to love and trust.

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalised to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join One Family’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Family

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  •  Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

To support One Family and the counselling programs we offer to victims of terror please go to www.onefamilyuk.org or contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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Father of 4 dies in Lebanon war we support the family

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Ido

One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE OneFamily.

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatised – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

Read here Ido’s story of how he lost his father in the Lebanon war.

“My name is Ido (right in photo). I am 15 years old. I lost my father Danny  in the second Lebanon war. He was based in Kibbutz Kfar Giladi.

One day, a Katyusha rocket detonated near him. He was wounded from the blast and died in the helicopter on the way to the hospital. 11 other soldiers were also killed by this same rocket. I was almost 6 years old when he died, my brother, Tomer was 9, and my sister, Mai was 3. My mother Yifat  has raised all of us on her own and has done an amazing job.

One Family started helping my family right after my father died in the Lebanon war. My brother started going to their youth activities and, when I turned 8, I joined him. I was a part of the summer camp program in Israel. I also had the opportunity to go to  an overnight camp. For the past 10 years, One Family have welcomed many kids from Israel to overseas camps. What I like best about One Family is that I have become so close with the campers and counselors; we are like a real family and are in touch with each other every day.”

About One Family respite camps

Therapeutic camps, organised three times per year for Israeli children victimised by terror, serve as the core of One Family’s youth activities. Three times per year – during the summer, Chanukah and Pesach vacations –  350 children count on the camps to create stability and continuity in their lives, replacing for a short time the fear and doubt they live with daily.

Many of the counselors are terror victims themselves, and are thus best equipped to ask about little details no one else would ever have remembered. The counselors reintroduce these youngsters to life, and often become almost like a father or mother, brother or sister, maintaining contact throughout the year, as the friend these terrified children need when no one else will do.

Children and teens deal with trauma differently than adults. They hold the same pain inside, but don’t know how to express it. One child at camp last year had been in a terrorist attack just a month earlier. Even his physical wounds had not yet healed completely. He was so angry that he would have fits of violence during the day. It was very scary to watch, but everyone understood. After all, they had been through it themselves. Instead of sending him home when it got rough, the counselors met his needs. This sent a very strong message to the rest of the children that the counselors understood them, and that they were prepared to meet the frustrated pain, which the children wouldn’t otherwise be able to express, with strong patience, deep warmth and unconditional love to pull them through.

And the children thrive on this combination of freedom and personal support. It gives them the courage to explore new friendships at One Family camp – peers who have been through the same experiences, and can understand them like no one else.

Format:

Children are organised into groups of 10-15 with one primary counselor, and additional support staff. Groups are divided by age (elementary, middle and high school) and religious observance, to facilitate the children’s comfort and broadest participation in group activities. All groups are brought together for a “happening” during which they enjoy being part of the broader community and renew friendships forged during prior camp seasons.

Summer camp is the longest, at seven days, with a three-day camp taking place each Pesach and Chanukah. The camps take place at different locations throughout Israel, according to the season, at simple guest houses and camping facilities.

The children benefit from a full range of camping activities, each with a therapeutic component, as well as individual and group discussions geared toward helping the campers express their anguish and develop into healthy and contributing adult members of Israeli society.

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One Family’s Youth Division constantly evaluates the progress of all its programming through periodic training and support sessions for the counselors, as well as questionnaires at the end of each therapeutic camp in which counselors and parents evaluate the child’s progress and make recommendations for further action. Planning and follow-up sessions take place in the month before and after each camp to provide for a full exchange of information. These training and support sessions also help the programme’s leaders identify difficulties with particular children and work to solve them through creative solutions and outside advice from professionals, such as One Family’s Youth Division team and staff psychologist.  The questionnaires also allow the programme’s leaders to make necessary changes to the programme and monitor the progress of children

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalized to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join One Family’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Family .

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  • Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

Children have not walked away unscathed by terror. Whether they themselves, a parent, grandparent, or sibling is murdered or injured in an attack – terror overturns the child’s world in an instant.

In one moment, with one act of terror – the people a child naturally turns to for support are also undergoing the deep trauma of terror and do not have the emotional wherewithal to maintain stability for the child.

Even when the child’s family remains intact, often the psychological trauma of the attack cannot be soothed by a family member who must deal with his or her own distress. The children are frequently left with no one to turn to and feel lost in their attempt to make sense of a new and painful reality.

Children who return to the school system after such an ordeal often do not manifest their distress and trauma until long after they are out of the public eye. Frequently their trouble goes unnoticed or is misdiagnosed as a learning disability or other disorder, instead of what it is: excruciatingly painful trauma and an unanswered cry for emotional support.

If you would like to support counselling and summer camps please go to www.onefamilyuk.org/donate or contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org 

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Challenging limits every day after horrific injuries

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One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, those challenging difficulties daily and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE One Family overcoming challenging difficulties everyday.

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatized – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

In this blog read how horrific injuries change Shmouel’s life, but he learns new skills and overcomes challenging injuries to continue supporting his family with newly found skills.

“Hello my name is Adi. I was five years old when my father was wounded. It was Lag Ba’Omer, the evening of May 19, 2003, just after 5 pm. My father, Shmouel, was just finishing his shift as a vascular surgeon in Afula. He was at the entrance to Haamakim mall, on his way to return a movie. At this time, a female terrorist wearing a suicide vest exploded half a meter from him. Three people were killed in the attack, including a guard working on his first shift at the mall.The rescue teams who were in the area considered my father dead.

They didn’t believe he could have survived until he started talking and seeking assistance. At the hospital, his friends, doctors he was just operating with, did not recognize him because of the severe burns and injuries. Since that day, my family has been through a lot of changes and has had to adapt in many areas. Looking back, I believe this disaster only made our family stronger.

My father, who can no longer operate due to the extent of his injuries, has achieved a medical hypnosis license. He keeps challenging the limits every day. He is still happy and inspiring, and is also grateful for surviving that day and being able to take care of his family. As for me, I have learned several values and lessons that I would have never learned any other way. I became acquainted with One Family when I went to Camp , with a group other teenagers. I have been there twice and had such amazing experiences with extraordinary people who I doubt I would have met without One Family. One Family is wonderful and I appreciate their amazing work that has strengthened us all.” 

About One Family Camps

Therapeutic camps, organised three times per year for Israeli children victimised by terror, serve as the core of One Family’s youth activities. Three times per year – during the summer, Chanukah and Pesach vacations –  over 350 children count on the camps to create stability and continuity in their lives, replacing for a short time the fear and doubt they live with daily.

Many of the counselors are terror victims themselves, have overcome challenging circumstances and are therefore best equipped to ask about little details no one else would ever have remembered. The counselors reintroduce these youngsters to life, and often become almost like a father or mother, brother or sister, maintaining contact throughout the year, as the friend these terrified children need when no one else will do.

Children and teens deal with trauma differently than adults. They hold the same pain inside, but don’t know how to express it. Sometimes a child at camp may have been in a terrorist attack just a month earlier. Their physical wounds would not yet healed completely. The child could be so angry that they would have fits of violence during the day. This would be was very scary to watch, but everyone will understood. After all, they had been through it themselves. Instead of sending the  child home when it got rough, the counselors will meet their needs. This sends a very strong message to the rest of the children that the counselors understood them, and that they were prepared to meet the frustrated pain, which the children wouldn’t otherwise be able to express, with strong patience, deep warmth and unconditional love to pull them through.

And the children thrive on this combination of freedom and personal support. It gives them the courage to explore new friendships at One Family camp – peers

Rehabilitation

One Family welcomes victims and their families into our larger family – providing each family the external support needed to prevent further deterioration of the home during the months and years following the attack.

One Family case workers are the critical lynch-pin in all of One Family’s activities, working round the clock to provide individual emotional support, a listening ear, boundless sympathy and empathy with the victims and their circumstances. Each victim is a member of our family – and the staff subsequently treats each family member as a member of their own personal family.

Regular home visits and phone calls are just the beginning. One Family case workers spend hours in hospitals with relatives and wounded victims, and remain in close contact with the families once they return home.

One Family case workers attend every memorial service, and share the joy of family celebrations. At the families’ request, our case workers have been on hand for births, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs and weddings of these families, as they rebuild their lives.

One Family case workers draw on their vast experience and personal contacts to provide assistance beyond the families’ own expectations.

We have enabled terror victims to find jobs and supplemental medical treatment – including life-saving organ transplants – both in Israel and abroad. We have solved housing problems and intervened with schools to ensure that children obtain the educational support they need to succeed.

How you can help

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalised to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join One Family’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Family

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  • Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

To support the children’s holiday camps or support our work in any area please go to www.onefamilyuk.org or contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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Taking the bus to and from work can change your life

In this blog we read three stories of terror when taking the bus to and from work in Israel and how One Family support the families immediately terror strikes. 

One Family is the family of Israel’s victims of terror attacks – those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of terrorist attacks since 2001.

Israel’s victims of terror attacks ARE OneFamily.

We are the premier national organisation that rehabilitates, reintegrates and rebuilds the lives of Israel’s thousands of victims of terror attacks.

One Family is a unique family of professionals, volunteers, supporters and victims – bereaved, maimed and traumatised – young and old – Jews and non-Jews.

One Family is a non-profit organization recognized in Israel, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

One Family empowers victims of terror to rebuild their lives, rehabilitate and reintegrate through emotional, legal, and financial assistance programs geared toward each of the following: Orphans, Bereaved Parents, Parents of Injured Children, Widows and Widowers, Young Adults, and Youth Injured and Bereaved.

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“My name is Bat-el, I am 23 years old, and my family has suffered as a result of terrorism. When I was 8 years old, and my brother Almog was 4, our mother was taken from us by a terrorist. On December 2, 2001, she went to visit her grandmother who was hospitalized in Haifa. On her way back home, she took the number 16 bus. A few seconds after she boarded the bus, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-vest while paying the bus driver. She and 14 others were murdered. My mom’s name was Riki, and we will never forget this day. Our family will never be complete again – there will always be a missing part.  We are trying to get along each day and continue our lives, but as time passes, we only miss her more. She is always on my mind and I’m sure she is in Heaven protecting us. However now, we have a second family, One Family, and they are amazing. Thank you.” 

 

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“My name is Bar Nahum. I am 17 and I live in Karmiel, a small town in the north of Israel. My brother Nir (top) was a commander in the IDF, in an artillery unit. In 2002, at the age of 20, Nir was murdered in a suicide bombing. A terrorist detonated a bomb that he strapped to himself, while on the bus in the Karkur junction. He murdered 14 men, women and children, including my brother. I was just 4 years old when Nir died; we had an amazing connection. 
Five years later, at the age of 19, my other brother, Avihay (bottom left), was serving in the army and died in a car accident. Avihay was a wonderful dancer and loved to make videos. Although both of my brothers were killed during their army service, I know that in 6 months I will go to the army, as well.

I know that there are plenty of reasons to be afraid to live in Israel; however, I don’t think there is any other place that I could live. I was in Poland three months ago and I developed a great understanding of how important it is to have Israel as a country. It is a place where every and any Jewish and non-Jewish person can live and feel safe.” 

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“My name is Lidor, and this is my story. It was March 20th, 2002, and it was a normal morning. My mother, my sister and myself were watching TV. At the same time my dad, Meir, was taking the public bus number 823 to his base near Nazareth as he did everyday. When the bus stopped at the Umm el-Fahm junction, a terrorist armed with a suicide-vest boarded the bus. Five minutes later he detonated himself killing 7 people and wounding 21 others. 
Everyone took it very hard, but I didn’t understand what had really happened as I was very little. People tell me that my dad had a heart of gold and a loved everyone around him. They tell me that I look just like him. When I first came to One Family, the story was still sensitive to me, but after a few years of being with great people who truly care it became possible for me to overcome the tragedy and speak freely about it. Last summer, while taking part in the One Family program at summer camp, I told my story to the whole camp. It was a very special and important moment for me. I can only say one word: thanks

About One Family Camps

Children are organised into groups of 10-15 with one primary counselor, and additional support staff. Groups are divided by age (elementary, middle and high school) and religious observance, to facilitate the children’s comfort and broadest participation in group activities. All groups are brought together for a “happening” during which they enjoy being part of the broader community and renew friendships forged during prior camp seasons.

Summer camp is the longest, at seven days, with a three-day camp taking place each Pesach and Chanuka. The camps take place at different locations throughout Israel, according to the season, at simple guest houses and camping facilities.

The children benefit from a full range of camping activities, each with a therapeutic component, as well as individual and group discussions geared toward helping the campers express their anguish and develop into healthy and contributing adult members of Israeli society.

One Family’s Youth Division constantly evaluates the progress of all its programming through periodic training and support sessions for the counselors, as well as questionnaires at the end of each therapeutic camp in which counselors and parents evaluate the child’s progress and make recommendations for further action. Planning and follow-up sessions take place in the month before and after each camp to provide for a full exchange of information. These training and support sessions also help the programme’s leaders identify difficulties with particular children and work to solve them through creative solutions and outside advice from professionals, such as One Family’s Youth Division team and staff psychologist.  The questionnaires also allow the programme’s leaders to make necessary changes to the programme and monitor the progress of children

Children have not walked away unscathed by terror. Whether they themselves, a parent, grandparent, or sibling is murdered or injured in an attack – terror overturns the child’s world in an instant.

In one moment, with one act of terror – the people a child naturally turns to for support are also undergoing the deep trauma of terror and do not have the emotional wherewithal to maintain stability for the child.

Even when the child’s family remains intact, often the psychological trauma of the attack cannot be soothed by a family member who must deal with his or her own distress. The children are frequently left with no one to turn to and feel lost in their attempt to make sense of a new and painful reality.

Children who return to the school system after such an ordeal often do not manifest their distress and trauma until long after they are out of the public eye. Frequently their trouble goes unnoticed or is misdiagnosed as a learning disability or other disorder, instead of what it is: excruciatingly painful trauma and an unanswered cry for emotional support.

To support the One Family holiday camps please go to www.onefamilyuk.org or contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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Big Brother and Big Sister program- makes a difference

Big Brother and Big Sister Program

One Family’s Big Brother and Sister Program is one effort within a continuum of care for the most emotionally fragile children in our Youth Division. Those who have lost a parent or older sibling are paired with university-aged students who support and help them address the special difficulties of growing up in their painfully circumstances through direct and personal contact.

The Big Brother and Sister Program pairs those children and teens most in need of strong emotional guidance with Big Brothers and Sisters who become just that – caring, mature role models, always at their side whether in person, by phone, or by social networking media. Their time together can include fun excursions, help with school work, and participation in joint gatherings with similarly bereaved and injured children and their Big Brothers and Sisters.

This contact serves a dual purpose. It transmits the message that someone special cares and is there for them, offering friendship and emotional support. While creating opportunities for the Big Brother or Sister to monitor the child’s recovery and needs, be they material, educational, medical, or psychological.

The Big Brothers and Sisters are also present for the child’s birthday, and on the memorial day for the family member whom the child has lost. They are always prepared to offer support and nurturing, whenever and however the children may need them.

Read in this blog how the One Family Big Brother and Big Sister program supports children and families throughout their most terrible trauma.

The assistance and support that is given to children though the Big Brother and Sister Program, not only supports the children but also supports the surviving parents, and we aim to continue to expand the complete package that we can offer. The program provides emotional guidance to children who themselves or their immediate families have been affected by terror.

These children have all experienced significant loss of a sibling or parent; their families are always suffering a level of dysfunction as a result. The children come from all over the country, the common thread among them being they have all lost a sibling or parent in a terrorist attack, but they are from differing social backgrounds. The program is led by two coordinators who are professional trained psychologists, who are responsible for the northern and southern parts of the country separately.

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Each Area Coordinator identifies which child would benefit from being part of the program. The counsellors who act as big brother and sisters commit to a minimum of three hours per week, for a year;  that will be spent with the child, helping with homework, playing, engaging in sports or leisure activities and creating a strong emotional bond that enables the counsellor to provide support and guidance for socialisation issues that the child experiences.

The program provides initial training and vetting of counsellors, as well as three sessions during the year to track the progress of the match and a follow up session at the end of the year, to assess the child’s emotional progress. Throughout the program the counsellor is available to support the child with existing and emerging needs, in order to allow the child to make the necessary adjustments in his or her life in a safe and nurturing environment, so that the child can regain his or her emotional stability.

One Family patterns this program after other programs in Israel such as University run PERACH programs, or programs run by the Big Brother & Sisters of Israel Organisation – the major difference being that One Family’s program assist only children who are bereaved in terrorist attacks. As such, the training we provide the counsellors is specialised and attuned to the needs of the terror victims, to deal with the particular trauma they have experienced, across the religious and social divide.

The individual counsellors are volunteers and are given a scholarship for their post-secondary studies, as customary in Israel and a stipend for expenses incurred during activities with the child.big brother

Parents and counsellors each complete a feedback form at the end of the year, which is collated and assessed by a professional team. The feedback is processed into the different areas of our work and then discussed at a board meeting where decisions are delegated to the appropriate manager to process and follow through for the next year.

The results are used to aid the assessment and to provide accurate information on the child’s progress for the coming year.

Read here how Big Brother and Big Sister progam has helped victims this year in their own words:

When a child loses a brother, a sister, or a parent – the pain and trauma is excruciating. One Family pairs children who have been victimised by terror with older teens or young adults, some of whom were themselves victimised in similar circumstances, to help fill part of the void left behind. “The pairs are matched to fit the individual needs of the child and his/her family to share and heal together, and to empower young victims of terror to adjust to their circumstances and to continue with their lives” said Racheli, the program coordinator.

This summer the participants took part in an end of year celebration, where they enjoyed sharing special projects they had worked on together. “It took a lot of courage to stand up and share their experiences, as most of the time the pairs meet in a one-to-one environment, usually at the child’s home or at a park, ice cream parlor or cinema.

Chai, age 10 and Moriah age 23 from Efrat love animals and spent their time together visiting the zoo and watching movies about animals and friendships. “We made our own model of a farm with our favourite animals, which we called “Meshek Chai v Inbal”. It was so much fun and we laughed a lot!” said Chai and Moriah.

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The girls made a collage of their time together, where they did many art activities and shared ice cream and went to movies.

The girls will probably not be able to do this next year as their families are moving out of town and it will be too far for them to visit. They said they will still stay In contact and they have a very special friendship thanks to the program.

 

For each victim of terror, the support offered by One Family is personalized to his or her needs. For some, One Family helps them locate work; for others, One Family offers a chance to participate in retreat where they can connect with other victims. Still others, after isolating themselves for many months or even years, may join One Family’s soccer team or cooking classes. Below are just a few of the programs sponsored by One Family :

  • Bereaved Parents – £500 enables a bereaved mother or father to participate in a three-day retreat, where they have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents, and join in professionally-run activities to help them cope with their loss.
  • Therapeutic Youth-Camp Scholarship – £1,000 pays for a young victim of terror to take part in a therapeutic camp experience where they participate in expressive arts, sports, outdoor adventure and therapeutic group programming.
  • Adopt a Family – £7,500 per year provides essential financial and emotional support for a family to help them move forward in their lives after an attack.
  • Higher Education Fund – £10,000 will enable to university or college aged victim to complete a degree.

To support the Big Brother and Big Sister program please go to www.onefamilyuk.org or contact andrew@onefamilyuk.org

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