My name is Sarah Ruza, the founder & director at Yachol-ikann (Yacholet) and I am asking you to take a moment to read about who we are and how you can help these amazing young adults.
Yacholet is a non-profit organization set up to offset the cost of mental health treatment and living expenses for young Jewish adults. We provide a non-judgmental healing environment that offers both supportive services, prevention and educational programs. We also serve as a bridge between Ikann Wellness Center and other organizations, that offer therapy, coaching, holistic care, and IOP services.
Our goal is to encourage clients to work beyond their issues and envision a healthier and more stable life for themselves. Yacholet is a kosher establishment that recognizes the importance of finding balance in the physical, spiritual, and emotional realms of life. We assist with spiritual interventions and support the reconnection of a positive, loving relationship with Hashem and the self. Through the support of Ikann Wellness and its skilled practitioners, we have witnessed clients make positive changes in their lives and truly thrive.
We work with individuals aged 18 to 29 who come from mostly observant homes and have been facing personal challenges such as homelessness, self-harm, depression, and trauma, to name a few. We carefully assess each client's unique set of circumstances and create treatment goals and a supportive plan to help them thrive.
We greatly appreciate your financial contributions. By making a donation to Yachol-Ikann, you make it possible for individuals to receive the daily support they need, including housing, food, coaching, therapists, nutritional support, or a shoulder to lean on. When an individual lacks the financial resources to pay for their treatment or living expenses, Yachol-Ikann steps in to help offset these costs and provide transportation to treatment and other appointments, as well as a supportive living environment.
Your contribution can sponsor treatment for a month, groceries, or even a therapy horse. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that clients receive the necessary treatment, regardless of their financial situation. However, we can only achieve this with your help!
Please consider supporting this program and keeping it as a viable solution for young adults in distress. Imagine if it were your child or grandchild in need of these services, and remember that we are all connected. The mitzvah of supporting Yachol-Ikann is significant, as you will be helping to save lives.
I receive daily calls from individuals in desperate need of help but simply cannot afford it. Some do not have insurance, while others lack the necessary finances. There are also cases where individuals have utilized their insurance for treatment but find themselves without a safe place to go once it concludes. It is crucial that we secure ongoing funding for our organization to ensure we can continue providing assistance to those in need. Please consider making a contribution to help us maintain our mission of helping those who are most vulnerable and in dire need. Your support is invaluable in making a difference in their lives.
"This program saved my life , I don't know where I would be...they took me in with no way to repay them". 26 year old female