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Family ID: 2871

Family B.

Married
3 children

The difficult accident I underwent 2 years ago caused me to be confined to my house, to leave my job and even to take care of my 3 children I am unable. My wife, who suffers from a rare illness went through a couple of surgeries in her head and suffers from terrible pains. Due to our health condition we both have difficulty functioning and our financial situation, which even before the accident was not easy, is now extremely difficult and we are going bankrupt. We have no money for mundane necessities. We are positive people who don’t tend to ask for help and we are looking for work that will suit our physical limitations, but right now the difficult situation left us with no choice but to turn to you for help.
Children's ages: 8, 10, 11

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$26  left to go

Family ID: 2876

Family C.

Married
5 children under 20 years old

At the Barbarella hospital Family C. left their 19 year old daughter after she was diagnosed as mentally disabled. As a result of her situation, the mother, who has an additional 5 children to take care of, does not work at a permanent job. The father works hard in order to support his family but is unable to withstand the many expenses of rent, current payments and the children's needs. The family is in a difficult financial distress, together with the terrible pain of their older sister’s severe mental condition. Food products will surely cheer up up their broken souls and help them forget their hunger.
Children's ages: 12, 14, 16, 17, 19

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$161  left to go

Family ID: 2882

Family L.

Divorced
3 children under 20 years old

Since the birth of Y’s fourth child her mental situation has deteriorated and she is being treated at the Mental Health Center. The child was born with medical problems that required many surgeries in Israel and abroad and there may be further surgeries in the future. Y.'s children have many emotional problems and she has to be absent from her work often in order to provide them with the treatments they need. The family live in a small 2-room apartment.
Children's ages: 8, 11, 16

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$200  left to go

Family ID: 2802

Family H.

Married
6 children

A fragile woman by nature, L. suffered from an abusive husband for over a decade. She vainly hoped that their 6 children would be sufficient cause for him to buckle down and take responsibility, but to no avail. Being left with no other choice, she pressed charges and her husband V. was locked away for 2 years. While incarcerated, V. made remarkable progress in rehabilitation and did everything in his power to rebuild his life. Today V. is proud to provide for his family, and willingly accepts any job he is offered. Yet, despite his hard work and good intentions, their family of 9 survives on a monthly income of a mere 4,000 NIS and at times even less. After paying rent, utilities, and tuition, little is left to purchase even the most basic of food products.
Children's ages: 11, 13, 13, 15, 17, 18

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$25  left to go

Family ID: 2815

Family G.

Married
8 children

Since their marriage, Family G., a large family, have been living in rented apartments with no permanent residence. The family’s budget is very tight and insufficient. The couple have no financial or emotional support from their parents. The father has psychiatric problems and suffers from psychological anxiety which interferes with his day-to-day functioning and is therefore not capable of sticking to a job for a long period of time. The mother is busy with the functioning of her house and little children alone and is collapsing under the burden. Recently, one of their children was badly injured in a road accident and the family, which was already dealing with terrible distress, are going through an extremely difficult period.
Children's ages: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$157  left to go

Family ID: 2817

Family G.

Married
11 children

All the children of Family G. were diagnosed with ADHD and some of them also with serious behavioural problems. The children take medication. The father suffers from various health problem and presently can not work. He receives a stipend for his disability. The mother is very devoted and cares for her children as much as possible but due to the difficult financial situation the family are missing basic necessities. The childrens’ situation is deteriorating since their terrible conditions do not allow them to develop properly.
Children's ages: 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 19

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$161  left to go

Family ID: 2833

Family S.

Divorced
4 children

A, divorced, lives in a rented 3.5 room apartment with her 4 daughters. She suffers from health and mental problems and terrible financial situation. A. worked until a year ago, when there was a deterioration in her medical situation and she could not continue working. In her last pregnancy she suffered from depression and is under medication. Her daughters suffer too from behavioural and emotional problems and are been taken care of by a psychologist. A. is overloaded with the great responsibility she has and is always worrying how to support her family. She is doing everything she can in order to get back to herself and to lead a normal life.
Children's ages: 3, 6, 12, 15

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$10  left to go

Family ID: 2843

Family A.

Divorced
2 children under 20 years old

M. is a single-parented mother who lives with her 3 children in a small and poor rented apartment. The apartment is neglected, the cupboards are broken and falling apart, there are windows missing and the walls are moldy. M. earns minimum wage, receives alimony from the children’s father and a small sum for housing benefit. M. does her best to provide her children everything she can but she has difficulty functioning and managing the household. At school the children have learning and social problems and at home they are lacking significant stimuli which is important for a normal development. Their financial situation is terrible and the mother has no possibility to meet her children’s requirements. M. has no teeth and it is noticeable that the care for her children is on account of her health.
Children's ages: 12, 17

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$37  left to go

Family ID: 2844

Family C.

Married
3 children

Family C. numbers a couple and 3 children. About a year ago a cancerous growth was discovered in A’s leg. A. had an operation and started chemotherapy treatments. The treatments cause terrible side effects, weakness and pain. A. can hardly walk and is afraid to stay at home on his own. His wife had to leave her job in order to devote herself to A. and the children. The couple have limited support from their families. Apart from the current expenses, they have exceptional expenses such as babysitters, travel expenses and medication and although it was extremely difficult for them to request help, they had no choice.
Children's ages: 3, 5, 6

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$10  left to go

Family ID: 2845

Family C.

Married
2 children under 20 years old

Family C. live together with their 5 children in a small crowded apartment. The father has not worked for many years due to a rare chronic illness that damages his immune system. Additionally he suffers from painful joint infections, wounds in his legs and tears in the tendons The suffering he is going through causes him depression and difficulty sleeping at night, but despite everything he is an extremely devoted father to his children and showers them with lots of warmth and love. The mother works part-time and invests a lot in her children and their education. Due to her husband’s health and mental condition the children suffer from a severe lack of nutrition.
Children's ages: 9, 12

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$106  left to go

Family ID: 2852

Family H.

Divorced
6 children under 20 years old

N. is a mother to 8 children who escaped by the skin of her teeth from a difficult violent married life. N. has a young child who is disabled and very ill. N. lives in a rented apartment and tries to provide her children with warmth and happiness which was so much lacking in the family’s difficult years. At the home visit we were shocked to see the fridge empty, the poverty and the lack of toys for the children. It was heartbreaking to see the childrens’ situation that in addition to the difficulties they underwent, which left many scars in their hearts, they are constantly dealing with the difficulty of such an ill sister and a terrible lack. There is no doubt that helping this family with food vouchers will allow all of us to sleep better - knowing that these dear children are no longer hungry.
Children's ages: 2, 4, 6, 9, 9, 11

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$63  left to go

Family ID: 2874

Family G.

Married
5 children under 20 years old

When the doctors diagnosed a growth in my head, all I thought about was who will bring up my children. I have 10 children at home and during the first years of our marriage we lived off child benefit only. A few years ago I went out to work in order to improve the financial situation but due to my health condition I can’t work at a permanent job and for the last 2 years I have not worked at all. I hardly manage alone with the upbringing of the children and the running of the house but I try my best to take care of my children’s needs. Due to the severe financial situation at home and my difficult health condition some of the children suffer from various emotional problems. Your help with food coupons will greatly alleviate my stress knowing that at least the children are not lacking food.
Children's ages: 10, 12, 14, 16, 19

Referral source: Social services

Monthly support goal:  $200 in food stamps

$106  left to go

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