WJCS Receives Additional Grant Money for Holocaust Survivors in Westchester

Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Westchester County is home to many survivors of one of the darkest periods in Jewish history. Elderly and fragile, many Holocaust survivors need financial and personal assistance to help them maintain a safe home environment.

With funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., WJCS has, for many years, offered Holocaust survivors in the Westchester community subsidized home health care and other vital services necessary to maintain a safe home environment. Recently, the Claims Conference successfully negotiated for and obtained increased funding from the German government, and so WJCS is able to provide home and personal care aides to an even greater number of Holocaust victims. Getting assistance with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, eating, administering medication, light housekeeping, cooking, and shopping enables many survivors to age in place and continue living in their homes. 

An individual is deemed eligible for home care assistance, based on several factors. In order to qualify, an individual must be a Holocaust survivor living in Westchester County and meet criteria outlined by the Claims Conference.

For further information on eligibility, visit the Claims Conference website or call Debbie Schrag, WJCS coordinator at 914-71-0600 ext. 2232.


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