A Drop-In Centre for Holocaust Survivors: Inspiring Hope, Meaning, and Purpose

By Myra Giberovitch

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2006

A Drop-in Centre at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors, a community-based agency, addresses Holocaust survivors' needs for socialization with peers and fosters a sense of community- and belonging. It also serves as an entry point for survivors who have had little or no previous contact with the Jewish community and integrates them into further involvement within the agency. Its holistic approach gives members a sense of autonomy and control as they learn new coping skills and wellness strategies to improve their quality of life. This article discusses the program's creation, evolution, and success in reaching out to Holocaust survivors.

Topic: Social Services, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 81, No. 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Canada

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Giberovitch, Myra. A Drop-In Centre for Holocaust Survivors: Inspiring Hope, Meaning, and Purpose. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2006: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1056


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