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We keep our community healthier by treating body, mind, and spirit.

We bring dignity and compassion to our work with children, adults, and families so that everyone can reach their potential, no matter their circumstances. We help heal people facing trauma and grief, offer critical services to individuals struggling with mental illness, and comfort people through spiritual care and hospice.

The Facts:

  • 275,000 children in New York State suffer from mental illness.
  • 112,000 local Jewish households need help for a loved one suffering from a serious or chronic illness.
  • Suicides have become the second-leading cause of death among teens in the U.S., surpassing homicides.  

Our Impact:

  • 440,000 mental health counseling sessions are provided in New York annually. Learn more about how we're supporting mental health here.
  • 80,000 Israeli kids are overcoming cycles of poverty and abuse through counseling and early intervention.
  • $14.8 million was secured in government funding — thanks to our lobbying efforts — for low-income child care vouchers.
  • 23 Jewish community centers supported by UJA offer fun fitness programs, helping individuals and families at every stage of life.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.


Give to UJA and help millions of people live better lives.