Meet Chaim. A loving father. A devoted husband. A hard working business owner. An upstanding member of the frum community.
What people don’t know about Chaim is that he has debilitating anxiety. He is plagued with constant nightmares. He struggles to control his frightening flashbacks.
You see, Chaim is a survivor of sexual abuse.
Thousands of survivors in the Jewish community suffer with loneliness. They carry the burden of a secret too heavy to carry themselves. After everything they’ve been through, sexual abuse survivors should never have to feel ashamed or alone. They deserve to be embraced. They deserve to be heard. They deserve to belong.
That’s why Ray of Hope is creating a community for survivors.
Ray of Hope began in 2019, when founder, Zeldy Broyde, noticed the lack of resources and support for survivors of sexual abuse in the Jewish community. Ray of Hope was born with the mission to build a world where Jewish women, men, and families have access to the tools they need to heal from the traumatic effects of their past.
With 16 active support groups and over 350 members, Ray of Hope offers a safe and supportive community, providing resources, referrals, and funding for therapies and treatments. Together with the help of licensed clinicians and facilitators, Ray of Hope supports survivors with the utmost sensitivity and care. They provide individualized support, send out care packages, and arrange events and retreats for our brothers and sisters who struggle with the loneliness and isolation of being a survivor.
Today, Ray of Hope is raising the funds to continue and expand their crucial work.
Chaim might be your next door neighbor. He may be your coworker, your chavrusa, or even a good friend.
The stigma and shame of his past keeps Chaim silent. What if it will affect his children’s shidduchim? What if others start looking at him differently? What if his family becomes less respected? And so, Chaim remains alone.
Please allow Chaim the opportunity to unload his secret. Give him and other survivors the gift of community. Let them know they aren’t alone.
Join us in raising $800,000 for survivors of abuse.
Give Chaim a second chance. Click here to donate now.