JTeen Respond to Crisis in Israel

Dear JTeen Community,

We hope this message finds you and your families in good health and safety during these challenging times. The recent events unfolding in Israel have deeply affected us all, particularly our young people. At JTeen, we’ve committed substantial resources to provide unwavering support for our kids and parents facing this trying situation. Here’s an update on our ongoing efforts:

  1. Unprecedented Youth Outreach: Over the past week, we’ve seen an overwhelming response from our youth. More than 100 kids have reached out to us via our phone and text line, which is double our usual volume. Our commitment to being there for them has never been stronger.
  2. Extended Support Hours: To better serve the growing need, we’ve extended our JTeen Support Hours. Kids can now contact us from noon to midnight, ensuring they have a lifeline when they need it most.
  3. School Visits and Support: Our support extends beyond the phone lines. We’ve been actively engaged with five schools, offering essential support to both students and staff. We’re proud that more schools have reached out to us, requesting the assistance of our therapists and resources.
  4. Empowering Parents: Knowledge is power. Our recent parent event, featuring therapists who provided advice and valuable tips, was a resounding success. The event was viewed by over 1,000 people through our live session and YouTube channel, which you can access via a link on our website.
  5. Community Event for Teens: On Thursday 12th October, we organized a dedicated webinar for teenagers, engaging 150 participants from schools in London, Gibraltar, and Belgium. During this event, expert therapists addressed their questions and concerns. The aim of this event was to foster a sense of togetherness, strength, and support as we navigate these challenging times together.
  6. Increased Therapist Availability: We understand the urgency of the situation. To ensure we’re meeting the growing demand for our services, we’ve made sure to have more qualified therapists available on our helpline to assist those in need.

But perhaps most significantly, we’ve witnessed a substantial influx of teenagers seeking therapy and support during these trying times. The demand for our teen therapy services has risen dramatically, reflecting the gravity of the current situation and the essential role JTeen plays in providing the necessary emotional support.

As we navigate through these complex times, JTeen remains committed to standing with our youth and their families. The demands on our resources have never been greater, and we anticipate that our involvement will continue to expand as the situation evolves.

Your unwavering support is critical in enabling us to carry out this vital work. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of the young people we serve.

If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to reach out via the links below.  We value your continued partnership in making a positive impact.

Warm regards,

Yaakov Barr

CEO J Teen