As Chai Lifeline’s recently published Impact Report shows, 2021 was a year of significant accomplishment for the organization. The report highlights Chai Lifeline’s major achievements and the vital work taking place on the local and global levels, as well as the significant impact on nearly 6,000 families around the world.
The past few years and the restrictions and limitations of COVID-19 have led to a change in the organization’s approach to care. To best serve Chai Lifeline’s children and families, the focus has shifted from the hospitals to the community—providing programs and services directly to families, in innovative, impactful, and safe ways.
In 2021, dedicated case managers and volunteers pivoted from hospital consultations to home-based and virtual visits. If a child could not travel to Camp Simcha, Chai Lifeline brought Simcha to them (more than 1,000 campers) through Camp Simcha Without Borders initiatives across our 12 regions. More than 800 children living with illness or loss in their families took part in i-Shine afterschool programs hosted in their local schools. When communities around the globe—from Meron, Israel to Surfside, Florida—were struck by catastrophic events, our crisis intervention teams mobilized to offer immediate mental health support and resources, reaching tens of thousands worldwide.
While Chai Lifeline’s approach may have changed, its impact has strengthened.
Read the report below.