I joined Chai Lifeline as a case manager, where I spend my time connecting to families, visiting clients in the hospital, counseling, and bringing smiles to dark places. In between all the running around, I’m on my phone, calling families, running our mom’s support group, and juggling meetings with staff. Some of my most meaningful moments happen during times of crisis. G-d gave us each different strengths and staying calm and helping people through the delicate and painful time that a crisis creates, is something that I have been blessed to do well. I am grateful for all the times that I have been able to help families through very challenging times.
The other part of working for Chai Lifeline that really speaks to me is the “national family” feel. Whether it’s a quick text to our National Case Managers chat asking for a referral or idea, to share a story, or hearing from staff members at our virtual lunches—knowing that I don’t need to make big decisions on my own and that there are always people here to help with any questions, and bumps that may come up. Most of all, I love feeling that I can make a real difference.