Who we help.
We all draw on financial resources and human connections to help us through challenging times.
People who come to Yad Chessed often have two “empty buckets,” meaning they lack financial resources and a social support system. They reach out to us when they have nowhere else to turn.
Snapshot of who we serve
Yad Chessed helps people across our Jewish community who face financial and complex challenges. Here’s a snapshot of those whose lives are positively impacted by Yad Chessed's support and guidance.
live on $24,000 or less a year
of households with children at home are led by single parents
have a college or graduate degree
are between ages 50 and 70
Our clients are your neighbors, friends and families in more than 151 cities and towns across Massachusetts and surrounding regions.
“When Yad Chessed called me, I broke down in tears. That I had actually been addressed in a respectful, dignified and caring way reconfirmed the difference that we human beings can make in each other’s lives.”
“I am a child survivor of the Holocaust, and was left without my parents from the age of 3. Now as an adult living in subsidized housing, I turned to Yad Chessed for help when my medical needs became too much for my fixed income."
"I never expected to be in a situation where I was at risk of eviction, but Yad Chessed’s support has seen me through. I am thankful and humbled."
“Thank you again for all of your help and attention during a terrifying time for me and my family. Having someone check up on us, brainstorm ideas, refer us to services, and give advice made a huge difference and meant we didn't have to sleep in our car."
"Without your kindness and special efforts on my behalf, I don’t know how I would be able to survive the housing and health challenges that I’ve faced."
Help starts here
Yad Chessed builds, fortifies, and unites our entire community by creating avenues for all to support one another through the mitzvot of chessed (kindness) and tzedakah (charity)