CONNECTIONS and LINKS
Founded in 1987, Connections and Links is a trusted nonprofit organization that has worked with underserved Israeli communities for 35 years. Via dynamic workshops, group therapy, and grassroots community-based empowerment programs, Connections and Links has made a meaningful impact in the lives of thousands of Israelis, especially residents of the south.
The pain and trauma caused by ongoing hostilities is acutely felt by children. A survey conducted by Israel Central Bureau of Statistics found that rates of serious emotional distress have sharply increased since the onset of the pandemic.
- 33% of Israeli adults report feeling anxious and/or depressed
- 26% of people over age 65 report being in a negative mental state
- 25% of parents say their children's emotional state has worsened