Social & Humanitarian
HELPING INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED OF CRUCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD
American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) maintains an exciting and far-reaching initiative to help coordinate and advance its social and humanitarian efforts. G-POSH, or Good People Offering Social and Humanitarian Help is a multi-faceted program, engaging in many such Chabad-Lubavitch projects.
Hurricane Katrina, the Tsunamis of Thailand and Japan, disasters such as the earthquake in Nepal as well as Hurricane Sandy and Irma, all presented logistical challenges and the need for crucial help in navigating the maze of government bureaucracies and civilian humanitarian efforts. By activating our large national and international network of affiliates, American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) helps communities and organizations "connect the dots" in order to bring relief and assistance to those who need it most.
Officials often need personnel, and personnel need resources. Our effort helps bring them all together, as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our colleagues on the ground speak the language, know the terrain, and have what it takes to help their communities and volunteers who often join them, get life back to normal quickly and energetically.
Social service initiatives of Chabad-Lubavitch affiliates also run the gamut, from counseling, crisis intervention, and drug rehabilitation, to food and job banks, community assistance efforts and immigrant resettlement programs. Chabad-Lubavitch has developed very successful chaplaincy programs, across the nation and around the world, reaching out to Jewish men and women in the Armed Forces, hospitals and prisons, and providing crucial assistance to their families who are often so alone and desperate.