“The Gelt Charitable Foundation strives to uplift people and spread light into the world.”
The Gelt Charitable Foundation works to ensure that our communities at large receive the mental, physical, and emotional help they need. Through programs such as Lone Soldier Adoption, addiction awareness and support, and suicide alertness, we have assisted dozens of communities nationwide, ensuring that help and prevention is affordable and easy to access.
Some of the work we are doing:
We support and sponsor suicide prevention workshops thought the country.
We have been focused on have been to sponsoring #safetalk suicide prevention workshops. Where we bring in a certified safe talk instructor and educate communities on how to be on the lookout for people who may be G-d forbid thinking of bad things, and the best way to intervene. Sadly, this is the 10th leading cause of death in the country with over 1 million attempts a year, with the number growing. This is the second leading cause of death of our youth ages 14-29. As well another horrible fact is that 20 veterans a day take their own lives. These are heartbreaking numbers; I am proud to say that last year when we started to get involved with this, we put on over 14 workshops and over 400 people attended them.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for young adults ages 15-24. This shocking statistic is solvable, and future suicides are preventable. The Gelt Charitable Foundation employs the safeTALK suicide alertness model, and has made the training available in over thirty cities nationwide to date. Our goal is to reach every city, school, and community in the United States. Together, we can make our communities safer from suicide.
safeTALK three hour evidence based suicide prevention workshop, developed by Livingworks, a internationally recognized suicide prevention organization. It teaches participants how to recognize signs of suicide, and offer help immediately and effectively. Participants receive a CEU eligible certificate upon successfully completing the workshop.
Upcoming #Safetalk Workshops
March 15th: Crown Heights postponed stay tuned for new date
March 25th: University of Pennsylvania postponed stay tuned for new date
March 30th: Richboro, PA postponed stay tuned for new date
April 2nd and 3rd: Jewish Family and Children Services postponed stay tuned for new date
April 19th: Chabad of Bedford, NY postponed stay tuned for new date
April 30: Jewish Family and Children Services postponed stay tuned for new date
May 3rd: Chabad of Tampa postponed stay tuned for new date
May 6th: Chabad of Aventura postponed stay tuned for new date
We tell virtually every suicidal person to do it. It’s part of most suicide prevention campaigns. When we don’t have the answers, it’s where we tell our loved ones they’ll find them. “See a therapist.” And yet suicide prevention experts say outside of psychiatrists, the majority of mental health professionals have minimal to no formal training in how to effectively treat suicidal people.
We support Recovery Programs:
Another program that we support is the Minhag recovery program, we also started to sponsor this program help at a local synagogue In Boca Raton, Fl. There are countless families who have been torn apart by addiction issues. Since the summer of 2019, we have provided every Sunday a recovery program based in a synagogue lead by a Rabbi who only deals with addiction issues. We are trying to provide a safe community of support to those who are in recovery as well as their families and support networks.
Adopt A Lone Soldier
The Gelt Charitable Foundation sponsors a brave young man who is part of the IDF Lone Soldier Program.
What is a lone soldier?
A lone soldier is defined as a serviceman or woman without immediate family in Israel. Lone soldiers serve in regular units with their Israeli peers in the IDF. They have volunteered to serve in the IDF to protect the land of Israel and our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. They left the comforts of their home to do so.
Lone soldiers get support from the IDF and Israeli government ministries, but most of the time, it is not nearly enough to sustain themselves.
There are approximately 2,000 lone soldiers currently serving in the IDF from hundreds of cities throughout North America.
We want to help and ensure that these lone soldiers, who serve the whole 2 years and 8 months, will be stress-free from any financial burden during and/or after their service. The main focus of these brave heroes should be to train, serve and protect Israel and her people. They shouldn’t worry about how they will pay their rent, pay their bills and buy their food for the month. Lone soldiers go through enough traumatic experiences; they shouldn’t have to go through more.
We would like to thank those who makes this possible.
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