Mental health impacts everyone. It is a crisis that is increasing like never before and adolescents are amongst the hardest hit. The Orthodox Jewish community is in no way immune. With 1 in 5 adolescents facing a mental health challenge in any given year, we are facing an invisible emergency.
Noa is there to provide these girls with practical, emotional and therapeutic help through one-to-one support. Noa’s creative approach, tailored to meet each girl’s unique needs, ensures that girls are empowered to overcome their struggles and build happier, healthier and more hopeful futures.
Noa works very discreetly, knowing how vital it is to girls and their families that their privacy is protected. Many of the girls Noa supports will not access any other voluntary services within the community nor engage with external statutory services.
The enormity of the Covid-19 pandemic on girls who are navigating mental health struggles is undeniable. On a daily basis we are seeing the impact that the pandemic is having on adolescent girls and we are experiencing an unprecedented surge in referrals. Noa’s waiting list has doubled in size in the last 6 months and girls, who in other years we would have taken on as an urgent priority, are being denied the support they need as we simply have no more capacity to take on ‘just one more’ girl.
No Girl Alone
Noa currently supports 180 girls in a year, with 102 girls receiving weekly support. There are 58 girls on our waiting list and we anticipate that it will continue increasing.
We are relying on the generosity of the community to come together on the 18-19 April to raise £1,000,000 in 36 hours so that we can continue supporting our current girls and take on every girl from our waiting list. We must open our doors so that no girl is left to face her challenges alone.
Throughout the campaign, every donation will be doubled. Every donation will bring us that bit closer to helping us to reach our target so that we can meet the explosion in need for our service.
Thank you so much for your generosity.