Faces of The Fellowship: Hila
The Fellowship | December 20, 2017
The Fellowship Crisis Hotline is a call center available to anyone in Israel – and is often a last hope for people who’ve reached their limit. Our operators assist callers by directing them to a Fellowship project or other non-profit or government organization that can help. We help callers like Hila:
Hila was running out of options. She had just moved to a new city and had two teenagers who depended on her.
Hila didn’t know how she had gotten to this point in her life: she was recovering from a physically abusive relationship, in a lot of debt, and didn’t have any family or friends she could ask for support. Now a single mother, after leaving the husband that abused her for years, her small savings just wasn’t enough to care for her children. She struggled to find a job, but refused to give up her search. As the days passed, she sunk deeper and deeper into a financial hole and felt she couldn’t climb out.
On the day she dialed the Fellowship Crisis Hotline’s number, she had absolutely no food in her house. Overwhelmed and scared, Hila decided to contact the hotline as a last hope. When she heard the friendly, calm operator ask how he could help her, tears ran down her face because she knew someone was finally listening.
Fellowship operators receive so many calls like Hila’s – from parents and sometimes children calling to say they have no food in their refrigerator – so the operator knew exactly what to do. The operator quickly contacted one of The Fellowship‘s partner organizations, so the family could receive food boxes that day. We also delivered beds for the children, who were sleeping on the floor.
For Hila, and so many like her, the Fellowship Crisis Hotline brings hope and comfort. Thank you to our donors for supporting this important project!