An initiative of Agudath Israel Midwest Region, Gesher is a cost-efficient answer to local families in need. We seek to collaborate with local organizations to provide Cleveland families access to benefits and government programs they’re eligible for. By helping eliminate cultural barriers and leveraging strong partnerships, we ultimately help families overcome the challenges of financial hardship.
WHO WE ARE
HOW WE HELP
Navigating the inner workings of government programs poses an unnecessary, added strain to families facing financial hardships. This is where Gesher steps in. In conjunction with the JFSA, we work to open doors that are otherwise locked to those in need. As community builders, the Federation and Gesher create a synergy that fuels client referral on an individual level, on behalf of the community.
Gesher, a benefits referral program, was founded in 2013 to help Jewish Cleveland families access much needed support. Gesher helps eliminate cultural barriers to accessing and applying for assistance programs and uses dedicated and trained benefits counselors to help families meet the challenges of financial hardship, connect our clients with quality services, which will eventually lead to economic self-sufficiency.
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