Gesher, an initiative of Agudath Israel Midwest Region, is part of a growing effort across Ohio to advise clients about the local, state, and federal benefits for which they are eligible.
Gesher is a cost-efficient answer to local families in need. It emphasizes solutions that are common-sense and easy to access. Gesher seeks to collaborate with local organizations to provide Jewish Cleveland families access to the benefits and government programs to which they are eligible.
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.