Guardians of the Sick
In 1955, a group of Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn established Guardians of the Sick based on classic Jewish communal organizational structure to provide special care and proper burial for other Holocaust survivors who were suffering from debilitating emotional and medical needs.
Since that time, Guardians of the Sick has grown into a wide ranging, vibrant organization providing services as varied as camp scholarships, community blood drives, a medical equipment free loan program, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, a drop-inc enter for troubled teens, and medical relief services. Often relying on committed volunteers, Guardians of the Sick continues to be driven by shared values, serving people from all streams of Jewish life.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation Caring Neighbors Fund helps connect donors to important programs like Guardians of the Sick so that those in need are cared for.