About Us

About Us

 

Aliza Durani with Galina Levinson. Photographer: Vladimir Godnik    Music therapy group. Photographer: Vladimir Godnik    Tube with Ethiopian child. Photographer: Vladimir Godnik

 

Since its founding in 1993, SELAH has given care, support, and hope to more than 25,000 immigrants coping with tragedy and disaster.

 

SELAH's emergency teams – trauma experts as well as trained volunteers –respond to disaster in real time. Along with the critical practical aid, they provide a shoulder to lean on during the emergency and well beyond. Our volunteers include survivors of terror attacks and other tragedies themselves, who offer a unique perspective based on their first-hand experience.

 

Faced with the challenge of providing for the special needs of immigrants coping with trauma, SELAH has developed a variety of culture-sensitive programs that bring together immigrants struggling with traumatic loss and provide opportunities for sharing pain and mobilizing resources.