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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health

Mission: Yesh Tikvah is committed to subsidizing mental health counseling and treatment for individuals who are unable to pay for these services. Yesh Tikvah will provide funding to individuals in the community with discretion, dignity, and fiduciary responsibility.

Target demographics: Members of the Jewish Community who require mental health services but cannot afford it and who are unable to receive the care they need from existing resources.

Geographic areas served: In Cleveland Ohio

Programs: Subsidizing the cost of mental health therapy

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Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is a great organization dedicated to helping those in crisis who have nowhere else to turn. The work that is done there is incredible and I feel so honored to be able to be a part of it. Thinking that even if just one person is helped makes all their work worthwhile. Yesh Tikvah truly makes a difference for so many people, and I am so proud and grateful to be a part of that mission. The board and staff are the kindest and most supportive group of people who truly care about others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had heard about Yesh Tikvah due to their amazing outreach - letting the community know about all that they wanted to do to help others. I was feeling utterly hopeless with something I was struggling with for some time yet felt helpless as my insurance does not have any mental health coverage. Yesh Tikvah did all they could to help support me physically, financially and emotionally. I have recently been discharged from therapy not because I was out of funding but because I was generally better! I thank them and my family thanks them as they have their wife and mother back. They have the power to change lives - they did mine!!!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I oversee a financial literacy program at Jewish Family Service Assoc. of Cleveland. It is distressing to review household budgets, knowing that mental health counseling is a self- identified need - yet, without insurance, this counseling truly is cost prohibitive. As financial literacy is 80% emotional/ 20% intellectual, counseling can play a key role in accelerating financial self sufficiency, reducing anxiety, stress, and shame and improving family dynamics.
Enter Yesh Tikvah!
Real Situation: A middle income family with a high medical insurance deductible had incurred significant debt. Husband and wife disagreed on family finances; tension was acute. Yesh Tikvah provided funding for individual counseling (client has 25% co-pay) and the "real" emotional money issues are being addressed. Our meetings are more productive. Husband and wife have improved communication; overall family stress is declining. Financial self sufficiency goals are now possible.
Thank you Yesh Tikvah!

Client Served

Rating: 5


Dear Rabbi Joseph,
To say thank you is an understatement to express the gratitude I have for all the help that you have done for me and my family. It is such a good feeling when someone in need is meeting with a person they feel really truly cares about there situation . That is my experience when I have spoken and dealt with Rabbi Joseph on numerous occasions . He gave me a genuine listening ear .Directed me in what I should do and helped me adress my needs for myself and my family . I feel so grateful for all that you do . You and your organization are a gift to the people that need it . May you continue to be successful in all that you do .
Thanks
Anonymous

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5



Yesh Tikvah has been a life saver for some of my clients. Through this organization they are able to get mental health care that would otherwise be unavailable. They have been able to get the support they need to be happier and calmer in their own lives and better parents to their children. I don't know where they would be without Yesh Tikvah.

Sincerely

Adina Davidson, Ph.D

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As someone who has collaborated with numerous community activists, I am extremely impressed with the dedication and integrity of Rabbi Joseph and his wonderful charity, Yesh Tikva. By helping subsidize mental health treatment, they are filling a void in the community that has never been addressed before. They do lifesaving work, literally revolutionizing individuals, families and ultimately generations. I wish Rabbi Joseph the utmost success in all of his benevolent endeavors.
Avrohom Berliner
Director of Operations
Keren Ezer Lnefesh
Lakewood, NJ

Client Served

Rating: 5

No words can possibly express my thanks I have to this special organization. I had tremendous anxiety which was affecting my marriage and my children. I really felt that I needed therapy but couldn't afford it. I then heard about yeish tikvah and contacted them right away. My therapist gave me a lot of skills which has changed me as a wife and mother. I wouldn't be where I am today without they're help! It is a truly amazing organization that literally saved my life!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have heard from professional therapists and individuals utilizing the services how much of a difference the help from Yesh Tikvah makes. We are proud to support the organization!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so grateful that Yesh Tikvah gives many of my clients the opportunity to get much needed support. Our health care system leaves a lot of people stuck between a rock and a hard place, sometimes with dire consequences. Yesh Tikvah helps fill in the gap for some families, making a tremendous difference in allowing them to access quality services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

THERE IS HOPE!

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Cleveland (NAMI GC) proudly supports the mission, values and vision of Yesh Tikvah. The organization provides a very unique and necessary service in the Jewish community of Cleveland, directly providing financial assistance for those in need of psychotherapy and related services. In May of this year, Yesh Tikvah (which means “there is hope”) was presented with NAMI’s Cultural Competence in Mental Health Award for outstanding service in 2016. Recently they began a program for children and adolescents, directly subsidizing the cost for counseling and related psychological services such as testing. Rabbi Joseph, who founded Yesh Tikvah in 2012 has carefully and skillfully brought together resources from our community to create an organization that fills a tremendous gap, and allows those who may never have had an opportunity to seek help, to access care.
At NAMI, we understand that “access to care” leads the list of problems in the mental health system and thee most difficult obstacle for individuals and families seeking help; Yesh Tikvah removes that barrier. We are grateful to Rabbi Joseph and Yesh Tikvah for the work they do, and look forward to continuing our work together.

Michael Baskin,
Executive Director
NAMI Greater Cleveland

Board Member

Rating: 5

Yesh Tivkah offers a sensitive and confidential path to providing mental health treatment in the orthodox community. It encourages adults (now children and teens, as well) to pursue and obtain the treatment from an appropriate provider. Yesh Tivkah has opened the door to much needed mental health treatment for members of our community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikva was a place to turn when challenged feeling helpless and hopeless. They gave both - the help and the hope that the situation can and will change with support. They are sensitive to the needs of the individual and offer their help without making them feel "needy" giving them the feeling they are not alone. They gave with dignity and as a result made the process so positive in every way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is an amazing resource for our community! Rabbi Joseph is easy to work with, he is always very responsive and helpful! Thank you for being here for us!

Donor

Rating: 5

Yesh Tivkvah works tirelessly to provide assistance to as many families as he can. They recognize the tremendous need in our community and won't stop until the work is done.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a very unique organization. It helps individuals who need counseling receive what they need from the psychologists and social workers most suited to their needs. As a therapist I have been able to provide individual and marital counseling to those that would not have benefited from these services without the financial assistance of this incredible organization.We are so fortunate in Cleveland to offer this to our orthodox Jewish community. I have not come across another organization of this nature in any other city.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is respected because of their dedication to privacy and discression. Rabbi Joseph is unique in his 24 hour drive to help everyone. This happens not only during business hours, but all hours.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah really saved me. I needed help with some therapy and had no way to afford it. They were so easy to work with, they helped me with getting the therapy i needed and it worked wonders. I hope to be able to support them personally in the future. I highly recommend donating to help others like me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support I receive from yesh tikvah has allowed me and my family to receive much needed counseling from expert therapists.
We would never be able to access this help without yesh tikvah.
Our community is extremely fortunate to have such an organization.
Yesh tikvah literally builds lives and I know that whatever I share with rabbi Joseph will be kept confidential and handled professionally.
Tremendous thanks to rabbi Joseph and all those who make this happen!

Donor

Rating: 5

Great Work! Rabbi Joseph does amazing work with this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a "client" who uses Yesh Tikvah's services, I can say this organization does amazing work.

As many people recognize, quite often those who are most in need of a mental health intervention don't have the financial means to pay for those services for the very same reasons that they require them to begin with; their mental health issues may severely hinder their ability to secure and maintain gainful employment. The result of this is often that those most in need of therapy are unable to pay for said therapy, and a viscious cycle ensues - one where the person's mental health continues untreated and thus deteriorates, even further preventing their ability to hold a steady job, leaving him or her ever more impossibly unable to climb out of their financial woes to a point where they can afford the therapy they so desperately need. The end result looks devastating.

I was on this path myself, and if I had not heard about the great work being done by Yesh Tikvah I shudder to think how much further my downward spiral would have continued. This is an amazing and (unfortunately) necessary organization, and I am confident that the lives of those whom YT have helped would presently be impossibly bleak if it were not for their aid. I would even go so far as to say Yesh Tikvah has literally saved hundreds (thousands?) of lives.

-CP

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a therapist who has worked with many Yesh Tikvah clients, I can attest to the tremendous impact that the organization is having on an individual, family, and community levels. Supporting this organization creates systemic change on each of these levels in complex and transformative ways.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah has embraced the adult community to help share the financial burden
for mental healthcare. Now they have extended their reach to adolecents and children.
I commend them and am happy to donate to this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah provides an unique and very needed service to the community. The organization is professional and confidential. Allowing people to seek out mental health solutions discretely. Both my wife and I knew we needed to see a therapist but had no idea how we would be able to afford it. By word of mouth we heard of Yesh Tikvah and without questioning, they provided the funding for us to seek out a mental health specialist , who has developed my wife and I's ability to communicate and work through tough matters as a team. The funding and skills we got were life changing and saved our marriage. Thank you YT.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Yeah Tikvah is a wonderful organization.
They operate with sensitivity, professionalism and absolute confidentiality. What an honor to have them working on behalf of the Cleveland Community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah has helped our family tremendously. We are so grateful for the professionalism and sensitivity that Yesh Tikvah provides. Keep up the great work in helping our community make sure that the mental health needs of our families are met as best as we can. A very grateful family in the Cleveland Community

Donor

Rating: 5

I am proud to support such an important cause!
Wishing yesh Tikvah continued success.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Going through a challenging time, I knew that it was necessary for my family to go for therapy. But the cost for multiple therapists was more than I could afford. Yesh Tikvah stepped in in an amazing way. Rabbi Joseph's confidentiality and willingness to help makes Yesh Tikvah a really special organization. Thank you for all that you do for the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Yeshi tikvah is an amazing non profit organization that has helped me get counseling in some of my hardest times like right when I came out of the hospital after a 14 day stay in was able to get counseling and with out them i'dk were I'd be today or if I'd be here today

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are many wonderful organizations in the community, but Yesh Tikvah has filled a gap that was not represented by any of the other organizations, and they do so with privacy and respect. Most people may not think about them on a regular day-to-day basis, but they are meeting the needs of those who have no other alternative. We appreciate the help that they offered us quickly and quietly when it was needed, and I hope B"EH to be in a position to "pay it forward" many times over to them in the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known about Yeah Tikvah for a number of years. I highly respect this organization and I personally know the director.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

From the moment I came in contact with Yesh Tikvah I was won-over by this amazing organization and what they do. Yesh Tikvah strives to fill a huge void in the mental health world, easing the financial strain off of families and giving hope and opportunity to those who otherwise would do without. The sincerity, professionalism and dedication by Rabbi Joseph and his team are unparalleled. It's a pleasure working with you. Thank you Yesh Tikvah!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am writing in praise of Yesh Tikvah. I am grateful to this organization for providing funding so my family can get the help needed during a difficult situation. What impressed me most was the immediate action taken on all matters such as prompt returning of emails, and in expediting the paperwork process. Rabbi Joseph provided a seamless process for my family and it was a pleasure working with him. May he and the Yesh Tikvah staff have hatzlacha and brocha on all of their endeavors.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a psychotherapist, I have been very impressed with the Yesh Tikvah mission - underwriting services for those in the Orthodox community in need of psychotherapy, but are unable to afford the full cost. The organization is professionally run with a dedicated director and strong Board.

Barbara G. Feinberg, MS, MSSA, LISW-S, IMFT-S
Life Coach & Psychotherapist
Phone: 216.390.6832
www.futurescoach.net

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no way we could get the help we need without Yesh Tikvah. When reaching out to Yesh Tikvah I was immediately taken very seriously in a very warm and caring way. The process was very quick and private, I could not have asked for a better solution. I was very hesitant to call at first, feeling ashamed about my situation, but I was greeted with nothing but love, and I was commended repeatedly for making the call. Thank you YT for helping where help didn't seem possible, and for bringing comfort to a difficult situation

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a psychologist who has had the privilege of working with Yesh Tikvah, I would like to commend the organization for its compassion and professionalism. Their policies concerning confidentiality are the highest I have encountered in my work. I have been extremely impressed with every aspect of this outstanding organization. Anyone who has a need for services will feel very comfortable approaching and working with Yesh Tikvah. Any professional who has the opportunity to provide services will find the experience to be completely hassle-free as well as extremely rewarding. Yesh Tikvah puts its emphasis on HELPING, and in every part of its operation this emphasis shines through loud and clear.

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Yesh 12/14/2016

It was an honor for Yesh Tikvah to work with you!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

As a lawyer representing nonprofits, I have been extremely impressed with the work of Yesh Tikvah and the professionalism it shows in meeting the needs of its clients. It has experienced significant donor growth in a short period of time which is evidence of the confidence donors have in its work; and it has significantly grown in the number of clients served, evidencing the need for the services it provides. I started as a consultant to the group and turned into a donor. This organization is great!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I work frequently with Yesh Tikvah and have only had positive experiences. Rabbi Joseph does his utmost to help every individual, going out of his way to ensure the mental health needs of everyone he encounters are met. Ultimately, without the valuable assistance that Yesh Tikvah provides, many would needlessly suffer with treatable mental illness.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah was created by Rabbi Alan Joseph because he saw an unmet need for underwriting the costs of mental health services for members in need from his community. He has been able to include some teens to fund mental health services for them. I highly support this agency and its services.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a therapist in the community, I have seen first-hand how valuable Yesh Tikvah's services are to my clients. Many of them cannot afford to pay for mental health counseling and through the financial assistance that Yesh Tikvah provides, they can now access those services. This is a wonderful, professional organization that takes confidentiality very seriously. I have tremendous respect for the work that this organization does and to the donors who make this possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is invaluable for any community. Your work has far reaching impact if you think about it. Helping someone regain grounding through a difficult time can make a difference for generations to come. No joke.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I will forever be grateful to Yesh Tikvah for what they have done for me,
They have transformed my life, and hence my family.
With the tools I have learned and the knowledge I have gained,
My life is so enriched, it will never be the same!
I no longer have inner battles, now I feel at ease,
Thank you Yesh Tikvah for the greatest gift, the gift of peace!
I've learned to embrace my struggles, and appreciate them too,
I've learned to focus on the good, and always feel gratitude!
I've learned how to become a better mother, and a better wife,
I am indebted to Yesh Tikvah for the rest of my life!

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Beautiful review.

1 Mendel S.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been greatly impressed by Rabbi Joseph's dedication, energy and ingenuity. He has a vision for his organization and works tirelessly to make things happen - and it has succeeded and continues to grow.And he continues to grow - learning more and more about the issues so he can serve even better. I have had the pleasure of providing some free professional advice to Rabbi Joseph and Yesh Tikvah, and it has been an honor for me to play a small role in their important work.

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you for all your time!

1 Brenda117

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a psychiatrist in Cleveland. Rabbi Joseph and Yesh Tivkah are a wonderful, professional, confidential resource in our community. I have several patients and families who have benefited from mental health treatment that would have been impossible if not for Yesh Tivka. These families have only positive reports about their interactions as well. Rabbi Joseph personally has followed up with me regarding new opportunities for patients. I am grateful for their financial support and dedication to fostering access and discussion of mental health care.

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you so much.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I'm impressed with this organization and its leadership. They defined a real need in the community and worked hard to set up a viable system to which people can turn for assistance with dignity and discretion. Kudos!

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you for the review and your support!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to serve on the board of Yesh Tikvah. It is saving lives in our community in a discreet and responsible way.

2 Rivki S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since being introduced to Yesh Tikvah, I have been continually impressed with their dedication to the community. Yesh Tikvah does the practical work of helping members of the community afford the metal health services they need, and also the important job of helping educate the community of the importance of mental health care.

Yesh Tivkah is professionally run with accountability and transparency, and has an impressive board of directors. I am proud and consider myself very fortunate to live in a community where such a nonprofit exists. I've learned a lot!

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you for the review and for all that you do on behalf of Yesh Tikvah.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is an excellent organization run by one of the most amazing people around. They are extremely accountable and organized with a mission that fulfills a desperate need in the community.

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Yesh Tikvah is a worthy organization which facilitates needy clients to receive mental health services in a dignified manner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a high school teacher, and often I feel that students of mine would benefit from therapy. Unfortunately, I know that many of them can't afford to pay for truly competent professionals, and therefore they never get the needed help.
All this was before I was introduced to Yesh Tikvah. Now I have a confidential, easy to work with way to get my students funding for the help that they need.
I have seen dramatic changes for the better in my student's abilities to cope with feelings of anxiety, depression and difficult family situations, all thanks to Yesh Tikvah.

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Yesh 10/30/2016

Thank you so much for your review.