By RUTH EGLASHPublished: DECEMBER 28, 2008 21:50AdvertisementMunicipal hotlines - #106
Each municipality is running its own help line that can advise citizens where to go locally for emergency assistance and protection.
Emotional First Aid
- Eran: #1201
Eran's hotline can also connect residents of the besieged area to the local Resilience Centers, which provide psychological and psychiatric counseling.
Soldiers call *2201
Israel Trauma Coalition - (02) 672-2618/9
Emergency hotline for new immigrants - 1-800-200-183
Run by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the hotline provides support and information to immigrants from the Southern region. JAFI is also looking for families from the North and center of the country to host people from the South.
Hotline for the elderly - 050-202-0278 or 050-569-8430
Run by the Pensioners Affairs Ministry
Helpline for Holocaust Survivors - (03) 525-7888
The helpline is also searching for families that can host survivors from the South and provide other voluntary assistance.
Hotline for the hearing impaired - Direct: (03) 730-3355
Text messages or conference calls in sign language: 052-725-1507
Emergency hotline for the disabled - (03) 941-5540
Information on government-run daycare centers 20 km. from the border: 1-800-200-702
Amuna - hotline for treating families in distress
Sderot: (08) 689-9784
Netivot: (08) 993-4811
National Insurance Institute Southern hotline: (08) 674-1111
National information service *6050
Social welfare services will be on 24-hour call at each municipality.
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