The following is a summary of general information for potential applicants.
- Yesh Tikvah currently provides assistance only for individuals age 18 and over.
- Applicant must be a member of the Cleveland Jewish Community, residing in Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, South Euclid or Wickliffe.
- Applicant must demonstrate financial need based on information and documentation provided in the Application.
- Yesh Tikvah allocates funding based on specific parameters and priorities. Specifically, precedence is given to: emergency situations such as potential suicide; individuals already in therapy and cannot afford to continue; parents of children; individuals who will not access therapy at all without funding; issues that are likely to be resolved during the funding period; early intervention. Individuals who are already in therapy for an extended period and would find funding helpful are less likely to receive assistance.
- All applications are reviewed by the intake committee, who render final determinations in granting assistance. NOTE: All personal information is kept strictly confidential.
- Applicant must demonstrate that the same quality of care is not available at a lower cost.
- Applicant must identify a therapist that the client has chosen. Yesh Tikvah does not make referrals; we encourage applicants to contact Naaleh of Cleveland, a referral agency that helps individuals with provider options, at 216-591-6191.
- Applicants can choose one of two options: either 18 sessions, for which Yesh Tikvah will provide 75% of costs; or 24 sessions, for which Yesh Tikvah will provide 60% of costs. All payments are made directly to providers.
- Funds are only available within a period of time to be determined by the committee.