The Long Short Road


What is a lone soldier?

A lone soldier is defined as a serviceman or woman without immediate family in Israel.  Lone soldiers serve in regular units with their Israeli peers.  They have volunteered to serve in the IDF to protect the land of Israel and our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.  They left the comforts of their home to do so.  

Lone soldiers get support from the IDF and Israeli government ministries, but most of the time, it is not nearly enough to sustain themselves. The Long Short Road is passionate about supporting lone soldiers, in a way conducive to their mental health. Thus this program was born. While the IDF provides on-sight therapists, many times it can be difficult to receive an appointment, and many of the therapists are not equipped to handle the many challenges which lone soldiers face. Additionally, many of these therapists do not speak foreign languages, and while all lone soldiers might have a high level of Hebrew, it is difficult to attend therapy in a second language. Even after being released from the army, it can often be difficult to find a therapist that is fitting, while navigating the new difficulties of civilian life. Through our therapy subsidization program, lone soldiers, and veteran lone soldiers can receive up to 60% of their therapy costs covered!

If you are interested in donating towards this fund, please click here and write “therapy fund” in the comment section.
If you are a lone soldier or veteran lone soldier, please fill out the form below and someone from the LSR team will be in touch shortly!
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