Nov 1, 2022
Ukraine Psychologist Lena Nureyeva is a JDC Client and Employee
Although the war has forced Ukrainian psychologist Lena Nureyeva from her Kharkiv home, she has not abandoned her career in trauma therapy. Now in Poland, she continues her work with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a Federation overseas partner. Before the war, Nureyeva worked with young adults with disabilities through JDC. While her clients are different now, she still makes a difference in the lives of others — now with her fellow refugees at JDC-supported facilities. Nureyeva knows the critical nature of her work: “Whenever there's a psychologist at a refugee center, the refugees always adapt to the future more effectively — they know what they want and how to get there,” she says. “That’s why it’s so important JDC provides this service. I always knew that JDC helped people who were going through very hard times — but now I get to see JDC in a different light. I've become the person, essentially, who JDC helps, and through me, others are being helped, too.” Our Emergency Ukraine Fund supports JDC’s work in trauma relief for Ukrainian refugees. Please click here to make a donation now.