Young Adults aged 18-30 who have been harmed by terrorism have unique needs.
OneFamily’s Young Adults Division currently works closely with 450 of them, including 60 who are physically disabled as a result of their injuries.
People in this age range are supposed to be stepping out into the world and beginning their own independent lives. At the same time, terror victims in this age range need to cope with the tremendous anguish of bereavement, often coupled with the extra burden of filling the role of a family member who was murdered while those who have been wounded must deal with a long and intensive rehabilitation process.
The emotional strains compound the economic realities that they face as they embark on career and life choices, academic or professional study, moving out on their own, and building significant lifetime relationships.
It is frequently the case that following such tragedy, young adults have difficulties making significant decisions, or are unable to devote the proper attention and concentration to any academic, professional, social or family framework. Such young adults find themselves unable to function fully in their surroundings, creating situations that are likely to snowball into complete functional breakdown.
OneFamily’s Young Adults Division helps terror victims in this age range build strong and beneficial personal and group connections with others like them, and to create a safe and protected space for them to regain their ability to function.
The Young Adults Division operates on a number of therapeutic levels, including personal counseling, emotional therapy, support groups, guidance in education, direction in choosing a profession and achieving their professional goals, and social programs.