Want to become an Efrat volunteer?
I had nowhere to turn. EFRAT saved my baby's life. And transformed mine.”
Over 35,000 women throughout Israel have abortions each year, often due to extreme financial stress. Together, we can change that.
From pregnancy to birth and beyond, EFRAT provides financial and emotional support to women in crisis, so they can bring their babies into the world with dignity, joy, and peace of mind.
She wants to have her baby.
She just doesn't see how she can.
She doesn't even know help is out there.
We're here to give her hope.
When a woman dials our number, it’s because poverty has cornered her into believing that abortion is her only option.
We give her a safety net and a listening ear. We ease her concerns and support her dreams. We help her make the choice she wants to make, instead of the choice she feels forced to make.
BY THE NUMBERS
real motherS. Real stories.
EFRAT moms speak
We had four lovely children and our own home—we were happy. Then, when I was 42 and my youngest was 9, I found out I was pregnant again. My husband, who loves our
Even before we got married, David and I dreamed about having a big family with at least four children. But then I gave birth to my first child. It was traumatic, both
We were newly married and struggling financially. My husband tried to open a small business but it didn't work out, for reasons beyond his control. Then I found out I
My financial situation was very bad. When I found out that I was pregnant, it was clear to me that I needed to have an abortion. So when my sister called EFRAT and had
The thought of trying to manage financially with another baby terrified me. My husband was pressuring me to terminate the pregnancy so we decided to abort.
My husband Yossi and I were in dire financial straits. Our restaurant business has failed and we were in danger of losing our home due to debt. We could barely afford foo
Soon after I became pregnant, my husband left me. I was torn between my deep desire to have my baby and the harsh reality of being on my own with absolutely no support. .
My husband already had one foot out of the marriage and used my pregnancy as an excuse to leave me. I turned to my family, expecting their support, but they encouraged me
HOW WE HELP
Supporting women—before and after birth.
We don't only assist her through the immediate crisis. We offer ongoing support post-birth and resources for a sustainable path forward. EFRAT helps her break the cycle of poverty and reclaim a future of physical, emotional and financial security.
Under the direction of a licensed social worker, our volunteers provide counseling and emotional support, giving women much-needed comfort and helping them feel less alone.
Baby supplies and equipment
Every EFRAT mother receives a complete package of baby essentials at birth, plus a box of baby products and food every month for the first 2 years.
Women who have received a doctor’s recommendation for an abortion can get a free second opinion, if desired, from our team of experienced medical professionals.
Navigating bureaucracy can be overwhelming, especially for new mothers. We offer advice, guidance, and advocacy to help women get the government benefits they're eligible for.
EFRAT helps women achieve financial independence through vocational testing and support, free educational opportunities, and childcare vouchers.
We'll soon provide rent-free lodgings during pregnancy and for 6 months after birth, giving women who are homeless due to an unexpected pregnancy a safe roof over their heads.
“If she chooses to continue the pregnancy, she knows she won't be doing it alone.”
Our volunteers know how to listen to each woman and give her space to quietly make her own decision without pressure. The women who turn to us are looking for a way not to have an abortion. They feel in their hearts that it's not the right choice for them . . . The decision is always her decision. But if she chooses to continue the pregnancy, she knows she won't be doing it alone—that we'll be right there with her.
For $125 per month for one year, you can help one woman bring her precious child into the world
With 150+ trained volunteers, EFRAT's overhead costs remain low, so more funds go directly to helping women who need it.