RUACH is currently 100% volunteer-run. Our service is free for users in order to lower barriers to emotional and spiritual care, and always will be. Unfortunately, there are costs involved with keeping a service like RUACH going. If you would like to make a donation to RUACH, you can do so at the link below.
RUACH:Emotional and Spiritual Support is in the process of incorporating and gaining 501c3 status. This process can take several months. In the meantime, we are not able to offer tax-deductions for donations. Please be assured we will only use your donation for RUACH operations and care.
Anyone may be connected to an independent caregiver for emotional or spiritual support, regardless of religion, observance-level, denomination, age, sex, gender identity, orientation, ability, nationality, or political affiliation.
Holistic wellness is something that for most people requires an active effort to achieve- Unfortunately there are many barriers to getting support for most people. RUACH exists as an effort to minimize these barriers on all fronts.
RUACH can only offer to connect you with an independent caregiver for short-term support (one to six sessions). If you have more long-term needs, at the end of your six sessions, your caregiver will do their best to help connect you with a long-term provider
Our clinical caregiver network consists of licensed therapists, psychologists, counsellors, and social workers, as well as advanced students with significant clinical experience who are under supervision.
Spiritual support can be anything from exploring the questions of life and spirituality or consulting a rabbi on halachot, to studying Torah in video chat chavrusa with one of our spiritual caregivers.
Our network of independent spiritual caregivers range the denomination and observance spectrum. We have Humanist, Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, Conservative, Open Orthodox, Modern Orthodox, Orthodox, Chasidic, Chabad, and Haredi spiritual caregivers currently, and are always looking for more volunteers!
We are still working on that at the moment- we have nutritionists, make up artists, fitness trainers, and more joining our team of volunteers, offering varying levels of service, from tips in social media and on our upcoming blog, to online workshops.
We're looking for anyone and everyone! Of course we love to get emotional and spiritual caregiver volunteers, however, we're also always looking for help on the backend! If you know design, marketing, coding, business operations, grant writing, please reach out! Also, if you have a special skill you're willing to teach others, or have content to share, we'd love to hear from you.
We prefer that our independent caregivers provide their own insurance, however if you are a student or are in an otherwise financially tight situation, we may be able to put up a small amount against the cost of the insurance.