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Holocaust Survivors Program

Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program


AOHSC Holocaust Survivors ProgramThe Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program is a pilot three-year initiative that will provide pro-bono dental care to a total of 250-300 Holocaust survivors across nine North American metropolitan areas in the first year. The program will commence in January 2015 in the following areas: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, Philadelphia, Seattle, Montreal, and Toronto.

The program will focus on providing oral care for 250-300 of the most economically vulnerable Holocaust survivors who are served by the network of Jewish Family and Children's Service agencies and identified partner organizations, as well as individuals of any faith who were victims of Nazi persecution and meet the other eligibility requirements of the program.
The individuals who will participate in the program will be directly referred through the local Jewish Family and Children's Service agencies or another identified partner organization. In addition to financial need, the three critical factors in prioritizing patients for participation will be: elimination of pain, restoring function and lack of dental coverage. A clear set of clinical guidelines will direct the specific scope of care to be provided through this program.

Generous financial support for the coordination of this program has been provided by The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, the program's Guardian supporter, and Curt C. & Else Silberman Foundation, the program's Benefactor supporter. Additional generous financial support has been provided by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation, The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc., Bedford Health Care Solutions, The Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc., and the Wagner Family Foundation.