About Us

Creating a More Resilient Israel, Ensuring a Stronger Future

NATAL: Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center is the largest and most comprehensive trauma treatment and resiliency training organization in Israel. NATAL’s overarching mission is addressing the prevalent problem of psychological trauma related to terrorism and war. NATAL specializes in providing broad mental health programs and services to all Israelis. With multiple programs, 200 therapists and 180 highly trained volunteers throughout country, it is an apolitical nonprofit, helping all Israelis.

Since 1998, the organization has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people by providing support for trauma and PTSD survivors, and advancing the resiliency of Israeli society through treatment, prevention, public awareness and research.

American Friends of NATAL’s (AFN) mission is to support and strengthen NATAL’s important work, providing vital assistance to Israelis suffering from trauma primarily due to terrorism and war, and ensuring the vital health and well-being of Israel for now and for the future.

AFN proudly assists NATAL’s professionals and volunteers who respond to the ever growing needs and demand for help. With AFN’s support, NATAL’s Helpline, Clinical, and Mobile Units support hundreds of families weekly At the same time, NATAL’s Outreach Unit provides resiliency programming to thousands across Israel each year.

AFN also engages in innovative collaborations, partnering with US organizations who seek NATAL’s expertise in the field of trauma preparedness and recovery. In doing so, AFN brings NATAL’s  groundbreaking work to aid Americans in returning to productive lives.

AFN unites a community of dedicated supporters who share a common goal: helping NATAL to ensure a brighter tomorrow by taking care of Israel today. Join us in creating a vibrant, more resilient Israel.

AFN is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code headquartered in New York City.  Our federal tax ID number is 20-1914370.

Download the NATAL Annual Report 2017.

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