The Blue Card’s sole mission is to aid needy Holocaust survivors, majority of whom live approximately 200% below federal poverty line, by providing financial support.
The Blue Card is unique in that it provides both long-term ongoing support and emergency grants for basic human needs in the most caring way. Help is given in the form of cash grants issued directly to the client or to the provider of vital goods and services.
The grants are made for food, medical and home care, dental care, crisis and ongoing psychotherapy, health insurance, prescription drugs, personal emergency response system, housing, transportation, and various one-time emergencies.
In 2015, The Blue Card distributed $2,605,031 to nearly 2,500 Holocaust survivor households in the United States.