Leading Shields of Resilience
To launch Shields of Resilience, we assembled a steering committee with the IDF that included top experts in the fields of PTSD and resilience as well as high-ranking IDF officials. These collaborations have enabled us to create the highest caliber program for our brave IDF servicemen and women.
History of Partnership with the IDF
In 2008, the founders of Thank Israeli Soldiers created an Israeli nonprofit, Momentum, to work intensively with the IDF, transitioning soldiers from service to civilian life. Since then, there have been over 100,000 graduates of Momentum programs and we work with all of the IDF’s combat units.
Momentum has developed a unique understanding of the psyche of soldiers and has skillfully trained civilian mental health professionals to work within the IDF’s very sensitive protocols. In 2022, our “Back to the Future” transition program was awarded the IDF Chief of Staff’s Award for Excellence in Programming and Innovation. 46% of Momentum’s funding comes from the IDF, demonstrating our strong collaboration and integration.
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