S.2179: TIME for Holocaust Survivors Act

Overview

The Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare (TIME) for Holocaust Survivors Act is bipartisan bicameral legislation that would amend the Older Americans Act to provide social service agencies with the resources to provide essential services for Holocaust survivors. Currently, there are approximately 80,000 Holocaust survivors living in the United States, one-third of which live at or below the Federal Poverty Line (FPL), and typically have greater social service needs than that of other older adults.
The bill would create a formal definition for the term Holocaust Survivor in the Older Americans Act, provide trauma informed care training to agencies that serve older adults, ensure that meals distributes through the Older Americans Act are culturally appropriate, help meet transportation needs of Holocaust survivors, designate a new Administration for Community Living portfolio for Holocaust survivors.
The House version of this bill is H.R. 4077.

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Talking Points

  • The National Assembly supports efforts to ensure that all older adults, including Holocaust survivors and those who have dealt with trauma, age with comfort and support.
  • The National Assembly is working with our partners at the Jewish Federations of North America to advocate for the passage of this legislation in both chambers of Congress.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

S.2179

Date Introduced

July 18, 2019

Committee

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled