Well informed parents are a key element to lone soldiers and lone b’not sheiruts’ successful service. They need to understand their son’s / daughter’s drafting, serving and soon to be released process, procedures and protocols. To assist parents, The Lone Soldier Base will provide monthly webinars, generate monthly newsletters and provide “one on one” phone calls with parents as well as an active Facebook group.
For those olim chadashim (new immigrants), the bureaucratic maze associated with the process of drafting and entering the army is not just unclear and confusing, it is completely overwhelming. The Michael Levin Base will introduce a new “Oleh / Olah Soldier & Family Support Program” to educate and navigate the IDF induction process, thereby alleviating the fears and perplexity of both the soldier and his / her parents. These programs will take place in local communities in Israel with a high density of olim or where there is a need. In addition, the hope is that this support community will establish a larger network of surrogate family and friends for lone soldiers who chose to make Israel their home and help make their integration into society easier and more successful.