Dr Yonit Hoffman

Chicago, US

Dr. Yonit Hoffman is the Director of Holocaust Community Services (HCS) at CJE SeniorLife in Chicago, IL. She oversees all program development and service provision for nearly 2,000 Holocaust survivors, supervises clinical, care management and administrative staff, and provides direct services and support groups for survivors and their families.  She has served as a key facilitator in establishing partnerships to build resources and capacity to support survivors.  Dr. Hoffman has conducted community and national education for professionals, lay leaders and caregivers on person-centered, trauma-informed care and the special needs of aging Holocaust survivors.  Dr. Hoffman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and her prior clinical work centered on trauma, loss and under-served populations in Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.  Her clinical research included studies on resilience and identity in Holocaust survivors and their descendants, which she has presented both nationally and internationally. Dr. Hoffman is a second and third generation descendant of Holocaust survivors and victims.