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Emunah's Children's Homes
Achuzat Sarah Children's Home, Bnei Brak

A Home Where Children are Smiling

About 140 boys and girls between the age of 6 and 18 live in Emunah Achuzat Sarah Children’s Home and consider it their home. Each child is unique but all of them have a history of neglect and or abuse. The welfare authorities and the courts have determined that for these children, remaining with their dysfunctional families would be harmful to their physical and emotional growth and well-being.

The caring staff of Achuzat Sarah welcomes the children with open arms, a smile and a great deal of patience. We are determined to help the children learn to deal with their difficult experiences while removing the heavy burdens that prevent them from having a childhood. The Home helps the children develop in a healthy, supportive and pleasant atmosphere with Jewish values. We prepare them for an independent adulthood by helping them realize their full potential.

Since it first opened its doors in 1955, the Emunah Achuzat Sarah Children’s Home has given hundreds of children the tools they need to succeed in life. Many of the Home’s graduates have gone on to receive advanced education and establish stable, loving families. Achuzat Sarah and Emunah, are proud to see the graduates integrate successfully into society and become responsible members of Israel’s army, workplace and social fabric

Neve Michael Children’s Village, Pardes Chana

A Home Where Children are Smiling

Emunah’s Neve Michael Children’s Village provides refuge and a loving home to 280 children and youth at risk, ages 5-18 years old, and is the only multidisciplinary children’s home in Israel.

Each child at Neve Michael Children’s Home has a story. Some can express it in words, while others can only convey their past traumas through the haunted looks in their eyes. In many cases, these unfortunate children have suffered mental/physical abuse and their natural parents are afflicted with mental illness or drug and alcohol addictions.

The children who cross Neve Michael’s threshold may have parents in the physical sense, but lack the emotional stability needed in a child’s young, tender life. The main objective is to break the vicious cycle of distress that has been a part of the children’s lives. With the after-school tutorial program and the various psychological treatments, the home assists in targeting the many areas needed to improve the quality of the children’s lives.

Bet Elazraki Children’s Home, Netanya

In the heart of hearts, there is a home

Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki Children`s Home was founded in 1969 to help children facing serious crises. At that time, 40 children were fortunate enough to find a haven at Bet Elazraki. Today Bet Saba Elazraki is home to almost 250 children from all over Israel. These children live at Bet Elazraki because their parents are unable to care for them due to violence in the family, drug addiction, alcohol, abuse, mental illness, abandonment or a combination of all the above.

Bet Saba Elazraki is a warm and loving ‘home-away-from home’ that supports and protects its children and offers them warmth and love, therapeutic treatment, as well as scholastic, educational and social enrichment.

The mission is to ensure that these children become healthy young adults, develop self-esteem, realize their full potential, contribute to society, and raise their children in a normal family setting; in a loving home of their own.

The main goal at Bet Saba Elazraki is to break the vicious cycle of distress that has been a part of their lives. We see tremendous success with Emunah’s graduates. Our graduates serve in the army, National Service, or continue to higher academic studies. They marry and have healthy families of their own. Be a part of the dream to turn our children’s lives around and give them a future they can look forward to.

The mission is to ensure that these children become healthy young adults, develop self-esteem, realize their full potential, contribute to society, and raise their children in a normal family setting; in a loving home of their own.

Neve Landy Children’s Village, Even Shmuel

A warm home in the heart of the South

Neve Landy Children’s Village is located in Even Shmuel, a moshav (agricultural settlement) in the south of Israel, adjacent to the city of Kiryat Gat and less than 25 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Neve Landy is residential home to 76 boys at risk aged 6-16, and for many serves as an alternative or last resort intervention for boys who would otherwise require psychiatric hospitalization or following hospitalization. All of our children are placed by municipal social services, the large majority from local southern communities. Many display a variety of behavioral problems, learning disabilities and complex emotional difficulties. The children suffer from ongoing PTSD and require a diverse range of intensive therapeutic interventions - amongst others, horticultural therapy, sand-pit therapy, animal assisted therapy and art therapy. The therapeutic team at Neve Landy also includes two psychologists and a psychiatrist.

Neve Landy is held in extremely high regard by the Israeli Department of Child Protective Services.

Since the majority of our children lived in seriously dysfunctional homes and unstable families before being placed at Neve Landy, it’s of great importance to create a stable environment and to provide a regular but stimulating daily program to our children. This routine has a very positive calming and stabilizing effect on the functioning of our children, whilst the stimulating program provides welcome enriching activities to keep them occupied. This extra-mural program may include music, woodworking, sea scouts, breakdance, field trips, taekwondo, reading and story hours, model airplane building, sports, art, computers and additional activities.

Neve Landy strives to provide a nurturing accepting home to all who reside or work there – both children and staff. Our home constitutes a safe and protect place that allows the child to flourish and grow emotionally and cognitively. Neve Landy enables our team members to work in a secure environment, confident in his or her ability to enable each of our children to fulfill his or her potential.

Neve Landy is a therapeutic environment that combines a stable way of life with a traditional education instilling Israeli values and Jewish daily life practices. Our goal is to fulfill the children’s physical, cognitive, educational and emotional needs of our children.

The following are an example of our primary professional principles and practices:

  • We see our staff as our primary and most significant therapeutic and educational resource, and aim to provide our team members with the emotional support and professional training they require to perform an excellent job.

  • Neve Landy emphasizes the importance of including the children’s families in their day to day lives wherever possible, and staff invest a great deal of time and effort to maintain daily contact with parents, siblings and other family members. Parents are involved in all major decisions and invited to visit routinely and to participate in birthdays and special events.

  • The maintenance and care of our campus, the children’s residences, the playground and all public areas is paramount to their happiness and healthy development.

  • Neve Landy is an integral part of and actively involved in the local community.

Sarah Herzog Children’s Center, Afula

Your Mishpoche in Israel

Caring for children at risk since 1949, the Emunah Sarah Herzog Children’s Center is a therapeutic residential and day care program in Afula, Israel providing a warm and nurturing home-away-from home for up to 180 children aged 5 to 18, who now call the Center their home.

The children, who have experienced neglect, abuse, and trauma, are now woken in the morning by caring and loving caregivers, are able to sleep at night without fear, to dream without having nightmares, to play safely and to enjoy their childhood knowing that adults can be kind and nurturing. Thousands of very special children have changed their lives for the better with the support of the Emunah Center, our staff, and generous supporters.

Referred to the Center by Child Protection Services, our children have unique and significant needs — school supplies and books, extra-curricular activities, emotional therapies, birthday gifts, pocket money, clothing, and all the ordinary things other children take for granted. Israeli Government funding covers only half of what it costs to care for the children.

Emunah Sarah Herzog Children’s Center offers:

  • Innovative Treatment Programs

  • Therapeutic Residential Home

  • Semi–Residential Community After–School Care

  • “Keeping Them Off the Street” - After–School Club for Young Teens

  • “One Happy Family” - Empowerment and Support for Parents

  • “Emunotes” – Performing Musical Ensemble

  • “Emunah Creative Arts” - Youth Business Initiative

Bet Elazraki
Neve Michael
Neve Landy
Sarah Herzog
Achuzat Sarah
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