The Emunah Children’s Homes and Villages seek to provide children who have been removed from their homes with a warm, loving and supportive environment. Each home implements innovative therapies that are designed to build up the self-confidence and the self esteem of the children, in order to help break the cycle of dysfunction so many are stuck in.
Emunah has 5 children’s homes across the country:
There are three crisis centres, each geared for different ages. They were designed to provide emergency care for children that need to be removed from their homes at a moment's notice.
The main goal of the crisis centres is to ensure the child’s personal safety and provide the needed warmth in order to allow for distance from the trauma and distress they have experienced.
Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki in Netanya is home to our emergency placement for babies and infants. They are ready and on-call to receive abandoned or neglected young children at any time during the day or night. The placement provides them with a warm, loving and safe environment, until a more permanent arrangement can be found - often foster care or permanent residential placement in one of our homes.
The doors to the Neve Michael Emergency Crisis Center opened in August 2000. Children from all over the country who need to be immediately removed from their home and horrible situation are referred to us through the Welfare Department and arrive at our Emergency Crisis Center, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is here that children receive professional and diagnostic therapy and testing so the staff can begin the long process of recovery with the children. Most children, who arrive at our Emergency Crisis Center, cannot return home. They are constantly here, through holidays and summer vacation. This is their home.
The Teenage Girls Crisis Center treats girls who who have suffered mental/physical abuse or who are in emotional distress due to various causes. Only the most severe cases are referred to the center by the Welfare Department. The professional staff at Neve Michael evaluates each teenager and plans an individual treatment program for her.
The main objective is to build self-sufficiency in the teenagers, so that they will be able to cope with life’s challenges as mentally healthy adults thereby breaking the cycle of dysfunction and giving these girls a hopeful outlook for their lives.