The physiological-existential aspect
Care for our children's physiological needs is a necessary condition for their emotional, educational and social development. We therefore always make sure they get nutritious meals, appropriate clothing, excellent housing and sleeping conditions and maintain their hygiene and health.
The therapeutic aspect
The background from which children at risk come from is full of traumatic experiences and emotional problems. We believe that it is important to explore any venue that will help our children to overcome their emotional and physical distress. Our team of therapists includes experts in various fields: clinical and developmental psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and therapists. The team applies traditional and innovative therapy methods including: drama, music and art therapy, reflexology, shiatsu, animal therapy, awareness development programs etc. These diverse treatments enable emotional rehabilitation of our children and pave their way to "cleansing" of past difficulties, allowing them to find time to focus on their studies and acquire skills for future success.
The academic aspect
According to our method and based on our experience, success in studies is one of the most important tools for breaking the cycle of distress. Excellence in school contributes to increased self esteem and self confidence and facilitates motivation for further success. In order to advance our children and ensure they fulfill their maximum potential we operate various projects:
- Complementary Tutoring Program – private tutoring in various subjects provided by a team of professional teachers according to each child's needs, including personal monitoring of their advancement. The program includes preparation for the matriculation examinations.
- Assistance with homework and preparation for school exams – provided by National Service girls and boys doing pre-military community service.
- Daily transportation for all the children - to their schools every morning and back to the Childrens' Home at the end of school day.
- Maintain a continuous contact with the school staff; take part in parents' meetings and counseling sessions.
The social aspect
Our children's social life is of great importance to us – therefore we enrich them in various ways:
- Daily transportation to after-school activities.
- Periodic outings for trips, theatre shows, concerts and movies.
- Participation in social meetings at community centers to integrate the children into the community and develop their social awareness.
- Organize sporting and social activities at the children's home for purposes of pleasure and social integration while educating for mutual assistance and friendly relations.
- Birthday parties, special activities on holidays and Sabbaths and moving Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations.