Long term Frameworks
"Oranim" - a hostel for girls, Jerusalem
“Oranim” hostel is a hostel for girls in distress. The hostel hosts about 15 girls aged 13-18, who arrive there under court order, through the social service offices throughout the country. The hostel operate both individual and group programs to promote the girls both behaviorally and emotionally. The hostel staff, which includes a manager, a coordinator, a social worker, counselors, a housemother, service members and volunteers, aims to provide the girls with as much tools as possible to enable them to experience growth, development and significant emotional work.
The hostel’s girls study at various schools in the city, each girl depending on her educational situation, her capabilities and he talent, while the hostel provides them with educational assistance as needed.
The hostel’s staff believes that successful achievements with the girl depends to a large extent on the ability of the hostel to work with her family, to accept the family as it is and to try to convince the entities in that family to work in cooperation. Therefore it maintains a parents’ group that meets once a month, and twice a year – on family day.
"Neot Aviv" - a hostel for girls, Herzliya
“Neot Aviv” hostel, located in Herzliya, serves as a framework for educational treatment for 16 girls in distress. The hostel accepts girls from across the country referred by Youth Law social workers, the probation service and diagnostic facilities of the Youth Protection Authority. The hostel’s staff includes a manager, a coordinator, a social worker, training staff, teaching staff and a wide group of volunteers.
The girls that stay at the hostel, aged 13-18, are facing a wide range of difficulties, and exhibit the motivation and ability to undergo a treatment process and changes. The aim of the hostel is to enable each girl to integrate within normative life, through personal development and maximal realization of her potential, and to direct her toward that.
To meet this goal, the hostel operates in all the girls’ various life aspects, while providing them education, studies, treatment, enrichment, guidance and support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; all that while using individual, group, family and community interventions. The girls study at the study center of the hostel, with a program specifically tailored to their needs and abilities, which leads them toward passing their matriculation exams.
"Beit Dekel" - a hostel for boys, Ashkelon
“Beit Dekel” hostel is an open hostel within the community, which was founded in the summer of 1986. The hostel hosts up to 16 boys aged 14-18, and provides them with a framework that prepared them for life, including in terms of education, care and rehabilitation. This framework provides the an opportunity and a chance to make a significant change in the lives of these boys and helps them adapt to acceptable social norms, all in a warm, family-like and supporting atmosphere.
The hostel staff, which includes a manager, coordinator, social worker, housemother, counselors, a service girl and many volunteers, is professional and experienced in working with adolescents. It puts great emphasis on regeneration, initiative and creativity, and attaches great importance to the development of the educational aspect and individual talents, and invests every effort to help the boys in the treatment process and its success. The hostel offers renewed belief in the boy and the importance of change. Great emphasis is put on the development of interrelationships with the family and the community. Over the years, many graduates successfully graduated from the hostel matured and ready for their adult life.
"Beit Ariel" - a hostel for girls, Jerusalem
“Beit Ariel”, designed for girls in distress, is located in Jerusalem’s Baka neighborhood. The hostel treats 15 girls aged 13-19 from all over the country. The Treatment-Educational system of the hostel has a dynamic therapeutic orientation, and the work foundations are both individual and collective, personal and family based.
The hostel operates specific personal, group, family and community intervention programs, that address the needs of the girls and prepare them for re-integration within the community. The hostel staff includes a manager, a coordinator, a social worker, a team of male and female guides, a housemother, maintenance person and service girls. In addition there is also a volunteering system for individual educational tutoring for girls who need that.
The girls who join the hostel come from different backgrounds, some come from home and some from other frameworks. What’s common to all of them is their ability to use a containing framework that would set clear and protective boundaries, aimed at preventing, on the one hand, their decline, while on the other hand also provide them with tools to confront the world.
The girls embark on a long-term process, in which they undergo a long and impressive journey, characterized by constant dialogue between them and the staff, in an attempt to reestablish their faith in the adult world, and in the world in general. All the girls go to different schools in the city as per their achievements.
"El Ra'ad" - a hostel for boys, Jerusalem
“El Ra’ad” (The tomorrow) hostel, located in Beit Hanina in Jerusalem, is an open, warm and supportive framework, that accepts troubled youths aged 14-18 from the Arab sector. The hostel’s orientation is therapeutic-educational and it aims at providing these youths with care, education and rehabilitation, in an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance of the other and the different. The boys are referred by the Juvenile Probation Service and by the various welfare offices.
Upon their admission the boys are integrated within local schools, as per their academic abilities. The agenda at the hostel is structured and includes duties performed by the boys in the hostel, therapeutic programs, community work and different classes; all that is intended to assign the boys with social norms, enhance their initiative and personal responsibility, enrich them, have them develop skills and teach them to function as useful citizens. At the same time with the individual treatment provided to each boy, the hostel also offer therapy groups focused on issues such as drugs and violence. There are also individual talks with families. The approach is to work in collaboration with the parents and with their involvement, in order to make them assume some of the responsibility for their son, and to maintain the relationship between the boy and his family, while preparing the boy and the family for his return to the community.
"Ben Galim" - a hostel for boys, Herzliya
“Ben Galim” is a maritime hostel designed for 15 boys and located within the community. The boys are referred to it from all over the country. During the stay at the hostel, the boys study theoretical studies as part within the framework of the HILA program, take part in a rich and varied maritime program, go on survival trips, establish contacts with a therapeutic staff and undergo a long an significant rehabilitation process.
The aim of the hostel is to allow every boy to integrate into normative life, through personal growth, recognizing its inherent potential exploiting it as much as possible. To achieve this goal, the hostel offers an educational-therapeutic space, in which the boy is at the center while staff members serve to enable, direct, provide care, educate and present a personal example. The boys stay in the hostel between one and three years, and are given the option to willingly extend their stay, in order to complete the treatment process.
Maritime subject: The treatment at the hostel relies on the use of the marine environment and marine tools in a way specifically adapted to the boys, with constant monitoring of the progress of each one of the boys. Within this framework, the boys daily engage in both group and individual maritime activities, which include swimming, diving, surfing and sea-scouts activities, which involve the use of different vessels: Kayaks, “Optimists”, “Snuniot” and the like.
The project’s major activity includes activities conducted on a yacht specifically purchased for therapeutic purposes. During the voyages the boys learn to sail and operate the vessel. The sea, the ship, obtaining certifications, the learning process and the group set them with many challenges through which they learn about themselves and their performance as individuals within a group, under stressful situations, as commanders, as takers of orders from others, and more.
"Beit Elem" - a hostel for boys, Jerusalem
“Beit Elem” is an open hostel for adolescents in the community, in operation for about 30 years. The hostel hosts about 14 boys aged 17-19, and provides them with a framework that prepares them for life, including education, treatment and employment preparations, toward their integration in the normative life of their community.
The hostel is designed for teenage boys who experienced difficulties and frustrations in the educational aspect, family aspect and social aspect, and wish to change their lives. This framework provides the youths with an opportunity and a chance to make a significant change in their lives and helps adapting to acceptable social norms, all in a warm, family-like and supporting atmosphere.
Referrals are made by the youth probation service, social services departments and welfare entities in the community, diagnostic care centers of the Welfare Ministry and “Shelters”.
"Beit Lilach" - a hostel for girls, Kiryat Tivon
“Beit Lilach” is a hostel for distressed teenage girls aged 14-18. It is located in a house within the community, hosting girls from all over the country. The girls are referred by social service offices and Youth Law social workers, under a court order.
The hostel hosts a multi-disciplinary staff, including a manager, a social worker, a coordinator, instructors, a housekeeper, and a service member, who provide the girls with a warm and homely framework and with intense emotional therapy, along with clear boundaries. The hostel form a safe environment for girls who have experienced many crises in the course of their lives, while the attempt is to enable them to gain the same achievements gained by their peers, including complete matriculation studies and preparation for military service. In addition to the school, visited by the girls during morning hours, the hostel provides complete afternoon routine activities during the afternoon, including classes, therapy groups, a learning center and tutoring.
"Hevrutah" - a hostel for boys, Jerusalem
“Hevrutah” hostel offers a long-term framework for boys, aged 13-21 , from ultra-orthodox and religious homes, who committed criminal offenses. The hostel, located in a three-storey building, accepts youths from across the country, by referral from the probation service and welfare entities. All the boys that are staying in the hostel are there under a court order.
The hostel hosts a multidisciplinary team, which includes a manager, three social workers, a coordinator, instructors, an instructional coordinator and teachers. These provide the boys with a safe environment that enables them to undergo a significant process. During this period the boys receive individual and group treatment and are integrated in the learning center of Hila program, which allows them to complete educational gaps and take matriculation exams.
"Neot Hadar" - a hostel for girls, Ness Ziona
“Neot Hadar” hostel is an out-of-home framework designed for girls in distress who were taken out from their homes under a court order. The hostel provides an long-term educational-therapy solution for girls aged 13-18, while providing a warm and homely framework, including a Multi-disciplinary staff, which includes: A manager, a coordinator, a social worker, a training staff, a housekeeper and a group of volunteers who provide support and help with homework. The girls staying at the hostel underwent severe life events, and the hostel provides them with an alternative home under boarding school conditions. The staff attempts to integrate them within normative systems – such as schools, enrichment activities and other social circles, and to equip them with as many tools as possible, which will allow their re-integration into society, while restoring their trust relations with the adult world by which they got so hurt in the past. The treatment provided at the hostel relies on a belief in the power, will and ability of the girls to choose a normative, inspiring and satisfying way of life.