The Emunah Sarah Herzog Children’s Center in Afula is currently home to 130 children at-risk aged 6-18, in residential and afternoon care, placed by child protective services, as the result of neglect, abuse, parent dysfunction, and maladaptive social behavior.
Therapy groups helping women in crisis with emotional support and psychological care. Emunah Circles offers women practical support, guidance and directed solutions when they are most needed. Because a woman will often be at the centre of a family or social group, supporting her through a period of stress will send ripples of support far beyond the individual in the program.
Beit Weinstein is a unique vocational high school for girls run by Emunah in Bnei Brak. The students are all vulnerable teenagers who have frequently dropped out of other schools. These girls have given up on themselves or have been given up on by others, and many arrive self-harming or suicidal. Beit Weinstein teaches these girls to believe in themselves.
Each morning there are counselling sessions and breakfast provided, even before classes begin. Currently, Beit Weinstein only has one part time counsellor and urgently needs more professional help in order to meet the needs of its students.
Emunah’s highly regarded children’s homes, youth villages and crisis centres provide a safe, secure and nurturing haven to many of Israel’s most vulnerable children.