The Community Anchor Village is a unique facility where several complementary services for youth at risk come together to create a continuity of care. Its therapists, counselors and educators work as one multi-disciplinary team, allowing the village to provide comprehensive support and to offer the best solution for each youngster at any time.
As its name suggests, the village is located in the heart of a residential neighborhood in Be’er Sheva. It was planned from the outset as an integral part of the community, and its activity is fully coordinated with municipal services and schools.
Established by Rashi’s initiative, the Community Anchor opened in 2006 and has gradually expanded as the construction of its buildings progressed. Today it includes six group homes, each accommodating 12 boys or girls; a day center for school dropouts (Meitar);
a short-term hostel for youth in crisis situations; an after-school therapeutic club; and a Parent-Adolescent Center that helps strengthen family relationships.
Most recently, two apartments were set up outside of the village for graduates who do not have a home to return to while they are in military or national service. Counselors from the village provide them with guidance during this period, and assist their integration into the community as young adults.