WARM HOMES FOR
The Warm Home is an informal social-therapeutic center where girls at risk enjoy a positive experience of acceptance while they gain life skills for breaking out of the cycle of distress.
Rashi played a central role in a pilot project to upgrade Warm Homes: extending the hours of activity, increasing the number of participants, enhancing the treatment and enrichment programs, providing professional training and guidance for the staff, and more.
Consequently, the Ministry of Welfare has adopted the Warm Home as a leading national program for girls at risk, and defined a standard for their operation based on the model we developed. In a tender issued by the Ministry, three of our affiliates were chosen to operate a total of 60 Warm Homes across Israel starting in 2011.
Along with the ongoing operation, we continue to enrich the service with therapeutic, social and educational elements, such as a health education program that deals with nutrition, personal hygiene, sexuality, and more.
Our goal is to create an environment where every girl can imagine her future within mainstream society and has confidence in her ability to reach self-fulfillment. Special emphasis is placed on professional training for the staff – social workers, house mothers and counselors, as well as on activities to bring the teenage girls closer to their parents, especially the mothers.
Ministry of Welfare
Isabel and Alfred Bader Foundation
Dan Nir and Jill Braufman
Northern Goals Association