Girls are increasingly at risk in Israel. An increasing number of young girls are experiencing physical and sexual abuse and are growing up in dysfunctional family settings rife with addiction and parental mental illness and neglect. A number of studies of Israeli youth that were conducted in recent years have clearly determined that there is a distinct lack of effective out of home therapeutic placement options for at risk pre-teen and teen girls.
Our three year Teen Girls Empowerment Residential Treatment Program provides a much-needed individualized residential, therapeutic and educational framework. It is one of the only programs in the country to do so. This program provides a model which other institutions can adopt in order to target the increasing problem of teenage girls at risk in Israel.
The potential of each girl to overcome a lifetime of struggle, isolation, and despair motivates our staff to continually expand each individual's capabilities and quality of life, and to build responsible adults and parents, and productive citizens. By requiring integrity and commitment we empower the teen girl through discovery and encouragement.