Hadassim Family Units

Hadassim Family Units

The Hadassim Family Units are located in Even Yehuda on the WIZO Hadassim Youth Village campus.
They were established in 2002 and are catered to children at-risk from Even Yehuda, Netanya and the surrounding North/Central areas of Israel. Operated and managed by Hamifal, the Hadassim Family Units are home to 36 children aged 6-15 in three  family units.

Our mission is to rehabilitate children at-risk by providing them with a nurturing and loving home within a family unit structure. We view our model as an ideal substitute framework from their  biological homes that were posing a threat/danger to their lives. Furthermore, that our model presents vital characteristics for the healthy development of any child.

Since these family units are physically located within the WIZO Hadassim Youth Villageת the children from our family units take part in all of the Village’s social and cultural activities and events. The WIZO Hadassim Village not only provides a very uplifting atmosphere for the children but also provides an educational setting and unique environment for children to grow up in.

Hamifal encourage educational and extra-curricular support as we see the direct result they have in boosting a child’s confidence, promoting empowerment and independence.

Hadassim activities include the following:

  • After-School Tutoring, provided by professional teachers at the family units
  • Art therapy, used to help children to express their emotions non-verbally
  • Recreational/enrichment classes , take place within the Hadassim village
  • Summer camp, organized for children who are unable to return to their homes
  • Bnei Mitzvah Projects, held for children of Bar/Bat Mitzvah age each year, with the participation of the child’s family when possible

In accordance with the educational model, wherever possible the children keep in contact with their parents and meet with them once every two weeks, and spend two weeks at home during summer vacation.

Achievements

The Hadassim family units have witnessed their success among the children themselves. We have received reports from the teachers in their school that the children scholastic achievements have improved dramatically as well as their social skills. The foster home parents and counselors are in constant contact with the children’s teachers at their school and are privy to all their improvements and setbacks

Personal Story

Ateret, 35 years old is the Hadassim Family Units Director and lives in the Village with her husband, twin daughters and son. Ateret is not only familiar with Hadassim through her work but also, because she herself grew up there with her two sisters. Six years ago, Ateret and her husband decided to move to Hadassim as Foster parents in one of Hamifal’s family homes. She felt this was the best way for her to “give back” all she received from the rehabilitating framework as a child.

Ateret completed her Bachelors Degree in Education and is continuing to flourish and develop within the Hamifal network. She is always willing to share her story as serves as a role model for many of our children.

Units Director: Ateret David

Tel :+972- 9-8997245

WIZO Hadassim Youth Village 42845