Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes established in 1943, is a national non-profit organization regulated and supervised by the Israeli Ministry of Education. Founded by the late Mrs. Recha Frier, Hamifal’s mission is to care, educate and rehabilitate children and youth at-risk by providing a residential alternative for children who were removed from their homes and the custody of their parents by court order.
Our nation-wide network of residential frameworks cares for over 950 children at risk aged 3-17, in nine Children’s Village, six Family Group Homes and 3 after-school care centers. The total of 16 frameworks are all managed and operated by Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes.
The children we care for derive from various backgrounds such as neglect, abandonment, rejection, undernourishment, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and/or economic deprivation in their biological homes. Most of our children were removed by Therefore, require alternative living arrangements to ensure safe and healthy upbringing.
Hamifal stands out for being the first organization to establish the Family Group Model whereby couples foster 12 children in a familial setting commonly known as the “Mishpachton” format. Our Children`s Villages are composed of 6+ family units that share public living quarters and we also have smaller Family Unit Groups and Independent Family Units. We strongly believe in the Misphachton philosophy, as in our eyes it presents the ideal out-of-home residential substitute for children and youth at-risk. The Family Group model enables us to relate to each child individually, provide stability and a nurturing environment. Thus, helping them fulfil their potential, promote independence and provide a safe and warm home.
The philosophy of Hamifal is baes on the assumption that children from high-risk backgrounds should have an equal opportunity for a normal childhood, and live in a secure and stable family environment just like their peers.