Children's Center in Jerusalem
Our “Warm Home for Kids” comprehensive after-school center in Jerusalem ensures that children from impoverished homes are provided with basic food security, as well as educational, social and cultural enrichment. Children that are nurtured in our centers begin to succeed - in school, in games and with their friends.
What is the mission and purpose of this program?
The main mission of the “Warm Home for Kids” is to ensure the nutritional security of children from financially challenged families, to provide educational, social and therapeutic support to children from underserved homes and to empower children from financially challenged families to fulfill their potential.
Our “Warm Home for Kids” in Jerusalem provides hot meals, therapy and programming, free of charge, to 120 children from impoverished homes, between the ages of 3 and 14 from the neighborhood of Beit Israel. Our Jerusalem center is operational from 1 pm to 5 pm, five days a week, throughout the school year, staffed by formal and informal educators as well as volunteers, who serve as tutors, mentors and care givers.
All of the children and youth in our “Comprehensive Programming” have experienced undernourishment; many also suffer secondary effects of poverty – including trauma and low self-esteem. We use a holistic approach using nutritional, educational, social and mentoring approaches, to ensure children and youth from underprivileged homes receive an equal opportunity to flourish.
Being able to help out these girls, serving 120 hot lunches a day throughout the year, tutoring and fulfilling all of their therapeutic needs is our greatest accomplishment.
How do you measure the success of your program?
Our measurable objectives are:
- To provide 120 children with a hot lunch
- To offer educational enrichment and social activities for 120 children daily
- To provide for the therapeutic needs of 120 children
We believe our program has been successful at fulfilling our children's most basic needs.