Children’s Homes

Children’s Residential Homes

Emunah’s five children’s homes in Israel offer a lifeline to children who cannot live at home as their parents are unwilling or unable to care for them.

About 100 boys and girls aged 8 and 18, call Emunah Achuzat Sara their home. An oasis in Bnei Brak Achuzat Sara Emunah cares for many of Israel’s most vulnerable children. Indeed, each child is unique, but all share an unfortunate history of neglect, abuse, and rejection. Social services and the family courts have determined that for these children, remaining with their dysfunctional families would be harmful to their physical and emotional growth and well-being. The caring staff of Emunah Achuzat Sara welcomes every child with open arms, a smile and a great deal of love. Achuzat Sara is determined to help the children learn to deal with their difficult experiences while removing the heavy burdens that prevent them from enjoying a regular childhood.

Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki Children`s Home in Netanya was founded in 1969 to help children facing serious crises. Only 40 children were fortunate enough to find a haven at Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki at the time. Today we have over 250 children, from all over Israel in numerous programs. The children live at Bet Saba Elazraki due to a combination of neglect, family violence, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, mental illness, or abandonment.

Emunah Bet Saba Elazraki is a warm and loving ‘home-away-from-home’ that supports and protects its children and offers them warmth and love, therapeutic support, as well as scholastic, educational and social enrichment.

Emunah Neve Landy Children’s Village is located in rural Even Shmuel, a moshav (agricultural settlement) in the south of Israel, adjacent to the city of Kiryat Gat and less than 15 miles from the Gaza Strip. Neve Landy is a residential home for 76 at-risk boys aged 6-18. For many, Emunah Neve Landy serves as an alternative or last resort intervention for boys who would otherwise require psychiatric hospitalization. All of our children are placed by municipal social services; most are from local southern communities. Many display a variety of behavioral problems, learning disabilities, and complex emotional difficulties. Emunah Neve Landy is the best option to support these boys and their families, providing support and care to ensure they develop into emotionally healthy adults.

Emunah Neve Michael Children’s Village is the only multi-disciplinary children’s home in Israel to offer a wide range of professional services on one site, including residential homes, a special education school, crisis centers, and a women’s shelter. Established in 1943, this 7-acre campus in Pardes Hanna is a safe haven for 280 children, youth and adults who have been directed to Emunah Neve Michael by Israeli social services.

The Emunah Afula Children’s Center was opened in 1949 and currently home to 120 children at-risk aged 6-18, in residential and after-school care, placed by child protective services, as the result of neglect, abuse, parent dysfunction, and maladaptive social behavior. Many of our children display signs of trauma, which expresses itself in severe learning difficulties, acute emotional and psychiatric challenges and extreme behavior. The professional staff of Emunah Afula provides love, safety, and stability, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and educational programs with the goal of breaking the cycle of distress.