Carmiel Children’s Village

Providing a home to 4-18 year-olds who are unable to live with their families

Carmiel Children’s Village

Providing a home to 4-18 year-olds who are unable to live with their families

The gift of home

UJIA is supporting Carmiel Children’s Village in northern Israel for the first time this year, and we are truly proud to be involved in this inspirational community.

The Village is the largest of Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes, which provide a warm and loving home to nearly 1,000 Israeli orphans and other neglected children at risk.

At Carmiel, 230 children are cared for within residential units called Mishpachtonim, which have several families of up to 12 children, who live together with a married couple and their own children. The family leads a normal life and the children study in the nearest school.

Whenever possible, the relationship with the child’s biological family is kept up through visits on weekends, festivals and during the summer holiday.

As well as the family set up, the children also benefit from the dedicated team of professionals, there to help, including a therapeutic team, psychologist, social workers, art therapist, extra curriculum teachers and instructors.

Together with other partners, we are funding the upgrading of Carmiel Children’s Village. The work will include major improvements to the dormitories and other infrastructure, plus help with their programming, benefiting all the children for whom this is now home.

Around half of the children at the Village come from households with chronic alcohol, drug and/or mental health problems.

In Numbers

*Some figures are approximations based on research

In Numbers

*Some figures are approximations based on research