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.
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
Our programmes directly reach 11,500 young Jewish lives in the UK each year
Number of youth movements receiving key funding from UJIA
OF CHILDREN IN NORTHERN ISRAEL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
Population of the Western Galil
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average