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.
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
WE SEND MORE THAN 50% OF OUR 16 YEAR-OLDS TO ISRAEL WITH THE UK YOUTH MOVEMENTS EVERY YEAR
YOUNG PEOPLE REACHED BY UJIA IN THE GALIL DIRECTLY EVERY YEAR.
OF CHILDREN IN NORTHERN ISRAEL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
Number of youth movements receiving key funding from UJIA