Family Therapy Center
SUPPORTING AT-RISK FAMILIES IN DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODS
The neighborhoods of Hatikva, Ezra, Haargazim and Neve Tsahal are located in south-east Tel Aviv and comprise the lowest socio-economic area in the city. Many residents in these neighborhoods are trapped in inter-generational cycles of poverty, and the prevalence of family dysfunction, neglect, domestic violence and children’s behavioral problems is high. The area lacks support services to effectively address these issues and the limited services which do exist are poorly used. The community therefore requires a Family Therapy Center, similar to the ones which have been established in the neighborhoods of Yafo Gimel, Kiriat Shalom, Kfar Shalem and Shapira and proved to be highly successful.
Family Therapy Centers are designed to provide accessible support services for families and parents in need. The center will target children aged 6-14 who have demonstrated emotional or behavioral problems due to their family situation, and their parents. It offers a range of therapies, with each care program tailored to the specific needs of the child and his/her family, and operates at hours which maximize convenience for families.
Family Therapy Centers aim to:
- Reduce or prevent risk factors for children by strengthening their family situation;
- Rehabilitate relationships between parents and children;
- Equip parents with skills and knowledge to support healthy child development and prevent further neglect or abuse.
How You Can Help
In order to provide continuity to families and create a lasting impact in the community, a donation of $1,427,250 is sought to operate the Family Therapy Center for three years. Contact us for more information or to make a donation.