"Beit Dror" - LGBT teens (lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and undecided), Tel Aviv
“Beit Dror” hostel is a temporary shelter for LGBT boys and girls aged 14-18 under distress, from all over the country. The stay at “Beit Dror” is between one night to three months, while transgender teens may stay for longer periods. These youths arrive to the hostel independently, through the welfare entities or with the help of the LGBT community organizations.
The hostel staff includes a manager, a social worker, a coordinator, evening therapeutic-educational instructors, a national service girl, young people in their year of service at Iggy “(Gay Youth Organization) and about 60 volunteers. Its main objective of the staff is to help young people who come to the hostel during crisis and distress – to enable them to regroup while providing them with a sense of security, respect and acceptance. The hostel acts to try and mend the rift between them and their families, and to aim towards finding a long term solution at their homes or elsewhere. During their stay these teens receive both individual and group care, education and are taught life skills, take part in classes and enrichment courses, and – sometimes for the first time – also gain recognition and respect for their gender difference or sexual orientation.
"Mevaser Tov" - ultra-Orthodox boys, Jerusalem
“Mevaser Tov” is a temporary roof boys from the ultra-Orthodox sector. The hostel hosts boys aged 13-18 from across the country for a period of up to three months. The boys arrive independently or directed by rabbis, welfare entities, functionaries and friends. The facility, located in Jerusalem’s Baka neighborhood, provides the boys with a warm location, a supporting shoulder and a listening ear, in a safe and secured environment.
“Mevaser Tov” offers a multidisciplinary team, that include a manager, a social worker, a coordinator, instructors and volunteers, who provide the boys with support and enrichment groups, classes, programs and activities that match their age and ability. They also receive personal individual treatment provided by the social worker. This framework also includes a volunteering system, that supports the staff and greatly contributes to the boys.
"Makom Acher" - boys and girls, Tel Aviv
“Makon Acher” hostel serves as a short-term roof for boys and girls aged 14-18. The hostel is located in a four-storey building at 16 Basel St. in Tel Aviv and receives youths from Tel Aviv and central Israel. A stay at the hostel is between one night to three months. The boys arrive independently or by referral from the social services.
The hostel hosts a multidisciplinary team, which includes a manager, a care team, a coordinator, guides and service members. These provide the boys and girls with a safe environment that enables them to take a time off and plan their future of either returning to their homes or advancing to further frameworks. During the period of their stay in the hostel these youths receive individual care and group interventions and are integrated within the HILA program learning center (basic completion and educational studies), which enable them to close educational gaps and reintegrate within the school system. The hostel operates an extensive group of volunteers, allowing the youths to encounter a variety of mature and supporting figures. These volunteers are assigned to various positions and contribute to the welfare of those who stay at the hostel in a variety of fields.
"Atnachta" - boys and girls, Jerusalem
“Atnachta” was founded in 1996 as a roof for youths at risk and crisis situations in and around Jerusalem. Since its establishment and until today, the hostel provides temporary and emergency solution for youths aged 13-18, regardless of their religion, race or sex. The shelter is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The hostel provides a solution for 18 tenants, for a period of between one night to three months.
Staying at “Atnachta” is done voluntary and willingly with the consent of the parents or the approval of welfare entities. During their stay boys and girls receive all their necessary basic needs: A warm bed, hot and nutritious food, clothing and footwear suitable for the season and medical care if necessary. At the same time, they undergo professional interventions by the hostel’s staff, which include treatment, attention and a place to rest and heal their soul.
"The House on Haim St." – boys and girls, Haifa
“The House on Haim St. is a temporary home for about 400 boys and girls who are homeless and who experience risk and distress situations. The house functions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, while providing a solution for hundreds of youths annually, who are ejected to the street and arrive to it. The house provides a warm bed, clothing, food and a safe environment in which social activities take place, including a learning center.
This framework hosts a multidisciplinary team, which includes a manager, a care team, a coordinator, guides and service members. These provide the boys and girls with a safe environment that enables them to take a time off and plan their future of either returning to their homes or advancing to further frameworks