Orr Shalom for Israeli Children at Risk
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Orr Shalom is Israel’s largest non-profit organization providing residential and therapeutic services to children who have been removed from their homes due to severe abuse and neglect.
Orr Shalom's vision is to enable all of Israel's children-at-risk to realize their potential and their right to grow up loved, protected and respected, individual and special, in a positive family setting. Since 1980, our organization has steadily expanded its network of care to ease the plight of Israeli children at risk, helping them break the cycle of violence and become productive, independent adults. Orr Shalom currently cares for 1,300 children from birth through 26+ years of age in a wide range of multifaceted programs that provide caring, professional, one-on-one treatment. Orr Shalom maintains the highest quality of expert care, with a high staff-child ratio. This ensures that at Orr Shalom, each child receives the attention, therapy, and enrichment s/he needs to thrive. At the core of our approach is the small family community based setting which has proved itself over the decades.

    Categories of Activities:
  • Empowerment
  • Education
  • Community Centers
  • Immigrant Absorption
  • Social Welfare
  • Rehabilitation
  • Youth Movements
  • Saving Lives
  • Volunteering

Orr Shalom was founded by a young couple, Hal and Shelly Cohen, who believed that a radically different approach to out-of-home care was needed in Israel. At the time, children-at-risk who were removed from their homes were sent to large youth village. The Cohen's believed in a more intimate and more homely solution. At their own initiative, they took in ten children-at-risk and approached the Ministry of Welfare for support. After some persuasion, the Ministry of Welfare gave them a permit to establish the first Therapeutic Family Group Home. Six months later, the Ministry of Welfare saw that the children were advancing surprisingly well, and in 1980 Orr Shalom was officially born.

Board of Directors: Oren Plotkin
Staff and Management We have 180 full-time and 170 part-time staff members
Our C.E.O. is Leah Golan
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Address: Ganir Center, 2 Hahar Street, Har Tuv Aleph Industrial Estate, Bet Shemesh
Tel: 029936900
Website: www.orr-shalom.org.il