The physical and emotional adjustment required of our girls in being moved to the Children’s Home on what is usually a sudden and unexpected transition, in addition to having to deal with whatever traumatic circumstances they were removed from, is a daunting task for the staff at the Children’s Home and they take their roles as new caretakers seriously. Lev LaLev partners with the Children’s Home by providing financial support for the many programs and services needed to help these girls grow past their often tragic circumstances and become well adjusted children and later, self sufficient and productive citizens.
Loving staff at the Children’s Home include a House Mother, Educational Director, Program Director, Psychologist and live-in counselors who remain with the girls around the clock. Every girl receives the care she needs by an interdisciplinary support staff of professionals who ensure that the Children’s Home be an environment that is warm, loving and supportive with a family-like atmosphere.
Dozens of devoted staff members act as the girls’ fathers, mothers, big sisters and life mentors. Our girls are enabled the opportunities and services to help them recover from and move past their traumatic histories through the love and care of professional and experienced staff who devote their energies, infused with much heart and soul into the work in their individual roles as nurturers for our girls.
Lev LaLev provides funding for:
Mental health services
Summer camp and programs
Recreational and educational trips throughout the year
Bat Mtizvah celebrations and music
Art and drama lessons in addition to school and holiday shoes
Clothing for each girl
Special projects currently being funded by the Lev LaLev Fund include the establishment of a:
Computer media center
Purchase of new musical instruments for Music Room
Although care in Israel under Israel’s Youth Law is mandated only until the age 18, like good parents, the Rubin-Zeffren Children’s Home, continues to provide for the girls after high school. The Lev LaLev Fund takes seriously the importance of enabling the girls to pursue meaningful careers. The Children’s Home also helps them negotiate the dating phase of their lives, to find appropriate marriage partners and Lev LaLev helps to finance wedding celebrations, and setting up young couples’ homes and furnishings.