Avishai Smadja, a graduate of WIZO Hadassim, who came to study at the youth village on the Na'aleh program, discovered and met his half-sister Yael Ben-Shoshan for the first time, at the IDF base they both serve at.
Teens who chose, by their own volition, to attend boarding schools and youth villages across Israel, including one at CHW Hadassim, talk with Ynet about how it came about, life sharing a room with other teens away from home and much more.
In March, UK Jewish News journalist Louise Scodie visited a WIZO women's shelter with the WIZO UK's Chairperson's Mission. In this report, she shares one women's story of how the WIZO shelter helped turn her life around.
Haggai Ben-Avraham was a troubled and violent youth who bounced around from one institution to another - until he was finally given a chance. Today he is achieving great results as prinicipal at WIZO's Nachalat Yehuda Youth Village. Yisrael Hayom, Israel's most widely read daily newspaper, shares his story.