Every year, tens of thousands of claims are filed in Israeli courts relating to child neglect or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Tens of thousands of these children are removed by the authorities from dangerous and life threatening home lives.
Without intervention, these children might fall victim to their circumstances. Continued under-nutrition, lack of attention, neglect, or worse will prevent them from receiving and achieving what they need in order to succeed in life and have a bright future.
WIZO is determined not to allow difficult circumstances to define the rest of a child’s life. To give these children what they need to succeed, WIZO created Neve WIZO, a long-term foster family home for children aged 4-18. Children enter the programme by court order and undergo a process of emotional, psychological and educational evaluations to determine their needs.
Married couples are employed as foster parents and provide a warm and stable environment for the children. Placed in the midst of a loving home and having supportive adults to guide them through life's milestones gives the children hope and courage to overcome past hardships and reach their full potential.
The fostering couples are guided by a professional support team including a psychologist, social workers, and various therapists. Neve WIZO is unique in that it cares for these children from childhood to adulthood and provides everything they need physically, academically, emotionally and socially to become healthy, responsible, functioning adults.
Why We Need You
WIZO is looking to purchase additional homes to care for the many children who need our special type of care.