Warm Homes for teenage girls

Centers in the community where girls at risk enjoy a positive experience of acceptance, gain life skills and take an active role in shaping their own future.

The Warm Home is a social-therapeutic center in the community, where girls at risk gain life skills for breaking out of the cycle of distress and changing their life course. The Warm Homes staff give the girls a positive experience of acceptance and help them to realize their abilities while integrating in normative frameworks.

The approach guiding the Warm Homes in their work focuses on the girls’ perspective and knowledge, and invites them to play an active part in shaping their future despite the social constructs that limit them. The Homes’ programming includes group sessions with therapeutic content, enrichment workshops, and development of personal capabilities. There is also an emphasis on strengthening the connection between the girls and their families, especially the mothers, and on cooperating with the schools, community centers, etc.

Rashi’s affiliate associations operate 60 Warm Homes across Israel, as part of a program of the Ministry of Social Services, with a total of 170 homes nationwide.



Government | Local authorities

Operating body

Operating body

Northern Goals Association | Yahdav Association | Tafnit Association

Related Programs

Community Anchor Youth Village

A unique youth village offering several complementary services for youth in different risk situations, without cutting them off from the family and the surrounding community.

Challenge Centers

Educational reinforcement combined with social activity and adventure sports help youth to build a sense of capability and prevent them from dropping out of school.

Noor Initiative

Advancing young women in Arab society via community-based centers that combine individual and group activity and focus on social status, education and employment.