six units of Mesila
Treating Children and Families At-Risk
our social workers treats annually about 1,200 children at-risk, with an emphasis on children subjected to neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and extreme poverty. None of the families and children assisted are eligible for governmental social security allowances. The unit's main challenges are the minimal available means for assistance alongside the extreme poverty and great needs of most families in treatment.
Treating Children with Special Needs and their Families
our social workers treats annually 350 children with special needs (including siblings) and provided them with social care, helped them exercise their rights, referred them to assessment tests, found suitable placements for them, held support groups, secured funding for health insurance, and more.
Providing Assistance to Children in Early Childhood
the early childhood team works with the "babysitters" (pirate daycare centers) serving the community. The team holds courses and seminars for caregivers, provides tools and information for parents, and improves physical conditions and more. The unit also specializes in early detection of children-at-risk and children with special needs, advancing the transition from “babysitters” to municipal-government day care centers, working with the community's afterschool settings and providing orientation to municipal kindergarten staff.
The Advocacy and Support Center and Community Work
The center assists mainly with the realization of individual and collective rights, initial social assistance and advocacy with an emphasis on: Children's rights (educational, health and social), women in the cycle of violence, health (children and adults), promoting policy changes etc.
The community work team at the center advances and empowers the community through diverse activities held with and for its members.
The Paramedical Treatment Center
the Center offers art therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to children treated by Mesila. The Center also runs a therapeutic playroom for parents and children.
The National Center for Survivors of Human Trafficking and Slavery
many asylum seekers were abducted in the Sinai desert and held for ransom. They experienced severe trauma, forced labor, physical abuse and rape. Most of them suffer from PTSD, depression, acute health problems and other issues. The treatment provided at the Center is holistic and includes psychosocial, humanitarian, financial and legal support, group therapy sessions and social activities.
For more information, you are welcome to contact Mesila.
Address: 66 Wolfson Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo