Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes is a national organization (regulated and supervised by the Ministry of
Education), founded in 1943 by the late Mrs. Recha Frier to care , educate and rehabilitate children at-risk, aged 4-17, who come from extremely deprived backgrounds. Today, Hamifal cares for over 950 children at risk, with normal intellectual potential, in nine Children’s Village, six Family Group Homes and 3 after-school care centres. The total of 18 frameworks are managed and operated by Hamifal.
The children we care for derive from various backgrounds such as neglect, abandonment, rejection, undernourishment,
physical, sexual or emotional abuse, or economic deprivation in their biological homes.
Hamifal stands out for being the first organization to establish the Family Group Model whereby couples foster 12 children in a familial setting commonly known as the "Mishpachton" format. Our Children`s Villages are composed of 6+ family units that share public living quarters. We strongly believe in the Misphachton philosophy, as in our eyes it presents the ideal substitute for children at-risk.
The Family Group model enables us to relate to each child individually, provide stability and a nurturing environment.
Thus, help them fulfil their potential, promote independence and provide a safe and warm home.
The philosophy of Hamifal is founded on the assumption that children from high-risk backgrounds should have an equal
opportunity for a normal childhood, and live in a secure and stable family environment just like their peers.