Shanti House

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Amount:
$120,000
Year:
2016
Field of Interest:
At-Risk Youth
Program Name:
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
Grant Type:
Israel
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1984 by Mariuma Ben Yosef, who was herself a homeless youth, Shanti House serves as a temporary home and long-term supportive residence for runaway, homeless youth ages 14-21.  It cares for youth in imminent danger of physical violence, sexual abuse and prostitution and it also runs a preventive program for youth before they reach this stage.  Shanti House operates a home in Tel Aviv and another in the Negev.  There are a total of 75-105 youth in both homes on any given day.  According to Shanti House, 90% of its youth complete 12 years of study and matriculation exams and enlist in the IDF.

GRANT PURPOSE

The Therapeutic Horseback Riding program provides therapeutic horseback riding for at-risk youth.