Who We Are
Thousands of young adults in Israel lack a family support network. Young people from dysfunctional or unsupportive (emotionally or financially) families, or those who have been placed in out-of-home care (state boarding schools or foster care) reach the age of 18 and exit these frameworks and their school, where they find themselves on the outside of the educational and welfare systems. In the absence of assistance and support, these young adults face difficult odds in trying to achieve their potential and break out of the circle of poverty in Israel.
Lamerhav is currently the leader in the field of guidance and support for young adults in Israel who lack a family support network. The organization functions as a professional knowledge repository, which comprises both a guidance model based on a unique, self-developed methodology and the Center for Partnerships and Applied Developmental Research (the only one of its kind in Israel), a leader in developing and providing access to professional knowledge in this field. Lamerhav also oversees additional projects, all of which focus on providing participants with a support network and enabling them to acquire personal and professional skills.
Utilizing a unique model for guidance and support, Lamerhav works with about 450 young adults in Israel, ages 17-25, who lack a family support network. Every year 70 new participants join the program, which has over 200 graduates. Additionally, through a wide range of activities and partnerships, Lamerhav affects change for hundreds more similarly situated young adults.