Beit Ruth Girls Hostel
The Beit Ruth Girl’s Hostel is a 13-bed facility created to support the unique needs of troubled teenaged girls. These girls have left their homes in despair after being victimized, abused, and made to feel unwanted. Most have abused drugs or alcohol, have eating disorders, and have even attempted suicide.
These girls have experienced abuse, despair, and severe pain. On the outskirts of society, with nowhere to go and no one to turn to, the girls arrive at Beit Ruth as empty shells. At Beit Ruth they receive individual attention and therapy and are shown how to recognize and realize their untapped potential.
Each girl lives in the Hostel for a minimum of one year. The dedicated staff combines intensive home schooling that is recognized by the Ministry of Education with integrated mental, social and recreational therapies; community involvement with volunteer mentors; and daily household responsibilities to facilitate the girls’ rehabilitation. The ultimate goal is to re-integrate them into mainstream society.
To that end, Beit Ruth staff work to empower the girls through a supportive structure with therapies, guidance, positive experiences and character building exercises. This prevents future victimization, helps them transcend harmful conditions and develops their critical thinking skills – enabling them to recognize good choices and form and sustain responsible relationships.
The town of Rishon Le Zion, where the Girls Hostel is based, has opened its heart to the girls of Beit Ruth and encourages their active participation within the community. This community involvement helps the girls understand the healthy dynamics of family and community life.
For more information visit http://www.beitruth.com/
Watch the story of one girl – Tanya