The Campus in Kyriat Yearim
With the spectacular view of the Judean Hills on one side on the campus, and the distant line of the Mediterranean Sea on the other, the Jerusalem Hills Children’s Home campus is the perfect venue for therapeutic treatment.
Residents and staff enjoy many outdoor spaces such as soccer fields, a basketball court, and additional playgrounds. Equine therapy is also offered as there is a riding stable very close to campus.
Beautiful modern buildings accommodate up to 100 residents, and the staff residences provide room for 17 individuals and/or families to live in apartment style homes. The administrative building houses offices, conference and meeting rooms, and rooms for individual and group therapy. There are two residential cottages for the younger children and a large cottage for the older children. The main building houses the school and classrooms for children, a library, a music room, an art room, and the dining room, which can be used as an auditorium as well.
The buildings are connected through a series of covered walkways and bridges, creating an inviting and open space for the children to explore.
Future Plans for Expansion
Plans are set for the next phase of construction on the Kyriat Yearim campus to include a gymnasium and swimming pool.
The staff at the Children’s Home is excited to implement a woodworking shop, a therapeutic agriculture program, and many additional programs to engage the children in positive and enriching ways, and in 2010, a teen girl’s residential program will begin.
A parcel of land is set aside for joint use by JWI and the Children’s Home; preliminary plans include a training center to be used by the Children’s Home as well as other NGOs throughout Israel.