Amit lives in Afula. He is 13 years old. His father was imprisoned, guilty of domestic violence against Amit’s mother. The beatings were so severe that Amit’s mother became ill as a result and unable to cope. When his father was released from prison, the stress on Amit’s mother became too much. She died soon after of a heart attack, leaving Amit in his father’s care.
Initially, Amit and his sister came to Emunah as part of our day care programme, but it soon became clear that their father could not look after them. Amit and his sister now live at the Emunah Sarah Herzog Children’s Centre in Afula and are making great progress thanks to the care of the staff and the nurturing environment, with counselling and therapeutic support available when necessary.