Returning runaway and homeless youth to an optimal way of life by creating a supporting and guiding environment suited to their needs.
Shanti House, which first opened its doors to youth in 1984, serves as a temporary home as well as a long-term framework for runaway and street youth ages 14-21, regardless of religion, race, sex or gender. At Shanti House we take in youth who are in immediate danger or are on the brink of becoming victims of physical violence, sexual abuse, crime, prostitution and the like. We also have prevention programs for at-risk youth throughout the country.
Over its years of activities Shanti House has come a long way, and has developed its own unique methods for treating at-risk youth.
The Shanti House Association runs two homes: the Neve Tzedek Shanti House in Tel Aviv (link) and the Desert Shanti House Youth Village (link), located on the road between Beer Sheva and Mitzpe Ramon, some 5 kilometers from Sde Boker.
The Shanti House team has developed a model, one which can be assimilated in any country seeking a solution for at-risk youth. Our vision is for our method of treatment to become a global model, and for the Shanti House Association to become a worldwide umbrella association, encouraging cooperation for the creation of a more fair and healthy world.