Shanti House Association
Warm Homes for youth at risk and youth in immediate danger
Mariuma was selected as one of CNN’s top 25 Heoroes – Out of 187 countries and thousands of candidates
What We Do
Shanti House cares for youth from all sectors of the population, regardless of religion, race, gender or nationality.
Shanti House offers immediate shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for youth who can be admitted with no need for official referral, time limit on length of stay or waiting period prior to receiving care. It serves as an alternative family for homeless and at-risk youth, providing their physical, emotional and educational needs in a family atmosphere.
Our houses offer a wide range of treatments, rehabilitative programs, educational support and prevention programs for young people in at-risk groups
“On Israel’s 74th Independence Day, I had the privilege of receiving the ‘Israel Prize’ for my Life Project – The Shanti House Association”
This is a very exciting moment for me and I am thankful for this journey and the moments within it.
I am a person who believes in the way, step by step, to reach where my soul leads me. The choices I have made at different stations of my life were mostly from complete responsibility, a deep listening to the voices and signs along the way, my inner world and to their implications for others
There were always three of them: the way, the love for human beings and myself. These choices were drawn from within me, through me and always passing through my filters.
During the journey I met the strength, the determination and the persistence to go forward, lead and create, along with the limitations, possibilities and complexities that the outer and inner journey summoned me to act upon, and always together.
I learned that without fear and lessons – there is no trail! There is no learning and growth.
Fear is one of the most important friends that accompanies me and makes me more accurate, moral and conscientious, and the more I listen to it, the more I am present, and learn. It defeats me for moments but, from the challenges that stand in the way, I learn, become clear-headed and lead with courage and incessant desire to do good in our world.
I share this message with you and remind everyone that we are our own leaders, we are responsible for our choices and the way we choose to go, as we submit the results to God.
At this special and exciting moment, I am full of gratitude, in every part of me, to God who accompanies me in the creation of my life, for this daily strength to continue….” (Mariuma’s remarks after receiving the award)
First Hug Kit
Adopt a Soldier
Art, Craft & Vocational Training
Kabbalat Shabbat & Holiday Dinners
Giving to Others
Events, visits and activities
Do you wish to have a spectacular event in Desert Shanti (A wedding or Bar Mitzvah)?
We can offer you a unique occasion and an exciting activity that can make your event extra special!
All income is dedicate for the children of Shanti House and to its continued activities
The Founder of Shanti House Association chose to devote her life to youth at risk. Since 1984 until today she manages Shanti House
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