The goal of Beit Ruth is to give each young woman an opportunity to escape a life of distress, to stand on her own feet, to be able to properly raise children of her own, and to become a strong member of Israeli society. In the first stage, the girls will finish their high school studies and successfully complete their matriculation (“Bagrut”) requirements. They will then join the Israel Defense Forces, as all girls their age do. We aim to continue to support and work with these girls even after they have completed their army service as part of the second stage of treatment.
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The number of at-risk girls between the ages of 14-18, awaiting placement outside the home, is increasing rapidly. The life story of each and every girl entails some form of physical or emotional abuse and in many cases a combination of both. Unfortunately it is a difficult task to identify these at-risk girls, for their suffering is silent to the outside world. They tend to manifest their rage by adopting patterns of self-abuse infliction.
To address this worrisome problem Beit Ruth is establishing a village for 200 girls and in the meantime, since 2006, is running a Hostel for 12 girls.