Support a Project Today

Donate now to one of Four Inspiring Projects run by The Summit Institute and change the lives of young people in our community that have been less fortunate.

 

 

We invite you to take part in a project that is closest to your heart and adopt it.

 
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Parental Support Group for parents dealing with mental illness

In recent years, there has been a growing need on the part of young people dealing with mental illnesses - who are themselves parents.

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Providing a Computer for Every Child

Connecting our Foster Children community to their support network by providing them with computers

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Emergency Foster Family Shelter Program

There are likely few people anywhere who would be able to offer a home for 217 foster children like Angel Alon from Netivot has done over the years.

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Emergency Foster Family Shelter Program

There are likely few people anywhere who would be able to offer a home for 217 foster children like Angel Alon from Netivot has done over the years.

But nearly anyone can help support these efforts. By donating to the Summit Institute you help us purchase items used for these special children including beds, sheets, clothing and other basic needs.

The Summit Institute currently works with twelve incredible families that are always ready to accept a foster child when the need arises.  Depending on the demand, at any given time, these families have between 20 and 40 children living in their homes.

 

Most of these children will require this “emergency absorption” for a period of up to three months until more permanent accommodations can be found.  But at times, this process can get held up by court decisions or other factors beyond our control.

 

These homes provide all the support of a traditional family, with unwavering love and dedication. Many of these children came into a world defined by chaos and uncertainty.  Our foster program gives them the chance for new opportunities and forge new lives defined by security and hope.

 

Parental Support Group for parents dealing with mental illness

Parental Support Group for parents dealing with mental illness
In recent years, there has been a growing need on the part of young people dealing with mental illnesses - who are themselves parents - for guidance and parental support alongside their own rehabilitation process.

The aim of the project is to provide parents dealing with mental illness a supportive framework and tools to improve their parental abilities from an overall perspective. The goal is to support both the more traditional challenges of parenting as well as those experienced in the shadow of their mental illness and the challenges this brings about. 

The project includes a weekly treatment session for a group of 45 parents in the care of the Summit Institute as well as a monthly guided support group for children of these parents (toddlers up to 15+ yrs old).

 

Providing a Computer for Every Child

Connecting our Foster Children community to their support network by providing them with computers

Ever since the breakout of COVID-19 we have witnessed our community of 1400 Foster Children experience significantly less outside support and a general disconnect from society. Since the beginning of the crisis, The Summit Institute has received over 700 requests from our foster families to provide their children with working computers to help them connect to their networks of friends, teachers and support professionals.   

Many of our Foster children face challenges and learning disabilities that are traditionally supported by a variety of in-formal extra learning sessions and enrichment programs after school hours.   However, without being able to physically meet many of these programs were difficult to run.

Computers and other forms of digital communication are indispensable educational tools and also a connection to the outside world and have provided a window to the world for our Foster Children across Israel.   To date we have managed to source over 450 computers via our network and are in urgent need of further assistance to buy computer and tablets to help our children connect back to the world.

Enhanced Support for Disabled Foster Children

Access to a wide variety of professional services for those children that need it most

The objective of our “Enhanced Support” initiative is to provide a higher level of support for foster children with physical and mental disabilities.  The program is designed for disabled children who have been separated from their biological families because of abuse, neglect or even orphancy or abandonment.  Our goal is to provide these children with a rehabilitative framework in a warm family and home and an environment defined by stability – without the need for them to live in an institution where that level of support might not be as available.

The program offers them access to a wide variety of professional services provided by Summit’s dedicated and highly experienced team.  Our experience has shown that by being able to offer these additional services we are able to ensure our foster families are able to better cope with the obvious increased challenges that come with caring for a disabled child.