About The Netanya Foundation
Since the late 1980's, Netanya has absorbed over 65,000 immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and other countries worldwide. Whilst welcoming immigration with open arms, the city needed to integrate its new residents effectively and sensitively. Creating a united community from different nationalities and cultures is always a challenge. However, when dealing with poorer populations and with virtually no financial support, it is even harder.
This is where The Netanya Foundation comes in. Established in 1989 to improve the quality of life of the city's residents, The Netanya Foundation continually seeks and finds the resources to help Netanya's residents and build a strong community for everyone. With the support of generous sponsors and benefactors, The Netanya Foundation initiates, manages and operates cultural facilities, community services and social, health, education, sports, science, religion, charity and welfare programs.
This project aims to
strengthen the community and give each artist the opportunity to create and publish his works. Our door is open to the many local artists who want their art to be more than just a hobby, to create more and to reach an international audience.
Here are just a few of The Netanya Foundation's projects,
which you can support:
Hephzibah Community Center: This center is dedicated to the Ethiopian community in South Netanya. Its main goal is to strengthen the personal and communal resilience of residents as they integrate themselves into the social fabric of the city, by providing opportunities for volunteering and encouraging people to take their fate into their own hands.
As well as social programs, Hephzibah Community Center provides information services, such as counseling, mediation and guidance dealing with municipal and governmental agencies; translation services; and solutions targeted at youth-at-risk to prevent them dropping out from
school, to tutor them and prepare them for higher education, to intervene in cases where they are in trouble with the law and to encourage enrolment in the military and a meaningful army service.
The Etgar Center: Etgar meets the needs of adults with severe physical disabilities caused by: polio, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), strokes, brain tumors and amputations resulting from diabetes. The Sobell Foundation recently awarded another generous grant for further renovations at the Etgar Center.
Center for Abused Women: A woman abused by her spouse lives under constant terror and fear, and her sense of self is totally crushed. The Center for Abused Woman helps women to move past the violence, deterioration, loneliness and total dependency upon their abuser, and to break the vicious cycle of distress.
Warm Nest for Girls: This facility for teenage girls-at-risk is a safe place for those who are experiencing problems at home, socially or at school. Our goal is to create a daily care facility within the community that will provide the counseling and treatment that these girls need to help them develop into strong, independent women.
Women's Empowerment Programs: Our Family/ Child Welfare Center runs programs that empower women in a range of area, including improving their relationships with their family and putting an end abuse. The Netanya Foundation – empowering women, immigrants and the disadvantaged, through relevant and effective programs and support.
Netanya Artists Association: Composed mainly of artists who have come to Israel from the former Soviet Union, the Netanya Artists Association creates a common interest and higher purpose to motivate individuals to become integrated and contribute to each other, despite their differences.
Check more in www.netanyafoundation.org