We are happy to share that ELEM opened the first ever treatment center in Israel for boys who experienced sexual violence.
Though 1 in 5 Israeli boys ages 13-18 experience sexual violence, only 10%-15% of patients in treatment centers are boys. ELEM is now there to fill in the gap, and provide a service that is tailored to boys’ unique needs. This is in addition to our services to women such as A Real Home.
Located in Jerusalem, the center will combine two methods of therapy: individual private therapy and informal work. The goal of the center is to not only treat boys individually, but also to promote broader policy change.
We will continue to work to provide services to all at-risk youth and tailor our services to their unique needs. We hope this new center will provide many boys who lacked proper care with the help they need and deserve.