The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim was established in 1999 on the campus of Neve Yerushalayim as a pioneering initiative to elevate the level of professional mental health services for Israel's Orthodox community. It is a community faced with the challenges posed by modern society, affected by life in a country where terrorism is a constant threat, and where poverty has exacerbated the mental and emotional problems of individual and families alike.
The mission of the Family Institute is to address the burgeoning mental health needs of Israelís Dati/Charedi community by offering direct low-cost counseling services, while at the same time training religious professionals to fill the critical shortage of competent, culturally sensitive therapists.
How does The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim fulfill its mission?
The Family Institute provides for the mental health needs of Israel's Dati/Charedi community through:
A Masters-level academic program providing the opportunity for religious students to pursue a successful career as a family and mental health counselor,
Multi-faceted training of qualified professionals, including clinical internships, specialized training, mini-courses and seminars,
Subsidized counseling services by religious therapists sensitive to the needs of the Dati/Charedi community,
Communal education to create an awareness and understanding in the Dati/Charedi community of mental health issues and treatment options.