Diana & Ira Riklis Graduates Home

At Bet Elazraki, we are a family for life. We are there for our children far after they turn 18 and physically leave the four walls of our home. Any government funding for youth at risk stops at age 18 but the reality is, that young adults of that age are not able to “make it” on their own, even from stable homes. This is especially true in Israel when these are the pivotal years of their IDF service. Most depend on their parents for both financial and emotional support. And for our graduates, who don’t have biological parents who they can fall back on, we fulfill that roll. Over the years there were more and more graduates who needed our help with providing a roof over their head, guidance, financial support and more. Our immediate and temporary solution was renting small apartments for our male and female graduates. The costs were very high, but most importantly it was not a true home.

Recently our dream has become a reality and with the help of good friends, we have purchased 2 houses, in close proximity to the Children´s Home – one for our male graduates serving in the army and one for our female graduates serving in the army and national service.