The “Neve Avraham” Children’s Treatment Center in Kiryat Arba-Hevron was established in 1989. The Center
is “an oasis in a desert of chaos” to the children and families living in the region who suffer from emotional
trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is housed in an apartment in a regular neighborhood that
once was home to the Or Menachem High School Yeshivah. It is a warm place that feels like a home.
The Center provides occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and emotional therapies
such as art, movement, and animal-assisted therapy.
Many of the families in the area have been affected personally by tragedies caused by terror attacks.
The therapists who work here are sensitive to this situation; they help the children live normal lives
as much as possible. The Center helps over 400 children (ranging from 3 months to 12 years) per year and has
become a mainstay of the region.