Established in 1980, Orr Shalom is a non-profit organization that rescues Israel’s children who have been removed from their homes by the social welfare services following severe abuse, neglect and tragedy. By providing safe, loving homes and educational, psychological and material support, Orr Shalom enables the children in its care to break the cycle of abuse, overcome their pasts and prepare for life as independent adults.
Today, 1,430 children live in Orr Shalom foster families and homes across Israel where they can receive professional help, unconditional love and an opportunity for a better future. We are proud to report that during 2013 we received the Israeli Presidential Award for Volunteerism from President Shimon Peres.
Orr Shalom is supervised and funded by the Ministry of Welfare.