Welcome to The Summit Institute
Welcome to The Summit Institute
Since 1973, through our unique and groundbreaking programs, Summit Institute has supported the rehabilitation and integration of young adults living with severe mental health issues. In 2003, Summit began providing foster care services in Jerusalem and the country's Southern Region, responsible for some 1,400 children in foster care, and overseeing and guiding 900 foster families. Our foster care services include a network of thirteen Summit-trained emergency shelter foster families, who serve as an immediate solution in times of crisis, ready to provide a safe place to land at a moment's notice, for children who need to be removed immediately from their homes. Our Mahut Therapy & Guidance Center for Parents, run in conjunction with the Jerusalem Municpality, further echos our commitment to holistic, healthy, home environments and interpersonal relationships, providing tools and mediation through difficult familial intersections. At Summit Institute we believe that no one is a victim to their circumstance, and that all circumstances have the potential for positive change. At Summit Institute, we facilitate that healing.
Foster care Services with Summit
Foster families play a vital role in children’s physical, emotional, and educational development. A foster family provides a warm home and a temporary solution for at-risk children who can no longer live with their biological parents, whether due to the parents’ choice or a court order. Our foster families go through preliminary training as well as ongoing training and support to ensure that each child has their individual needs met and the best chance at a healthy transition.
Summit in The Media
A Chance to Blossom
Pyschosocial Rehabilitation with Summit
The Summit Institute’s psychosocial programs offer a wide range of services catered to the individual needs of young adults learning to live with mental health issues, as well as rehabilitative programming for those suffering from trauma related illness. Our programs guide participants to create healthy, independent lives through a range of holistic individual and social services.
Rehabilitative Services with Summit:
Supporting the Family Unit
Mahut Therapy & Guidance Center for Parents
The Mahut Therapy & Guidance Center for Parents is run by The Summit Institute with a view to provide parents the support and tools needed to navigate their adolescent's personal needs through difficult periods. In partnership with the Adolescent Care Unit of the Jerusalem Municipality, The Mahut Center focuses on improving the parent-adolescent relationship, improving parental functioning and supporting crisis situations, all with the goal of strengthening the family and improving the condition and functioning of the adolescent.
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Our Professional Team
Executive Director of the Summit Institute
Manager of finances, administration and accessibility
Director of Foster Care Services
Head of Professional Services
Therapeutic Rehabilitation Coordinator
Director of Resource Development and Public Relations