Shabtai Levi Facts


15 Montefiori Street in Haifa. Israel.


The Shabtai Levi Home opened in 1945 as a day care center for children of Jewish Brigade soldiers who had fought in Europe.


The centre provides a range of emergency/residential care services for physically and emotionally abused children ages 3 days to 7 years. In addition. a Mother/Child Residential Unit provides a supervised rehabilitation within the home for the care of malfunctioning mothers together with their infant and young children.

How It Works

The children are cared for in one of four different frameworks:

The Emergency Centre

The Emergency Centre serves as a refuge for children at high risk as well as an intensive evaluation facility. It absorbs candidates at short notice, at any time, for a stay of up to four months. The intensive care includes a rapid diagnosis of the child and of the parent-child relationship as well as an evaluation of the prospects for improved parental performance.

The Mother/Child Residential Facility

Since the launch of the Canadian Friends of the Shabtai Levi Home in Toronto,in December 2002, money has been raised, to among other things, fund the first Mother/Child Unit. Our Unit has eight rooms and each is furnished with a single bed.a crib. a chest of drawers and a shared bathroom. This vital unit enables mothers with parenting difficulties to live with their babies in a closely supervised environment. A family can stay for 14 months with the possibility of extension if needed. After 14 months,if the process succeeds.the family can go back to lead an independent life in the community. If the process fails. the children are placed in the care of foster parents or are adopted. This Unit has had great success. not only saving the life of the child, but also the mother!

Shlom Hayaled-Community Child Protection Clinic

This ambulatory centre is designed for families whose child is not threatened with removal from the home. This centre allows parents and children to receive vital diagnostic and rehabilitative services, while maintaining their day-to-day routines at home.

When children complete their stay at the Shabtai Levi Home,they leave to one of the following destinations: their natural family, adoptive fami lies, a foster family or a residentia l facility for older children.



1057 Steeles Avenue West
P.O. Box 81596
Toronto, ON
M2R 3X1


Charitable Number
84441 2056 RR0001