Bayit L'Kol Yeled (BILY): A Home for Every Child in Israel - The Schusterman Emergency Center for Children and Families
A Home for Every Child (BILY) is an Israeli nonprofit organization that works to prevent child abuse and provide comprehensive care for children who have experienced abuse or severe neglect. Their work is grounded in the belief that it is their collective social responsibility to protect and care for all children at risk of abuse, while providing culturally sensitive care to families from diverse communities, and working in close collaboration with child social services, welfare authorities and the courts. The Schusterman Emergency Center for Children & Families was the first emergency center established in Israel and its leading position still remains today. The center provides care for 50 children per year - up to 20 children at a time (aged 5 to 13 years old) who have been found to be at high risk in their parental home and were removed by court order. While at the emergency center, the children receive immediate protection and care, while their parents undergo an evaluation period and a more permanent arrangement is sought (either returning the child to his/her family under close surveillance, or moving the child to a residential facility or foster/adoptive family). The Schusterman Emergency Center is located in the heart of the Haruv Children's Campus on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem.