“The Women’s Courtyard”, in Haifa
The Women’s Courtyard is a multi-cultural communal facility for girls and young women aged 13-25. The Courtyard strives towards equal opportunities for all and for the right of every woman and girl to achieve self-fulfilment according to her wishes, aspirations and needs, regardless of class, gender, national or ethnic affiliation.
The Courtyard in Haifa is open 3 days a week, between the hours of 10:00 and 19:00. In the past year, more than 250 girls and young women have visited the courtyard, and a significant number have become part of the permanent core using The Courtyard services for help in a wide range of aspects of daily life. We support and assist all young girls and women who turn to us, offering them practical help, ensuring that their full rights are realized, providing guidance in finding work, help in organizing themselves at school or college, dealing with family issues or facing recruitment in the Israel Defense Forces. We are turning to you to consider helping and supporting us this year, so that we can renovate our premises or even move to another location in Haifa more fit for purpose for our young women and our activities.
Dozens of girls and young women come to The Courtyard each day, so naturally we try to ensure that the premises and environment are pleasant and welcoming. The message we wish to convey to the girls is that we believe in them and that they deserve conditions that are well maintained and of a high standard, and not with broken, outdated equipment as is the case at the moment. The building is also run down and damp and requires significant renovation work to ensure the conditions that are beneficial to the young women coming to The Courtyard. The estimated cost of renovation work is $50,000.