The four warm homes for those aged 18 and over was established over a decade ago in order to provide accommodation, accompaniment and continual support for those who have completed and ended their stay in Ahavah’s residential family care, now expected to spread their wings and fly towards life. At this age, their wings are not always strong enough, and they are in need of a warm and supportive nest.
The warm homes are accompanied by social workers and guides caring for the young people at the beginning of their adult lives directly after leaving the Ahavah family residence. This stage can be very frightening and challenging. They discover their powers to create the reality they desire, also learning how to manage their life – from the simple everyday actions such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc. to the more complex challenges such as financial management, dealing with authorities, meeting obligations, living with partners, and so on.
Accompanied with the arrival of the recruitment and national services team, after a period of adjustment in their new home. Every young person contributes to the society in which he lives, whether it be in the military service or in the national service. This is a stage of significant development and growth, which requires meeting schedules, obeying authorities, working within a team, contributing, seeing beyond one’s self and seeing the whole system, developing healthy work habits and learning to overcome many obstacles in the duration of service.
The final stage within the warm home program is the crucial stage where the young adults consolidate all the tools they acquired in the duration of their service, as they choose their path in life as responsible adults. At this stage, they are earning a living, aiming for significant financial savings, acquiring a profession, or alternatively integrating into the world of academia.
The success of young people is measured in relation to themselves, not in a measurement scale determined by one factor or another. What is most important, is that they live their lives fully and independently, oriented towards progress and action, including and combining pleasures as well as valued friendships in their world, whilst experiencing themselves as equals, belonging to and part of society.