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Pitchon Lev is an apolitical non-profit organization founded in 1998 and working to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in Israel. The organization assists over 250,000 people each year regardless of sex, religion, race, origin or nationality.
We in the organization maintain straightforward and direct contact with our recipients so that we can adapt immediate solutions to any problem that arises from the field.
Immediate Reach – Humanitarian Aid:
In the help centers we help thousands of needy families who are sent to us with letters of reference from social workers throughout the country. Every month we distribute about 6,000 baskets of food to needy families, clothing toys and more.
The Far-reaching educational project “Touching the Horizon” by Pitchon Lev:
The “Lagaat Ba’Oqek” educational project from Pitchon-Lev has been operating since 2004 and is intended for young people from the geographic and social periphery who have the will and talent who need support in order to realize them.
The goal of the educational project is to provide the youth with the tools they need to develop as adults who are beneficial to themselves and to society, while developing the natural resources inherent in them.
Strategic Range – “Pitchon Lev” law to fight poverty:
Our long experience in the field shows that only action at the national-institutional level will lead to a significant reduction in poverty in Israel. Therefore, we formulated the Pitchon Lev Law for the fight against poverty, which restores the responsibility to the government and obliges it to establish a special authority for the treatment and eradication of the problem of poverty in Israel.
As an organization that has been operating since 1998, we have accumulated extensive experience in working and assisting disadvantaged populations in Israeli society. The “Lagaat Ba-Ofek” educational project of Pitchon-Lev has been operating successfully since 2004 in about 50 different local authorities throughout the State of Israel.
Direct assistance to the needy
Pitchon Lev is the largest humanitarian organization in the State of Israel, working directly with the needy and not through other non-profit organizations. As a result, we are able to establish personal and direct contacts with the needy, enabling us to adapt the patterns of assistance to their special needs.
Pitchon-Lev invested a great deal of resources in order to write a quality program (“Plan 7” of the educational project “Lagash Ba’Ofek” from Pitchon-Lev). The program is sponsored by Tel Aviv University, among others, Prof. Yossi Katan, who was one of the initiators and authors of the program, and Prof. Yizhar Oplatka, an academic research writer who examined the long-term effects of the educational project “Touching the Horizon” in January 2015.
All the facilitators in the program are advanced elites in therapeutic professions, with experience in guiding groups and possessing characteristics that enable them to establish meaningful contact with the youth in the program.
A program recognized and approved by state institutions
The educational project operates within the school area, within the organic classroom of the students and as part of the school’s integrated school schedule, approved by the Ministry of Education in the Green Track and recognized by the IDF and the Ministry of Defense.
Control Learning and learning lessons
Pitchon-Lev conducts monitoring and testing of the effectiveness of its activities.
1.In January 2015, a study was conducted by Prof. Yizhar Uplatka of Tel Aviv University, examining the long-term effects of the educational enterprise.
The organization holds ” Tav-Midot”, which attests to the effectiveness of social action
1.Each year, Pitchon-Lev conducts and publishes research with quantitative and qualitative measures in order to learn and improve
2.Each facilitator receives weekly super vision (professional support) from the Pitchon-Lev content coordinator
3.The content coordinator receive super vision (professional support) from an external consultant
The Pitchon Lev organization is headed by a seven-member board of directors, in accordance with the law and by the Registrar of Amutot.
The staff of the Executive Committee operates on a voluntary basis and out of a common ideology. The Executive Committee is the legal entity with the highest authority to make decisions in the organization and is an example of all the volunteers in the organization. In addition to the day-to-day work they are required to meet, members of the committee meet 12-14 times a year.
The Pitchon Lev Friends Club was established to support, assist and expand the humanitarian assistance provided by Pitchon Lev in all areas of activity for needy families and youth in Israel. The Circle of Friends is composed of influential and leading people who wish to express their personal values, experience and vision to improve the face of Israeli society.