Neve Landy Children’s Village is located in Even Shmuel, a moshav (agricultural settlement) in the south of Israel, adjacent to the city of Kiryat Gat and less than 25 kilometers from the Gaza Strip. Neve Landy is residential home to 76 boys at risk aged 6-16, and for many serves as an alternative or last resort intervention for boys who would otherwise require psychiatric hospitalization or following hospitalization. All of our children are placed by municipal social services, the large majority from local southern communities. Many display a variety of behavioral problems, learning disabilities and complex emotional difficulties. The children suffer from ongoing PTSD and require a diverse range of intensive therapeutic interventions – amongst others, horticultural therapy, sand-pit therapy, animal assisted therapy and art therapy. The therapeutic team at Neve Landy also includes two psychologists and a psychiatrist.
Neve Landy is held in extremely high regard by the Israeli Department of Child Protective Services.