The Balance House by Enosh

Investment terms

Investment size
ILS 500,000
Investment type
4 year Interest Bearing Loan
Investment focus
Youth at Risk/Mental Health

Enosh is the largest Israeli mental health association providing services and support to people with psychiatric disabilities along with their family members. In 2023 Enosh will establish a treatment centre within a youth village in northern Israel for teenagers struggling with mental health: an innovative, world-class model and the first of its kind in Israel.

Named the Balance House, this centre is an alternative setting for psychiatric hospitalization. The goal of the Balance House is to enable high-intensity mental health care for children and teenagers who are facing acute mental crises. They do this by accompanying, treating, and supporting them in an inclusive manner. This combination helps them manage the crisis, in a non-institutional home environment, thus preventing traumas and repeat psychiatric hospitalisations.

The Balance House will utilise a new, therapeutic-educational concept adapted to teenagers that will allow, for the first time in Israel, a framework that operates by specialising in therapeutic and rehabilitative treatment, together with formal and informal educational. Today there is no system that offers intermediate solutions between hospitalisation and intervention aimed at less serious cases, and many parents are looking for solutions for their children that are simply not available. The Balance House is designed to be a temporary home to give the youth the support they need and then return them home to their routines. It is bringing a new spirit to such a therapeutic framework.

The Balance House will be funded, per youth, by referral agreements signed with health insurance companies to finance the teenagers’ stay there.