Our  Programs

The Zula

On our nighttime strolls through the streets of the city, we meet dozens of lost girls in search of meaning.
They are trying to forget their past and have lost all hope for their future.
Their goal is simply to survive until the next day to get through the chill of the night.
They are starving, in every sense of the word: Starving for a warm, nutritious meal; starving for a kind word, starving for affection.
That’s why the TELEM Center runs the Zula Youth Center in downtown Jerusalem. The Zula provides support and dynamic social activities for girls who are living on the streets. Our warm, dedicated staff –and a team of top notch professionals – work untiringly to help these girls.
The Zula serves as a substitute for the bars and street gangs, and gives these girls a chance to build relationships with our staff, who then develop individualized action plans for each and every girl.
We offer a wide array of classes, activities and workshops, giving the girls practical skills for life and helping them break the dangerous cycle they are in.

Location: 3 King George St., City Center, Jerusalem

Partnering Organizations: Beit Shlomo

Our Goals:

Identifying girls at risk
Providing support, therapy and social activities
Creating a fun, safe environment

Target Population:

Girls “on the fringe”
Ages 14-19

Staff:

Coordinator
Counselors
Social Worker

Number of Participants:

Approximately 60 girls

Number of Participants:

Approximately $115,000
annually