Mrs. Sara Netanyahu, the Prime Minister’s wife, visited our shelter to commemorate the International Day for the Struggle against Violence against Women. We were very happy to learn that Mrs. Netanyahu has a deep understanding of the problem so many women face and she believes, like we do, that there is a real need for many more shelters. The visit began in the children’s clubhouse, where she spoke to the children and received a gift that they made for her. She moved on to the women’s club where she had the opportunity to meet all of the shelter residents. This was a wonderful and exciting visit. Mrs. Netanyahu spoke to the women and empowered them with her words. The women and the staff were very moved by what she said. Mrs. Netanyahu and her staff gave out gifts to the women and the staff at the shelter.
Shelter that Became a Home. Mrs. Netanyahu asked her for permission to use the book in her work as a psychologist. Herzlia’s newly elected mayor arrived with Mrs. Yonina Padani and said his remarks and well-wishes to Mrs. Netanyahu. They also brought her a special gift. (Additional pictures can be seen on the Prime Minister’s Facebook Page.)