The Tel Mond Citizen Rights Center
The Tel Mond Citizen Rights Center, YEDID's first Center in Israel's Sharon region (Netanya region), was opened in April 2010 at the Community Center for the Elderly in Tel Mond. Meirav Amir, the Director of the new Center, is a social worker with experience as a community social worker in the Carmel region as well as the youth director at the Yokneam Community Center.
The YEDID Citizen Rights Center operates in cooperation with the local Welfare Department and the local community center in order to provide residents of Tel Mond with information concerning their rights. Despite a lack of public transportation to and in Tel Mond, about half of the clients come to the Center from neighboring towns such as Netanya, Hadera and Pardes Hana.
YEDID in Tel Mond has been building up its client base since its opening and in the first six months of 2011 assisted over 100 new clients. Most cases require in-depth assistance, and so entail an average of more than five follow up visits or phone calls. In addition to her work with individual clients, Meirav has been active in building relationships with local community leaders and other social service agencies. She is currently a member of the Municipal Welfare Committee, and many of the Center's clients have been referred by the Welfare Department.
In 2010 the Center ran a Youth in Action program, which provides youth with the tools to be empowered, active leaders of their community. The program was so popular that it was extended into the first quarter of 2011. Additional programs in 2011 have included a Family Budget Management course for Tel Mond welfare clients and two Youth Financial Management Courses for National Service Volunteers in neighboring towns.
The Tel Mond Citizen Rights Center is generously supported by
The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust