Our History

The House of Grace was established in Haifa by the late Kamil Shehade and his wife, Agnes Shehade, and has been working since 1982 to empower the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised groups throughout Haifa and the Upper Galilee. Engaged in the challenging yet inspiring work of restoring dignity to the most marginalized members of Israeli society, it continues in its mission. The House of Grace is animated by the words of the Bible, “I was in prison, and you came to visit me” (Matthew 25:36).

 

Our projects

House of Grace supports prisoners, youth at risk, families in need, and Holocaust survivors from all segments, religious, and ethnic groups in Israeli society. In times where the political and social environment in Israel is changing drastically, and intolerance towards the “other” increases, House of Grace believes that dialogue is even more crucial than before. Personal stories can build bridges of sympathy to facilitate such processes.

Prisoners'
Rehabilitation

House of Grace opened its doors as the first rehabilitation facility for prisoners in Israel. It successfully developed a recognized holistic program to meet the needs of prisoners while addressing larger social issues. The program aims to assist prisoners who are ready to rebuild their lives.

Youth
at risk

The Youth Club program was initiated in 2005 and targets children from low socio-economic backgrounds who lack the conditions, the proper framework, and the opportunities to develop on a personal, intellectual, and social level.

Families
in Need

Since 2001, House of Grace has pursued a holistic approach towards families from difficult socio-economic situations, helping them to break free from the vicious cycle of poverty. The project for families in need has two main focuses: providing basic care and offering counselling and advisory services for families and individuals.

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Project updates

All He Needs is Love

As a child, Abbad grew up with a very abusive father. His mother, the only supportive and dominant figure in his life, died of cancer when he was only 16.

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All He Needs is Love

As a child, Abbad grew up with a very abusive father. His mother, the only supportive and dominant figure in his life, died of cancer when he was only 16.

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