Someone asked me today whether homeless people like the life of freedom they are living and are they not living it by choice.
The Broken Hearts Café that
Israel Relief Aid supports in Tel Aviv, in one of the largest homeless areas in
Israel, is called that name because of the homeless people it serves, the
There, the homeless and down-and-outers are fed a meal
every day and provided clothing. More
than 1000 people pass through the Café every month.
In the past two years the Broken Hearts Café
has had more than 300 successes in turning around people living on the street
who have gone into halfway houses for rehabilitation. They testify to a life-changing experience
with the help of the Café and rehab. The
answer to our question is that the broken hearts of the homeless are caused by
a lack of hope to be able to get themselves out of their situation.
The Tel Aviv Homeless Café,
while having a network of people to cook 7 days a week, struggles with adequate
supply of food for this daily meal for the homeless.
Israel Relief Aid adopted this
Café in 2018 for a project on a yearly basis, to stock out the kitchen with as
much non-perishable food as possible.
is nearly here – won’t it be a great feeling to stock their kitchen before the
We are also helping the café to refurbish, as it’s looking a
little “down”. New paint, new tables,
Let’s do this –together we can spruce up the Homeless Café and give a meal to a lot of people . . . . . and give them a chance to turn their lives around.