Amir suffered sexual abuse at the age of 13. He served in the army, got married had 2 kids and then got divorced. Life after divorce found him abusing drugs, in financial debt and on the streets. Home Base found him in a local shelter in Tel Aviv. Other than attending the weekly football sessions, he is being supported both emotionally and practically through the Home Base staff and volunteers. They assisted him in finding a job and through the stability of regular income he has started to pay his child support and has reconnected with his kids. The Home Base team work with him in ensuring he stays on a positive path with a brighter future in sight.
WHY CHOOSE HOME BASE
Many of the people who join Home Base have suffered from alcohol or substance abuse, mental illness or other hardships which have left them without a home to live in or a family to support them.
The staff and volunteers are in constant communication with the homeless participants helping them in their job searches, legal issues, rehabilitation processes, and general reintegration into society. The support of Home Base gives them the impetus to get off the streets and move towards employment and self-sufficiency.
The organisation runs a variety of projects including adult men football teams, a team for at-risk youth, a women's choir and the street locker project.