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Open Door

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Open Door

"Open Door" is a national network consisting of 14 information, counseling and treatment centers. The centers deal with issues of adolescence, such as intimacy, love, prevention of sexual violence, and healthy and responsible sexual behavior. They serve as open and safe places for youths, in particular at-risk youths, some of whom have no recourse to any other service that can deal with their problems.

"Open Door" serves Jews and Arabs, secular and religious, native Israelis and new-immigrants, in a variety of languages and with cultural sensitivity; moreover, it provides accessibility to individuals with disabilities.

Free-of-charge, anonymous, professional service is provided to hundreds of thousands of people every year, through face-to-face meetings, by phone, through the internet, and by educational activities in the community.

The service providers are professionals, mostly volunteers, who get special training and certification, and whose activities are monitored and guided constantly.

The “Open Door” is included in the World Health Organization (WHO) list of best preventative practices for youth in the world.


Opening Doors to the Arab Society

For over a decade, IFPA has been operating a unique and comprehensive certification service for professionals from the Arab sector as "Sex Educators."

More than a thousand graduates of this certification program promote and disseminate information and counseling on sexual health to youths, parents and teachers, in their language and in a context of cultural sensitivity and understanding.

"Open Door" centers uniquely adapted for the Arab society are active in Nazareth, Haifa, Be''er Sheva, and Umm Al-Fahem.


"Open Door" is Accessible to People with Disabilities

"Open Door" aims to make the rights of intimacy, relationships, and healthy sexuality accessible to adolescents and adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities, as well as to members of their families, their partners, and their caretakers.

Disabilities-accessible "Open Door" centers are active in Tel Aviv (at the "Reuth" rehabilitation center) and in Haifa.

In addition, IFPA staff are out in the field with the "Mobile Open Door" service, counseling and treating people with disabilities in close proximity to their familiar social surroundings



The "Open Door" website,www.opendoor.org.il, makes reliable, professional, and up-to-date information available to youth, parents, and professionals, in topics related to adolescence, relationships, love, and healthy sexuality. Moreover, it encourages personal counseling in full confidentiality and with easy access.

The website is also accessible to the blind and visually impaired, as well as to Arabic-speakers.