The range of TEHILA’s activities
Group mutual support meetings
Meetings are held on a regular basis throughout Israel. There are also focused groups, for example for the orthodox community and for parents of transgender children
Aimed particularly at parents (and families) who have a sudden or acute need to talk to someone, but also for general information.
Meet for coffee, individually
Volunteer parents meet with members of the LGBT community in a casual atmosphere, where the young person needs a sympathetic listener.
It Gets Better
An ongoing project; short videos of parents from the LGBT community tell their stories – usually with a happy ending.
Progressing with IGY – The Israel Gay Youth organization
Volunteer parents support an IGY group. The parents attend meetings where they tell their own personal stories, reflecting what parents go through when a child comes out of the closet.