I joined Amit family eight years ago. I started out as a cook in the hostel. I came to realize what a privilege it is, to make the hostel residents feel at home, be it through the food I prepared with love, or through the smile I served them with every meal.
After a while, the hostel’s manager, Solly, offered to incorporate me in the hostel’s guiding staff. We decided I would also begin studying to become a certified caregiver.
Once I completed my studies Solly promoted me to shift manager and incorporated me in the hostel’s senior staff.
Over my years in the hostel, I was gifted with opportunities to be of service for people with special needs, helping them feel like equals among equals and granting them love, warmth and compassion as if they were my own children.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work at a place where the staff and residents are as a second family. The hostel is my place of work, but it feels like home to me.
I am full of appreciation to the owner Solly, who invests in the residents in all fields, as well as in the staff, seeing us as an asset and treating us as full pledged partners to the life endeavor formed by her and her husband with their bare hands.
Miriam Haddad, certified guide