Mariuma Ben Yosef confronted her difficult childhood as a homeless teen and survivor of sexual abuse by creating the Shanti House, a temporary home and long-term support center for homeless and at-risk youth in Israel. In the past 32 years, she’s worked with more than 46,000 young people, giving them the tools and support needed to rebuild and transform their lives.
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