About the project
Beit Amir (Amir’s House) was a comprehensive rehabilitation center for those suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome and other disorders. The nonprofit organization was established by Esther Kolani in the year she lost her son to cancer and was located in a home-like setting on Cremieux Street in the German Colony. Kolani and her staff utilized a body-mind method combining traditional Western medicine with alternative techniques including yoga, meditation, art and dance therapy.
nce Beit Amir opened in 1994, Kolani has watched patients (70 percent of whom are between the ages of 20 and 30) make dramatic improvements — re-evaluating their strength and capabilities, accepting and learning to live with their losses and developing realistic goals.