ALEH believes that all individuals, regardless of the severity of their physical or cognitive disabilities, have the right to benefit from the best available care in order to reach their full potential.
ALEH is dedicated to offering them a comprehensive solution – including residential, medical, rehabilitative, educational and social services – in a dignified, warm and loving atmosphere that recognizes them as individuals with abilities, feelings and needs shared by all human beings.
Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
ELI’s mission is to protect Israel’s children and break the intergenerational cycle of abuse through a broad spectrum of services, including crisis intervention, emergency hot line, therapy, prevention programs in schools, professional education, and community awareness.
To advance this mission and have maximal impact, ELI offers services at a single point-of-entry, creating a large safety net that reduces the possibility of clients’ missing potential benefits. ELI tailors services to meet the cultural diversity within Israel, thus working with Arab, Ethiopian and other new immigrant communities, Ultra-Orthodox, special-needs populations and others. The organization provides therapy in a user-friendly manner, through a satellite system of therapists who cover a wide geographic area plus a mobile therapy unit which travels to wherever it is needed. ELI importantly invests in preventive education that includes teaching parenting skills in order to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse.
In the past year, ELI provided therapy to 4,000 children, in addition to thousands more parents and siblings, and handled 7,200 calls from abused children and/or families. No other agency in Israel focuses solely and specifically on the unique issues and methodologies for preventing and treating child abuse.
Friendship Circle provides a full range of social and Judaic programs for children and teens with special needs. with the help of teenage volunteers, we reach out to the special needs community and make sure that everyone has a place in our community.
Established in 1984, Israel Elwyn’s vision is to achieve a society in which people with disabilities will be citizens with equal rights; a society in which we all aspire to determine our own future and way of life. Israel Elwyn (IE) develops and operates a wide range of supports and tools for individuals with disabilities, while constantly striving to provide excellent service and to create a just society. Together with people with disabilities and society at large, we shall continue working as an innovative and cutting-edge organization. Over 4,000 children, teenagers and adults with disabilities throughout Israel, many of whom are employed, receive support services from IE that have helped thousands of children and adults lead dignified and productive lives while making decisions about their own lives.
Israel Guide Dogs provides Guide Dogs for people in Israel who are blind or visually impaired. They also provide Service Companions to children with Autism and soldiers with PTSD.
J-ADD was founded in 1986 and it has remained true to its original mission of serving New Jersey’s special needs community.
The agency was the brainstorm of prominent UJA Federation Board members, Dr. Sandra O. Gold and Inge Wettreich, who identified a growing need within the Jewish (and non-Jewish) community for services for individuals with developmental disabilities within community settings.
The Jewish Deaf Resource Center builds bridges between the wider Jewish community and individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Makor Disability Services, until recently Women’s League Community Residences, founded in 1978, is a lifespan service organization meeting the residential, therapeutic, social, medical, developmental, and cultural needs of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Pony Power Therapies gives special needs and at-risk children and adults a unique opportunity to ride, care for and interact with horses. Our riding and non-riding activities enhance individuals’ physical, social and emotional well-being in a safe, nurturing farm environment.