Disabled Children’s Support
Aleh – The Center for the Advancement and Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Israel
Aleh is Israel’s largest network of residential facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities.
Approximately 650 children throughout the country receive state-of-the-art medical, educational and rehabilitative care in four facilities: Jerusalem, Gedera, Bnei Brak and Ofakim. In addition, Aleh provides some 32,000 outpatient sessions to children with milder disabilities who are able to live at home.
In Israel today, over 200 children with complex medical conditions require advanced nursing care in a hospital setting, where there are limited opportunities for rehabilitative growth, education, social integration, or the warmth and love of a home. Being confined in this way drastically inhibits the children's development.
Aleh Jerusalem's High-Dependency Wing is being built as an expansion to Aleh's existing facility in Jerusalem. The two new floors will serve as two separate wards, each accommodating 28 children as well as all medical, educational, therapeutic and social services. This will preclude having to move children who are seriously ill from floor to floor.
The High-Dependency Wing is currently under construction. The first ward is expected to be completed by August 2009. The disabled children's support provided by Bonita Trust is assisting to make this Jerusalem High-Dependency Ward – Central Medical Wing possible.