leh believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available care in order to reach his or her fullest potential.
Our first home was established in 1982, and today Aleh is Israel's largest and most advanced network of residential facilities for children with severe disabilities.
This steadfast commitment has since changed the face of rehabilitative care in Israel. Today, over 650 children with cognitive and physical disabilities receive state-of-the-art medical, educational and rehabilitative care in Aleh’s four facilities: Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Gedera and the Negev.
Aleh cares for children with medical conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome, as well as genetic disorders, including Tay-Sachs, Canavan disease and Rett syndrome. Without Aleh, many of these children would otherwise spend their lives in hospitals, with no opportunities for rehabilitation, education, and the love and warmth of a home.
At the heart of Aleh’s success is the intensely personal relationship that develops between caregivers and the children they care for. Its400+staffers and large cadre of volunteersdevelop a close-knit bond with their charges that goes well beyond clinical care. Thanks to Aleh, these children are able to live in much the same way as non-disabled children: attending school, participating in vocational training programs and enjoying activities such as swimming at the beach or touring the countryside.
Over the years, Aleh has become a center of excellence for people with disabilities in Israel, and has developed a number of cutting-edge rehabilitative programs that are being studied and replicated worldwide.
Aleh also seeks to actively advocate for the rights of disabled people in Israel and to raise the level of available services. By training professionals and increasing public awareness through lobbying efforts, volunteer programs and community integration, Aleh has played a significant role in changing common attitudes towards the disabled.
We believe that a strong society is judged by the way it cares for its most vulnerable members. Please join us in our mission to raise the bar for this and all future generations.