At Moriah, Aleh's residential facility in Gedera, nearly 100 young people with severe cognitive and physical disabilities receive the devoted, round-the-clock care that they need to stay healthy and realize their potential.
At a Glance:
- 95+ children
- 10-30 years old
- 120+ staff members
- 15 volunteers + groups throughout the year
- Assisted-living Apartment Units
- Vocational Training Workshop Program
- Integrated Special Education
- Interactive Website
- Virtual Reality Therapy
- Young Adult Recreational Opportunities
Assisted-Living Apartment Units: Although the residents, ranging in age from 10-30, are fully dependent on our professional staff, they are encouraged to live as independently as possible. Moriah's five beautifully furnished, small-group apartments are specially designed to meet the residents’ needs. The homes give a warm, homey feeling; at the same time they are equipped with modern, specialized equipment that encourage independence as much as possible. An on-site clinic offers medical services and preventive treatments to minimize complications and hospitalizations.
Community Integration and Special Education: Children who are mobile enough to travel are transported on a daily basis to special education schools within the community. Highly dependent residents attend Moriah's on-site special education school. In the afternoon, the children participate in extra-curricular activities that combine fun and educational experiences with their required therapy. Many wonderful volunteers from the area, including soldiers, students and community members, "adopt" residents and accompany them on their daily excursions.
Vocational Training Workshop Program: Residents who have completed the special education program join a vocational training program offering challenging and meaningful activity combined with occupational therapy goals. Workshops including silk production, paper-recycling, pottery and crafts enable residents to create aesthetic objects using specialized equipment suited to their limitations. The principle guiding the program is the recognition that every human being deserves the opportunity to feel self-fulfilled and a productive member of society. The handmade items are sold in stores and online, and the young people are taken to local shops to spend their earned salary as they wish. The ability to "hold down a job" greatly enhances each resident's self-esteem.
Interactive Website: Moriah’s innovative interactive website program enables parents to be part of their children's daily lives. The residents and their families are connected in real-time, communicating with one another via specialized computer programs and assistive devices.
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