Batsheva Chai z’l Home Care Support Program
Michael, now 25 years old, has been working every morning in a sheltered workshop for several years. When he got home, however, he was bored, lonely and unable to find activities to do by himself. His parents found it difficult to keep him happily occupied and turned to AKIM-Jerusalem to help them. Now Michael has a new friend who spends time with him. At times they go out together. Michael has recently taken on the new habit of attending sports activities on the days that Yishai does not come to visit.
Each week, 21 caregivers visit 30 families in their homes, in and around Jerusalem, providing one-on-one time with the child or adult with intellectual disabilities who lives there. This frees up the parents to spend more time with their other children or to take “time out” alone for themselves. AKIM-Jerusalem takes great care in finding suitable care-givers – matching up their respective language, background and religious outlook with the families they help.
This project was founded with support from our generous friends, Margritte and Yaakov Chai. Continued support for the project comes from our good friends, B & W Jewels, and Miteinander e. V.
For more information about this program please contact us here.