Chimes Israel works to improve the quality of life of people with special needs with 25 programs for more than 1,400 children and adults

(Ages 6 months - 3 years)

Educational, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs and services for infants and toddlers

(Ages 6 - 21 years)

After-school recreational, social and therapeutic programs for youth with disabilities

(Ages 21+)

Rehabilitation and recreational daycare for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

(Ages 21+)

Employment services for people with disabilities including sheltered (in-house) and normative (external) employment opportunities

(Ages 21+)

The Shiluv program is a multi-faceted support program with home-based employment, supported onsite employment and recreational activities for people with intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities

While Israel’s Homefront Command ordered Chimes Israel’s centers for people with disabilities closed, we reached out to the staff and families of all 25 centers and programs to see what could be done to help.

We are seeking donations to meet the real physical needs and wartime trauma of the silent victims of the war, the people with disabilities in Israel’s rocket-besieged areas. The beneficiaries in need, from our adult nursing daycare center and four therapeutic early childhood locations in Ashkelon, are experiencing a constant barrage of rockets with some living in homes that have been hit by missiles.

Shirley Frenkel is Chimes Israel’s former director of the early childhood and after school programs.

The new joint initiative of Chimes Israel and the Beit Berl Technology Center, trains women with disabilities to be early childhood classroom assistants and helps them in their integration into the workplace.

“We wanted the families to know that they are not alone. Each of us, in our own unique way, can contribute and give strength.”

Workers with disabilities are talented, know how to work in any field, and are thirsty for the mainstream employment market, but no one wants to hire them. Integrating them will help build a richer society that recognizes the abilities of everyone.

Chimes Israel works in collaboration with diverse government and private organizations including foundations, institutions, companies and associations.