Special Home for People with Special Needs
Neve Menashe is a special
home for those with special needs. It is a home for the mentally
handicapped, located on a pleasant 25-acre campus in the Hefer Valley,
near Hadera, Israel.
are part of our world
The mentally challenged
are part of our world, yet isolated from it. They are Jews, Moslems,
and Christians from all levels of Israeli society. Our mission is
to provide them with affection, understanding and a secure environment.
To help them feel at ease with themselves and their communtity.
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Whetever the size. Wherever
the location, Israel's live-in facilities for the menatlly handicapped
share a common goal: to provide a reassuring, home-like environment
where residents can maximize their potential.
Our doors are open to
all categories of mentally retarded men, women and children- mild,
moderate, severe and profound. Israel's ministry of labor and Social
Welfare together with generous donors around the world, provide
them with accomodation, study areas, public buildings, therapy areas
and gardens- in other words, a warm, supportive, environment designed
to help them function as independently as possible.
Central to our approach
is a well-balanced program of activities. In addition to therapeutic
and medical care, residents celebrate religious holidays, take part
in group activities, games, choirs, sports, music and art. And for
those capable of regular work, the assembly shops, packaging units,
weaving studio and other sheltered workshops not only serve to bolster
residents' self image and help them earn extra pocket money, but
they also generate additional income for the facility.
experience and Marvel
Life in all our care
facilities is founded on the conviction that the mentally handicapped
community is part of the outside world and wherever possible, should
This is why regular
excursions are a feature of our annual agenda. And despite the careful
planning and logistics involved, we make sure that all residents
who are able to, participate in regular outings to places of special
interest. We also go bowling and horseback riding, visit the beach
and nearby cafes, see performances and even participate in competitions
with other homes. And if there is any doubt about the success of
these trips, one look at the smiles and happy faces of all participants
is enough to remove all doubts and to encourage us to further efforts.
Read more about our
staff, residents, location, and other facts and figures by clicking
Friends of Neve Menashe:
of Neve Menashe was founded by a small group of concerned people
who care about improving the welfare and living conditions of the
mentally handicapped. By helping the residents, the Friends of Neve
Menashe also offers support and encouragement to the staff in their
wonderful work with a much-neglected part of our community.
Doors are Always Open:
Take time to
visit us in Israel. If you could see a caregiver talking tenderly,
naturally, and patiently with an adult whose mental skills are those
of a five-year old, you would understand the importance of even the
Make a donation,
become a friend, earmark a sum for a specific project. You will
be reaching out to men and women whom fate has left defenseless.
can make a huge difference.
Enquiries and Visits
enquiries about Neve Menashe and are happy to arrange visits to
Chairman, Friends of Neve Menashe,
Tel Shalom, Karkur, Israel, 37000