Rehabilitation Assistance program for people with disabilities
Helping families who cannot afford essential equipment
For many people with special needs or a disability, having access to or ownership of rehabilitation or other support equipment makes a significant difference to their quality of life. However, this equipment is often very costly and there is a growing number of people in Tel Aviv-Yafo who need financial assistance to purchase essential equipment.
The Rehabilitation Assistance Program is managed by the Social Services Administration to assist individuals or families with special needs or disabilities to purchase essential rehabilitation equipment to improve their quality of life. The Program targets families in dire financial need who require additional financial support on top of any support they receive from the Israeli Ministry of Health, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo, and other sources.
It is a needs-based scheme which assesses subsidy applicants against a set of criteria. Referrals are received through social workers from Social Services departments, specialist learning schools or other rehabilitation service providers in Tel Aviv-Yafo which work with the Municipality.
The Rehabilitation Assistance Program expects to support approximately 50 people in the next two years. These are special cases which need additional financial support, above and beyond the standard funding from government bodies or insurance companies.
Total donation requested (for two years): $61,000
This funding will make a big difference to the quality of life of people in dire need.