Supported Living Services


Supported Living Services

Founded in 1991, Israel Elwyn’s Supported Living Services provide living arrangements and support to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

The apartments are located in different neighborhoods of Jerusalem and Herzliya, with two to six residents in each apartment, who are supported by the program’s professional direct support staff, coordinators and social workers.

During the morning hours, the residents can work in the competitive job market or attend employment training or adult day centers, according to their preferences. During afternoon hours, they participate in recreational activities of their choice. Each year, they go on vacation in Israel or abroad.

The program’s primary focus is to provide the residents with tools that promote their inclusion in the community through individual plans that increase their capacity to lead independent lives with equal opportunities.

The residents make use of various community resources, including recreational programs, health services (HMOs), residential association committees, local supermarkets, and others.

Do you have a neighbor with a disability? Just behave as usual… 🙂
Watch this humorous video that shows a meeting between a resident of a building and her new neighbor, a person with a disability.

The video was produced by a local video company, courtesy of Israel Elwyn.

Target Population

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities aged 21 and over.

Program's Acceptance Procedure

People interested in the program are required to contact a social worker in the social services department of their local municipality for evaluation and placement. The subsequent stage is in accordance with Israel Elwyn’s Supported Living Services’ acceptance protocol, including review by an acceptance committee, and an interview with the applicant and their family to assess the specific needs and expectations of the applicant.


Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs, in cooperation with local municipalities.

Volunteer Activities

We welcome individuals and groups of volunteers, especially regarding social activities, weekend and holiday activities, and volunteers who are willing to provide company for individual residents at least once a week.
To coordinate volunteering or to receive further details, please contact Racheli Kaplan:
Tel. 052-6204503; Email:

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Jerusalem Branch
Central Israel

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