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. Supported Living Service apartments exist throughout Jerusalem and Herzliya.

The primary goal of these services is to provide the residents with the necessary tools for inclusion in the community through the creation of an individual development plan to improve the participant’s ability to function and to increase their independence.

Each apartment has between two to six residents who are supported by professional staff, including the program’s coaches, coordinators and social workers.

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

The overall objective of the services is for the residents to be included in the community and to enjoy equal opportunities and rights. With this goal in mind, the residents make use of various community resources, such as recreational programs, health services (HMOs), residential association committees, local supermarkets, and more.

Do you have a neighbor with a disability? So what?! Just behave regularly… 🙂
Watch this video which uses humor to show an encounter between a resident of a building and her new neighbor, who is a person with a disability.
The video was produced courtesy of Israel Elwyn by “Dafuk Marketing”.

Target Population

People with intellectual developmental disabilities aged 21 and over.

Program Acceptance Procedures

People interested in the program are required to establish initial contact with their municipal office of social affairs social worker for evaluation and placement. The subsequent stage proceeds in accordance with Israel Elwyn’s Supported Living Service acceptance protocol, including review by an acceptance committee and an interview with the applicant and the applicant’s family to assess the specific needs and expectations of the individual applicant.


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

Volunteer Activity

We welcome individual and group volunteers, particularly for social activities and weekend and holiday activities, as well as volunteers willing to accompany individual residents at least once each week.
To coordinate volunteering and for further details, please contact Racheli Kaplan, Tel.: 052-6204503; email

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Jerusalem Branch
Central Israel

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