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Special Projects

Akim Israel List of Projects 2014

Project Required Donation
Construction of a new regional activity Day Centre for the intellectually disabled in Dimona $400,000
  • Total Cost of the building $1,500.000
  • Scheduled to be finished at the end of 2016
Purchasing 2 new homes for 14 (7 in each house) intellectually disabled adults in Dimona $200,000 for each home
  • Total Cost of of each home  $420.000
  • Scheduled to be finished at the end of 2014
Purchasing a flat  for 2 adult couples (4 people) with intellectual disabilities in Dimona $ 100,000
  • Total Cost the flat $220.000
  • Scheduled to be finished at the end of 2014
Building an interactive Park and open museum center for the intellectually disabled in Holon $670,000
  • Total Cost $2.300,000.00
  • Scheduled to be finished at the end of 2016
Construction of a new residence wing for 12 elderly intellectually disabled at Hostel “Levite” – Tel Aviv $300,000
  • Total Cost of the building $1,800.000
  • Scheduled to be finished June  2015
Construction of a new activity center for the intellectually disabled in Netanya $210,000
  • Total Cost of construction $ 500,000
  • Scheduled to be finished in 2017
Refurbishing of an activity center for the intellectually disabled in Rishon Letzion $80,000
  • Total Cost of construction $ 200,000
  • Scheduled to be finished July 2016
Ecological & therapeutical Garden for the intellectually disabled in Hostel Akim Ashkelon $80,000
  • November 2014
Refurbishing a home for 10 children aged 10 to 14 with developmental disabilities in Ashdod $50,000
  • Total Cost of refurbishing $100,000
  • Scheduled to be finished in 2015
Annual maintenance of a home for 10 children aged 10 to 14 with developmental disabilities in Ashdod $50,000
  • Estimated cost for the annual budget for the maintenance of the home of the project is US $100.000
Lobby in New Hostel for elderly intellectually disabled in Ashkelon $30,000
  • November 2014
2 Bomb shelter and Gas Filter in Hostels for elderly intellectually disabled in, Ashkelon & Zafed $30,000 each
  • 2 bomb shelters AVAILABLE
Ecological & therapeutical Garden for the intellectually disabled in Yavne $30,000
  • AVAILABLE
Therapeutically Equipment Akim day centers $20,000
  • Tamar center Ashkelon
Activity and therapeutical room including Equipment in Akim Hostels for intellectually disabled in Holon, Ashkelon and Tel  Aviv $20,000
  • AVAILABLE
Matching funds to finance a Medical Simulation program with the aim to improve intellectually disabled patient-safety and the clinical skills of healthcare providers towards the intellectually disabled population $15,000
  • AVAILABLE
Transition of one person with intellectual disabilities from institutions to inclusive housing in the community $10,000 per person
  • For the adoption of one person and to accompany his moving from the institutions to his living in the community, while supporting the building of his new life in occupational field, leisure, relationships with his family and with the community
Sponsoring Training Program for one person with Special Needs for acquiring Careers in the open market $10,000 per person
  • AVAILABLE
Sponsoring Dental Treatments for one person with Special Needs $2,000
  • AVAILABLE
Sponsoring one room in Akim Hostels for intellectually disabled. $20,000
  • AVAILABLE
One year training and Preparation of one intellectually disabled young adult to be drafted in to the IDF program $6.000
  • AVAILABLE
One year Matching funds to Sponsor the cost of critical services and innovative programs for one person with intellectually disabilities $4,000
  • During the last 61 years, AKIM has made life better for thousands of Israelis with intellectual disabilities and has strengthened Israeli society as a whole
One Horse riding program for 10 intellectually disabled $3,600
  • Per group of 10 people
Hydrotherapy and swimming program  for 10 intellectually disabled $2,800
  • Per group of 10 people
Inclusive outing activities/programs for elderly intellectually disabled with very low physical and cognitive levels $1,200
  • Cost for one day outing activity day for 6 elderly intellectually disabled with very low physical and cognitive levels
Matching funds to needed to pay for one week holiday for 4 intellectually disabled young adults $1,000
  • AVAILABLE
Matching funds needed for Recruitment and training of one brother and/or sisters for one disabled person who will act as mature brothers/sisters within the family $250
  • Total Cost For one person per year $750
Matching funds needed to cover the annual cost of one intellectually disabled Young Adult at the Inclusive Social Center in the Bedouin town of Rahat $250
  • Total Cost For one person per year $750

What's New at AKIM

AKIM Israel together with the Histadrut – ”General Organization of Workers in the Land of Israel” (The “Union”) have recently joined forces to promote the integration of the intellectually and developmentally disabled persons in the labor market in Israel.
As part of AKIM Israel’s desire to reach a full inclusion and participation, including residential facilities, in the community, AKIM maintains and operates 33 community-based apartments, throughout Israel, housing 4-6 residents each; all apartments are located within residential areas. These apartments are targeted to those people who can live independently, with minor supervision.
AKIM Israel serves as guardian for more than 1,500 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, regardless of their faith, ethnic background, age or sex
With the 2015 elections around the corner, AKIM Israel’s ”Election Booklet” offers information about candidates and policies, to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities ”on their way to the ballot box.”