New spirit for the whole community

Building lives in the community

Belev Raanana invites you to take part in a groundbreaking social startup: Building a home within the community, the first of its kind in Israel, for young adults with severe intellectual disabilities

Groundbreaking project

New spirit for the whole community

Building lives in the community

Belev Raanana invites you to take part in a groundbreaking social startup: Building a home within the community, the first of its kind in Israel, for young adults with severe intellectual disabilities

Groundbreaking project

Candidates

For the first time this sensitive population will not be sent to faraway institutions. These young people will live in their native communities, in a familiar, embracing environment, near their loving families

Help us help them

The building

The residential complex, to be built within the Raanana community, will include three apartments, fully adapted to the needs of their special residents

Candidates

For the first time this sensitive population will not be sent to faraway institutions. These young people will live in their native communities, in a familiar, embracing environment, near their loving families

Help us
help them

The building

The residential complex, to be built within the Raanana community, will include three apartments, fully adapted to the needs of their special residents

Building Lives in the Community

Belev Raanana, an NPO, is building a home in the community for low-functioning young adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. The home will be built on land allocated by the Raanana Municipality at 9 HaPrachim Street.

Belev Raanana’s vision is rooted in the recognition that these young adults have the right to live a full life, near their families, within their home communities. This follows the philosophy of community and inclusive living. While this philosophy applies to everyone, it has unfortunately not yet been applied to this vulnerable sector of society.

The project is being planned and managed by Belev Raanana, in collaboration with professional entities, to provide future residents with the best possible care and community inclusion.

From isolation and exclusion in an institution
to a caring home in the heart of the community

After many years of hard work and planning, Belev Raanana has been issued a building permit for construction of the home.

From vision to implementation:
Living within the community

The building of the home reflects a change in Israeli society’s approach to this vulnerable sector of society

From isolation and exclusion in an institution to a caring home in the heart of the community.

The home we are building is one of the first of its kind to be built in Israel – a home within the community – specifically for people with severe disabilities.

The initiative for the home arose from the lack of suitable residential solutions for young adults with severe disabilities. Refusing to accept the solutions available, we decided to take action!

No more institutions! No more exclusion!
A home in the heart of the community

A message from the Mayor of Raanana:

The city of Raanana commends the initiative of Belev Raanana - establishing a residential complex for low-functioning young adults with intellectual disabilities. It is a great privilege to take part in this important project. The City Council has allocated public land for the construction of the complex, which will provide its residents with a caring home and optimal quality of life for the rest of their lives. The complex will be built in a residential neighborhood in west Raanana at 9 HaPrachim st. as part of the concept of inclusion of people with special needs in the community. We believe that in addition to its great significance for the residents and their families, the project will add an important dimension to the fundamental values of our entire community.

Our Partners

Candidates for the new home

If they could speak, they would say…

"I dream about a home of my own"

About love and responsibility

"I want to live with friends my own age"

New spirit for the community

"My family loves me.
I want to stay close."
"Look at us. We are not transparent."

A social and ethical change

"You can make a difference in our lives"

We invite you to partner with us at Belev Raanana.
Together we will fulfill their dream: Building the first home of its kind in Israel, in the community, for low-functioning young adults.