The Building

Previously sent to faraway institutions, these young adults will now be able to live in their own loving, supportive home community

Belev Raanana – initiator, entrepreneur and manager of the building project, is building the home on land allocated by the Raanana Municipality. The home will provide young adults with disabilities with both optimal care and inclusion in the community.

Address

9 Haprachim St. Raanana

Plot area:

Approximately 900 square meters

Target population:

young adults with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities and/or in need of nursing care

Built area:

Approximately 890 square meters (on 3 floors)

Number of residents:

6 per unit, 18 residents in all

The home being built by Belev Raanana is among the first of its kind in Israel: Apartments in the community for young adults with severe disabilities.

Young adults with severe disabilities, and/or in need of nursing care, who in the past would have been excluded from the community and sent to faraway institutions, will now be able to live their whole lives with dignity within their home community.

The entire plan of the residential complex is based on the most advanced professional approaches regarding housing solutions for special populations within the community.  It will include three residential units, and each unit will be run independently, providing its residents with a sense of home, support and security.

Based on the highest standards of construction, the building will be fully accessible to people with disabilities. It will include three stories: a ground floor with two apartments, an upper floor with one apartment, and a lower ground floor with public areas and storerooms.

1st floor:

Ground floor:

Lower ground floor:

Professional organizations involved in the project

The project was enabled by a longstanding partnership with several professional organizations

Israel's Ministry of Social Affairs & Social Services has given its stamp of approval to this project. In the future, once the home is occupied, the Ministry will allocate funds based of the number of residents.
The City of Raanana supports the project, and has allocated land for its construction. The Raanana Social Services Department is the professional agency advising the project.
The National Insurance Institute of Isreal (Bituach Leumi) Fund for Development of Services for People with Disabilities has found the project eligible to apply for assistance.
Shalem Foundation (Keren Shalem) - a public fund specializing in the development of services in local authorities for people with intellectual disabilities- is providing the project with guidance.