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

Building Lives in the Community is the groundbreaking initiative of Belev Raanana, building a home in the community for young adults with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities, and/or in need of nursing care.

The residential complex will be built in Raanana, on a plot allocated by the City of Raananan, and will provide an optimal solution, within the community, to the needs of these young men and women. The project is assisted by specialized professionals from several institutions.     


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, the first of its kind in Israel, will be built at 9 Haprachim st. Raanana on land allocated by the city of Raanana. Based on high standards of construction, the building will include 3 floors: one apartment on the first floor, two apartments on the ground floor, and public areas and offices on the lower ground floor.

This project is a groundbreaking and will be fully accessible to people with special needs. For the first time in Israel, these young people will live in a real home-that is neither an institute nor a hostel.

The 3 residential units will be run independently, providing its residents with a sense of home, support and security. In the community and close to the families. 

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.



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Contact information

Israela Ringham-Levi 

Doron Marom

Nadine Zar


Note: All applicants will be screened by objective placement committees, as required by Israel’s Ministry of Social Services.

Belev Raanana

Registered nonprofit 580490605
Donations are tax deductible (Clause 46A)