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Day centers for adults

AKIM Israel operates 4 Day centers for adults – serving 150 persons, 21 years and older – with severe cognitive disabilities.

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Using a daily transportation from and back to their homes, 150 persons with severe cognitive disabilities enjoy the warmest and full-of-love support and care provided by the dedicated and devoted AKIM Israel Day Centers staff members and volunteers.

Besides directly operating the 4 Day centers for adults mentioned above, AKIM Israel’s Public and Community Advocacy department and its’ 66 branches (staffed with volunteers who are active in 77 towns and cities) throughout Israel maintain ongoing efforts to promote the establishment of more and more regional and municipal Day centers for adults to satisfy the special needs of the entire population of adults with severe cognitive disabilities, in Israel.

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.”