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Over 650,000 people benefit each year from its many services. The elderly and disabled are transported to medical clinics and therapy, families dealing with serious illness receive regular hot meals, a wide range of programs and support services are available for the special child and the mentally ill, the cancer patient benefits from an array of services and hundreds of cancer patients are saved by Ezer Mizion's International Jewish Bone Marrow Regisitry. Your gift provides professional assistance to the many confronted by life's overwhelming crises.
Ezer Mizion's Bone Marrow Donor Registry is the largest Jewish registry in the world. Because donors and recipients need to be genetically compatible, Jewish patients generally require Jewish stem cell donors donors. The Registry is a vital resource for thousands of Jewish patients and serves as a safety net for Jews everywhere.
Travel by ambulance is often the only option for a person confined to a wheelchair or a bed. Ezer Mizion, with its fleet of 20 ambulances, offers comfortable ambulance transport to destinations throughout the country – at no charge, saving Israel's handicapped population millions of dollars a year.
Oranit Cancer Patient Guest Home provides an escape from the world of chemotherapy and aggressive treatments into a haven of comfort, caring and cheer. In addition to the 22 spacious and comfortable suites of the Andrew and Margaret Rosinger Residential Wing , Oranit boasts a cafeteria, an auditorium, a synagogue, the beautifully landscaped Malka Lazarus playground, The Rinat Bakshi Wildlife Pavilion and an extensive program of recreational activities at the Donald Berman Rehabilitation Center . In contrast to hospitals, Oranit is a beautiful, happy place where families can relax and enjoy spending time together.
Ezer Mizion's ten summer camps provide special needs children and children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses the chance to enjoy summer camp – just like other children! Despite handicaps, disabilities and severe illness, over 1,300 campers can experience friendship and fun at Ezer Mizion's camps this summer.
Summer camp restores their trust and hope, fueling them with the strength they need to face their challenges.
You can make the summer of their dreams come true for these children at Ezer Mizion's camps.
Ezer Mizion's Golden Age Services
Ezer Mizion's Golden Age Division empowers Israel's elderly population – many of them Holocaust survivors – to live out their years in comfort, dignity and satisfaction. The Golden Age Division offers an array of services and programs to seniors throughout Israel, including professional home care, social clubs, a make-a-wish program, Alzheimer's intervention, a home repair program, and more.
Ezer Mizion's Children's Division
Ezer Mizion's Children's Division is a national resource that provides a vast array of services for handicapped, high-risk and developmentally delayed children and their caregivers.
The range of issues addressed is broad: from slight to very severe challenges. The professional services and care offered enable the children to advance and reach their full potential.
The Children's Division programs also help alleviate financial pressure, physical demands and emotional strain often experienced by children with special needs and their families.
Mental Health Services
Ezer Mizion offers a variety of psychological support services and rehabilitative programs for people suffering from psychological disorders, emotional issues and mental illnesses. These services include:
- A Big Brother/Sister Program
- Rehabilitative employment centers
- A psychological referral team
- A network of psychiatrists and psychologists
- A 24-hour crisis hotline
The Ezer Mizion Mental Health Rehabilitation Department works closely with the National Insurance Institute, the Ministry of Health, and welfare bureaus throughout Israel. All of the Rehabilitation Department's programs are funded in part by the Ministry of Health.
Ezer Mizion's Food Distribution Program is a huge, Israel-wide operation that provides hot meals, sandwiches and refreshments to these families, giving them the energy and physical stamina to continue caring for their loved ones. Along with the nutritious and satisfying food, Ezer Mizion volunteers also bring emotional nourishment in the form of smiles, words of encouragement, and a listening ear.
The Food Distribution Program prepares and delivers over half a million meals each year. These meals are distributed to family members staying with hospitalized patients, to families with a sick or disabled parent, to victims of terror and their families, and to the sick, the elderly and the homebound.