Life Preparatory Programs

Wings, Carmel, Koach and Almustaqbal - Comprehensive Independent Living Training Programs, in which young adults aged 18-28 with disabilities experience and train in independent living in community apartments (communes) and deal with shared challenges.

Our life-preparatory programs are transitional programs that act as a bridge between the parents’ home and independent living. These rehabilitative frameworks have been operating successfully for approx. 20 years, with their model implemented by The Ministry of Welfare and appropriated by various organizations. With over 210 alumni, of which 76% are employed, 34 are married, and 82% are living independently, the programs are regarded as a transformative vehicle for participants wishing to train in self-management and independence.

At present, the programs operate 45 training apartments serving approx. 120 beneficiaries. The programs’ framework includes group living and enhancing life skills such as everyday management, financials, health, social interactions, and community involvement. Participants volunteer in the IDF/National Service and receive vocational and pedagogical training to gain experience and confidence.

Participants from around Israel train in the program’s apartments in Nahariya and Haifa. The apartments are embedded in the community’s diverse landscape, allowing for additional socialization through interactions with neighbors, public transportation, etc. The programs are designed to offer extensive support during the initial stages while slowly and gradually enabling beneficiaries to act as self-governed individuals.

Our Life Preparatory programs include:

Wings – for participants with physical and/or sensory disabilities

Carmel – for high-functioning young adults with autism

Koach (‘strength’) – for participants with hearing impairments

Almustaqbal (‘the future’) – for Arabic-speaking participants

More Programs

The program accompanies young people and adults with disabilities who reside, or wish to transition, to independent living in the community.
A social club catering to deaf and hearing-impaired youth, where they acquire and enhance their social skills and life skills.
Supporting deaf and hearing-impaired young men and women in the volunteer track towards significant service in the IDF
Group training for young adults with disabilities who volunteer for Israeli National Service
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