Israel Elywn

Field of Interest: 
Economic Development
Program Name: 
Supported Employment Program
Grant Type: 
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1984, Israel Elwyn (IE) works to provide individuals with disabilities the means to achieve independence, inclusion in the community and dignity.  It offers early intervention, employment, supported living, consultation services and professional training programs for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities throughout Israel.  Its goal is to provide individuals with the necessary tools to make decisions about their own lives and to gain greater independence, using the principal of inclusion in all of its work. IE partners in a wide range of round tables focused on determining government policies related to people with disabilities.  Through its programs, IE serves more than 3,000 individuals each year.

Grant Purpose: 

The Supported Employment Program trains and places an additional 300 individuals with intellectual, physical, sensory, learning and medical disabilities into the workplace and increase the participating pool of employers by 500 over 3 years.

The Foundation’s grant significantly furthers the involvement of the L.A. Jewish community in the advancement of the rights of people with developmental disabilities in Israel as it helps realize one of the most basic of human rights: the equal right to employment.

David Marcu
IE Chief Executive Officer