A new group home for women with autism was dedicated this week in a particularly moving ceremony. The home joins dozens of assisted living residences operated as part of the Alei Siach housing network.
A new group home for women with autism was dedicated this week in a particularly moving ceremony. The home joins dozens of assisted living residences operated as part of the Alei Siach housing network, which includes divisions for developmentally challenged, rehabilitation, and autism. The new home is located in a handsome and spacious villa on Binyamin Hashoftet Street in Ramat Sharet, Jerusalem, and houses six residents aged 20+.
The dedication ceremony was attended by the residents’ families, Alei Siach staff and Mrs. Keren Karadi, a supervisor from the Ministry of Welfare. The artistic program was prepared for over a month by the women themselves, together with their dedicated staff.
We were also honored by the presence of Israel’s chief Sephardi rabbi, Rabbi Bakshi Doron, one of our organizations fastest friends, who placed the mezuzah.
“Alei Siach” is the largest organization in Jerusalem providing assisted-living housing. Its rich experience and professionalism attract many requests from parents looking to place their children in a framework that allows them independent living and advancement.
The dedication of each new assisted-living home entails much deliberation, extensive examination of all relevant factors, and the gathering of a suitable group of residents. This is why the process of opening a new home usually takes several months.
At present there are several additional residences at various stages in the process of organization. The day is not far off when “Alei Siach” will celebrate the dedication of its 50th residence.