Introduction:

The MARSHAL center in Haifa offers a wide variety of emotional rehabilitation, support, and social services for the blind and visually impaired
The social services, support and community offered at the center are intended solely for residents of the Haifa area because the welfare services are meant for Haifa residents only


Details

Service providers:
Haifa Municipality Rehabilitation Department and the Society for the Blind and Prevention of Blindness - Haifa
Location:
Haifa and the surrounding area
Telephone:
04-8527222
Available in:
Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, English

MARSHAL (Multi-Service Center for the Blind) Haifa is operated in cooperation with the Haifa Municipality Rehabilitation Department and the Society for the Blind and Prevention of Blindness - Haifa.

  • All of the services for the blind and visually impaired in Haifa are provided in a multi-service center (one can't get double services).
  • Activities provided at the clubhouse operated by the center (except for welfare services) are for residents of the greater Haifa area.

Service Providers

Target audience and Prerequisites

  • Blind and visually impaired residents of Haifa and the surrounding area, including the Krayot, Tirat Hacarmel, and Nesher.

How to Receive This Service

  • The MARSHAL and the clubhouse including all social and group activities are located in the Society for the Blind Building: HaGefen St. 32, Haifa
  • Social, support, and community activities are open to all residents of Haifa, the Krayot, Tirat Hacarmel, and Nesher.
  • Social services related to advising and guidance for senior citizens and immigrants are only provided to residents of Haifa.

Service Cost

  • Annual membership fees and symbolic fees for classes and extracurricular activities are required.

Borrowing Vision Aids

  • In exchange for a symbolic fee, people who are not entitled to other forms of assistance may borrow electronic magnification devices (CCTV) and other computer equipment.
  • The decision regarding the lending out of equipment is made by the MARSHAL staff based on the applicant's needs and availability of the equipment.
  • Only members of MARSHAL and the Society for the Blind - Haifa members are eligible for the lending services.

Please Note

  • The welfare services at the MARSHAL are intended solely for Haifa residents.
  • Mailing address and MARSHAL administrative and social workers' offices:
  • Haifa Municipality - Rehabilitation Department, Huri St. 1, Haifa
  • Tel.: 04-8357672/67
  • MARSHAL director - Social Worker Pnina Igra, pninai@haifa.muni.il
  • Tel. (activities center): 04-8527222

Credits

  • Original information provided by the Haifa Municipality Rehabilitation Department and the Society for the Blind and Prevention of Blindness - Haifa.
  • English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.