The Reim Program is run in community centers and is designed for people dealing with communication, learning, and social adjustment difficulties.
- In the framework of the program, weekly meetings of social groups are held in the evening hours.
- The meetings are led by a counselor and include discussions, enrichment workshops and recreational group activities.
- There are also national events where groups from all over the country can meet, with the goal of participants expanding their social circles.
- The program operates in the following locations: Kiryat Ono, Haifa, Rishon Lezion, Jerusalem, Tzur Hadassah, Netanya, Modiin, Daburiyya, Rechovot, Herzliya, Petach Tikva, Holon, Tivon, Hadera, Binyamina, Rosh Haayin and Givat Olga.
- Developing social and communication skills
- Helping to create social connections
- Creating a corrective social experience for members which is characterized by a supportive and accepting group
- Improving self-confidence and self-image for people who have suffered social isolation
- The Association of Community Centers, )with assistance from the National Insurance Institute's Fund for Demonstration Projects, and the JDC's Ashalim program
Target audience and Prerequisites
- Youth and adults confronting interpersonal communication difficulties, , including those with physical disabilities or complex learning disabilities and cognitive decline (borderline).
- Groups are divided according to age:
- Children (ages 9-13)
- Adolescents (ages 14-18)
- Young Adults (ages 19-29)
- Adults (ages 30-50)
How to Receive This Service
- For information on joining this program contact The Association of Community Centers' office at .
- Group membership requires a monthly fee.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.