The services are given for the entire range of disabilities (physical disability, developmental, intellectual disability, autism, communicational and sensory etc.) at all functional levels, to all ages and to all sectors.
Today approximately 800 people (direct patients) are being assisted by Cochav Hatzafon services.
The aim of the association is to enable people with disabilities to lead lives equal to others, in comfort and with respect, whilst optimizing personal potential and improving quality of life. The association's frameworks provide a years-long solution and constitute a platform for optimal integration into the community, from a standpoint emphasizing the capability and contribution of the target population to society. The multi-handicapped centers are situated at the heart of the communities, so that there is a natural daily encounter between the various populations causing the barriers rooted in prejudices to break down.
The uniqueness of the Association stands out due to its versatile nature, its evident innovative professionalism, and its outstanding environmental appearance, in the structures of activities and housing that it operates.
The Association is well known as a supplier of services and operates according to contracts with all the relevant government offices that relate to disabilities:
Ministry of Welfare (mental disabilities, rehabilitation & autism branches), Ministry of Health (rehabilitation in the community & rehabilitation of the emotionally injured branches), Ministry of Defense (rehabilitation, rehabilitation of disabled veterans of the IDF)
The Association has years of experience in the development of a wide range of solutions within the community for all levels of functioning and disabilities, from light disabilities to severe.
The Association operates in the areas of local municipalities, regional municipalities and city halls – an expert in partnering in multi-system operations (with municipalities, sectoral organizations, nonprofits, and businesses).
It has an expertise in multi-cultural work - It operates in all sectors of the population – Jewish, Arab, Druze, and establishes services in small and large settlements.
Operates only in the Northern periphery of Israel as part of the ideology of creating solutions, answers, and places of employment for residents of the region.
Is experienced and knowledgeable in enlisting and activating volunteers
The Center’s staff consists of 35 professionals, including a social worker,
physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, nurse, behavioral analyst and rehabilitation instructors
Walking with the help of the Walker is important to me now, also important that I’m not sitting in my wheelchair all day long, it gives me a lot of fun and the feeling that I can walk. When I walk with the walker, we also play with a ball, it’s a fun experience, it feels like I am a football player.