Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel

by YEDID: The Association for Community Empowerment
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Bring Health Care to 4000 Needy People in Israel
Jun 21, 2016

Mobile Center Services

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Mobile Center Goals

The goal of YEDID's Mobile Citizen Rights and Health Center is to empower and strengthen residents living in Israel's socioeconomic and geographic peripheries in the areas of health and social rights. The center provides health care services to those who need them most. The Center's objectives are to help clients navigate the national health system; to provide preventative medical services; and to supply information about legal rights and social benefits in the area of health care and housing and National Insurance, among other rights. The Center travels to the heart of peripheral communities and helps improve health care services while improving health in underserved areas.


The center's activities rely on the team of dedicated volunteers who assist the clients and help them navigate the health care systems. We conduct regular meetings with the team of volunteers to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills needed for their volunteer work. 

Mobile Center in Numbers



From the beginning of April 2016 until the middle of June 2016, the Mobile Center provided 127 clients with rights counseling. The most prevalent subjects for which people turned to the center for non-health related issues during this period were matters related to public housing and mortgages (39%), problems in accessing benefits and rights from the National Insurance Institute (Social Security) (21%), debt and repossessions (18%), issues concerning and issues concerning labor rights (8%). Clients served included immigrants and veteran Israelis, Holocaust survivors, Arabs and Jews. 72% of those who turned to us during this reporting period were women.


Success Story

A 73 year old widow visited our center stationed in Sakhnin. She receives an old age pension of 1,300 Shekels a month and found it impossible to exist on such a minimal sum. She wanted to know her rights and whether she was entitled to receive any other money from the National Insurance Institute. YEDID assisted her in gathering all the necessary documents and filing applications to receive a Survivor's Grant and an Income Supplement Grant. YEDID requested that the client receive benefits retroactively.

As a result of YEDID's efforts, the client was approved for a benefit of approximately 3,000 NIS per month and received a retroactive payment of approximately 21,000 NIS.



HEALTH DAYS: Another focus of the mobile clinic is the "Mobile Health Days," which provide adults with preventative health care. These days are generally run in residential care facilities, including assisted living facilities, and "old age homes."  These days have strong positive benefits for the  participants; many clients who turn to the mobile center for preventative health care will also receive assistance on accessing their rights and benefits and vice versa. On health days, we provide such tests as checks for height and weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and tests for diabetes. Clients receive information on their health profile and health advice and counseling, based on need. During the last three months there have been 6 health days and 340 adults aged 60 and over have been given a health check. Particularly for the aged, access to these medical checks can be lifesaving.

Future Focus


The director of the mobile center is working hard to reach out to new centers in order to offer the mobile health days to the maximum number of residents, and build cooperative working relationships with these mainly private older adult centers and hostels so the maximum number of people will hear about and benefit from our work.

It's all thanks to YOU

The Mobile Health and Rights center is unique and presents a promising “vehicle” through which high quality, cost-effective advice and care can be delivered to clients, especial­ly in underserved areas

Without the generous support of donors like you we would not be able to continue this important job, so on behalf of YEDID's staff, volunteers, and clients, thank you for helping us give the immediate and vital assistance that the center provides to individuals in peripheral towns across the country!

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Organization Information

YEDID: The Association for Community Empowerment

Location: Jerusalem - Israel
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YEDID:  The Association for Community Empowerment
Tamara Kaplan
Project Leader:
Tamara Kaplan
Jerusalem, Israel

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