The “Shalem” Foundation
The “Shalem” Foundation for the development of services for the challenged individual in the local authorities was established in 1983 by the Center of Local Authority in collaboration with the Ministry of Welfare with the aim developing and promoting community services to mentally
.challenged people of all ages, in all areas of life
Throughout its years of operation, the foundation assisted in the establishment of hundreds of remedial centers for the mentally challenged population nationwide. This assistance provides a quality physical foundation, which lends pride to its participants, the local authority in which the centers operate and the society at large
The foundation aims to encourage, develop and improve unique services for the mentally challenged, from childhood through adulthood, to create the conditions for encouraging their integration in the community and society, for increasing public awareness to their special needs, to promote the professional personnel and research in the field of mental retardation, and to collect and process data required for the planning and establishment of services in the community
The vision behind the activities of the foundation is to grant the exceptional individuals in general, and specifically the mentally challenged, the basic right to live a normal life in the natural environment, to fulfill their potential and take part in the social, cultural and occupational world, in accordance with their abilities, desires and needs.