Any family that includes a child with developmental difficulties faces unique challenges. For some, governmental red tape and scarce resources lead parents to despair and frustration. Rather than accept the status quo, Johanan Flusser, with an impressive career working in the field of special education, established ACHLA and the Heyanut Center to offer creative and compassionate solutions.
The staff, comprised mainly of committed, trained volunteers, helps prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, helps with employment and housing, and also guides families as they navigate a complex government support system. In a world where it is easy to give up hope, these special-needs individuals can now live a better life and function in the community.
GPF matching funds are directed to the position of the Community Rehabilitation Assistant who works directly with families guiding them on their journey.