Description: If you are interested in learning more about obtaining a limited
conservatorship for your adult child over the age ...read moreIf you are interested in learning more about obtaining a limited
conservatorship for your adult child over the age of 18, go to
or call Bet Tzedek at 323-549-5823. read less
Description: Siblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a ...read moreSiblings of children with special needs have special needs, too. JBBBSLA can be there for your child as a mentor, a role model or just a good friend. They are there to go places, do things with, talk to or just hang out - Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters always have a sense of what to do. Do you have children with special needs? Maybe their siblings could benefit by having a Jewish Big Brother or Sister! JBBBSLA is here for Jewish families of all configurations! Contact Person: Leeron Tzalka; Email: [email protected]; Phone: (323) 456-1168; Website: https://www.jbbbsla.org/
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone:(323) 456-1155 read less
Description: The goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in ...read moreThe goal of Project EnAble is to promote accessible specialized services for students who need additional support in Jewish schools. Through Project EnAble, students are mentored and academically engaged during the school day. Systems are in place for ongoing student and family support and feedback. Project EnAble is proud to provide integrated professional development workshops for schools to support the clinical and educational work being done to accommodate diverse learning styles.
Following the first year planning period, Project EnAble was implemented in 2 BJE schools in October 2017. Currently, students can receive specialized support in the areas of Language Arts (including Reading and Writing), Math, foreign language, and Executive Functioning skills (including organizational and time management) as well as building a relationship with others.
Accommodating and prioritizing the needs of all learners is a goal to which BJE and its affiliated schools aspire. Project EnAble creates a mechanism for providing needed services for students within the context of the school day, making it possible for more student success and for families to consider and remain in Jewish day schools.
For further information about Project EnAble, please contact Project EnAble Director, Michelle Porjes, 323-761-8641. read less
Description: Our foundation provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy a ...read moreOur foundation provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. read less
Description: Chaverim is a program of Jewish Family Service that is committed to providing social activities that enhance the qua ...read moreChaverim is a program of Jewish Family Service that is committed to providing social activities that enhance the quality of life for adults aged 18+ with developmental and other disabilities. Our supportive environment helps our members realize their potential and become active, vital members of the community. For more information call (818) 464-3360 or Website: https://www.jfsla.org/program/chaverim/read less
Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is to bring friends and smiles to children with special needs and peace of mind to their parents; to foster the values of volunteerism and compassion among our youth and to ultimately realize the community's responsibility for its members with special needs.
The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that addresses the challenges facing the families of children with special needs in a novel and innovative way.
The program begins with the pairing of local teenagers with children for weekly "Friends at Home" visits but hardly ends there. Through a full range of activities and events, the Friendship Circle creates its own special environment of friendship and love. read less
Description: WELCOME TO ETTA
ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, in ...read moreWELCOME TO ETTA
ETTA provides programs and services that enable people with disabilities to live fully enriched, independent and active lives.
ETTA serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, and is one of the premier providers of such services on the West Coast. ETTA's services include residential housing, case management, employment training and placement, educational services and social services. read less
Description: The Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of s ...read moreThe Friendship Circle's mission is (1) to provide Jewish children who have special needs with a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences; (2) to provide their parents with respite and support; and (3) to enrich, inspire and motivate Jewish teenagers through sharing of themselves with others. read less
Description: Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire Contact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire ...read moreContact Person: Sarah Blitzstein
Email: [email protected]
Phone: Tollfree (866) 287-8030
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
A one-stop program for Jewish families with children with special needs and developmental disabilities. Families become connected with a network of services providing on-going assistance with special needs programming at synagogues, schools and camps in the Jewish community. HaMercaz offers parent workshops and support groups and is available to provide staff training and professional development. read less
Description: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is a non-profit agency that provides a range of mental health and social ...read moreJewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) is a non-profit agency that provides a range of mental health and social services to men, women and children regardless of race and ethnicity. Through more than a century and a half of continuous service to the community, JFS has earned a national reputation for stability, efficiency and professionalism. We maintain low overhead costs, and high ethical standards. We work in collaboration with other partners to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life. read less
Description: Jewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can ...read moreJewish Free Loan offers interest-free loans up to $15,000 to assist families with special needs children. Money can be used wherever needed including assessments, treatments, durable equipment, therapies, etc. Two guarantors are required. The application process begins on our website www.jfla.org.
Jewish Free Loan Association
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Description: Do you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside ...read moreDo you live in Los Angeles County and have a loved one with a serious disability? Have you been meaning to set aside money for that person but don’t know how?
With seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, we have launched a Pooled Special Needs Trust which will provide supplemental financial support over and above government benefits, and peace of mind for you.
Our Pooled Special Needs Trust helps to ensure that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain the highest possible quality of life, by leveraging the power of pooled investments to assist with financial security.
Pooled Special Needs Trusts are an excellent, affordable alternative to stand-alone special needs trusts for families who want to set aside some money for their loved one with a disability but can’t afford the costly set-up and annual fees associated with a stand-alone trust, and are also seeking a trustee who understands the needs of people with disabilities and also has in-depth knowledge of the local community. read less
Description: Jewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to ob ...read moreJewish Los Angeles Special Needs Trust (JLA Trust) ensures that children and adults with disabilities are able to obtain a high quality of life by leveraging the power of community to assist with financial security and peace of mind. We are open to beneficiaries of all faiths and backgrounds. We use available trust funds to help improve well-being beyond a client’s current status quo, facilitate budgeting decisions. We take a holistic and person-centered approach to connecting beneficiaries and their families to other agencies and resources that will contribute to a higher quality of life. read less
Description: BE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors ...read moreBE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors.” Co-actors are peer role models — participating alongside those with autism and other disabilities serving as a friend, classmate, and creative partner.
Co-actors with The Miracle Project will be trained in Elaine Hall’s “Inclusion from WithIn” methodology and might have the opportunity to perform with The Miracle Project in live productions or on film.
We welcome co-actors of all ages and all backgrounds and encourage siblings and similar-age relatives (such as cousins) of program participants to serve as co-actors in classes, as well.
To sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application.
For more information about volunteering, contact [email protected]. read less
Description: RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, entertainment leaders, governo ...read moreRespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, entertainment leaders, governors, policy makers, educators, self-advocates, non-profits, faith-based organizations, philanthropists and the media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities. Led by diverse people with disabilities and allies, RespectAbility knows that people with disabilities and their families have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else.
RespectAbility accomplishes our mission with a three-part strategy:
Fighting stigmas by promoting diverse, authentic and accurate portrayals of people with disabilities
Advancing opportunities by identifying and promoting best practices in education, employment, civic engagement and access
Leadership development to strengthen a talent pipeline of people with disabilities
Our free tools and factual resources inform stakeholders so people with disabilities can achieve the education, training, jobs, security and wellness that everyone needs and deserves. read less
Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available.
Email: [email protected];
Phone: (310) 948-8307;
Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035;
Website: http://yachad.orgread less