• image002During 2009, Summit expanded itsvocational rehabilitation program for young Israelis with a history of psychiatricillness. The program now offers a full spectrum of vocational options, from workin a sheltered environment, to supported placement in the open market place.

    The Center has turned into a productive, creative, multi-disciplined enterprise.Products produced in the workshops are being marketed to retailers, theproceeds of the sales acting as an important supplement to the participants’income.

    At present about 30 external and resident rehabilitants work daily in thesheltered workshop. From January 2009 to present, about 15 rehabilitants havebeen directed to the center by various treatment factors in the community(protected housing, hostel, family-format housing). Such rehabilitants are defined as “externals” whose treatmenttarget is achieving occupational and social rehabilitation.

    The Center offers a wide spectrum of vocationalactivities for more than 160 youths with a history of psychiatric illnesses. Currently, over 200 participants work inthe general employment market in various scopes and contexts outside Summit, accompanied by our constantcare and involvement.

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