For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” (Mt. 25:35-36).
Medical conditions that require the patient to receive long term hospital care can become a very difficult problem when the patient or his supporting family do not a place to stay near the hospital. In recent years we have noticed that this problem is growing and the need for and as a result, people are unable to receive medical treatment.
Our mission is to aid the sick by providing free temporary housing to those receiving medical treatment in the Jerusalem hospitals.
That's why we founded Houses for healing to provide those in need with the best assistance to get through their ailment without additional worries.
We provide a small, furnished apartment free of charge to people who need to receive medical treatment far from their home. During their time in our apartments, together with members of Jerusalem congregations, we take care of all the needs of the patients so that they can receive the best treatment. We walk alongside them with a lot of love and support throughout the period.
The apartments are located near the "Hadasa Ein Kerem" International Hospital. The purpose of the apartments is to provide short-term medical housing for people living in Israel, and for refugees (people who came from Ukraine following the war) who need to receive medical treatment as well as for family members who accompany them during time in the hospital. The common causes for such hospitalization and using the apartments are: medical emergencies, accidents, premature birth, chemotherapy/radiation (cancer patients), amputation, prolonged treatment and complex medical conditions.
Our service offers the patient:
-Help with meals and transportation if needed
-Personal prayer for patients
-Prayer for the family
-Assistance and support for patients and their family
Our apartments have:
-A fully equipped kitchen taking into account all the smallest details
-A washing machine, dryer, linens, materials, TV
-We provide consumables in our home such as paper plates, cutlery, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
The project was established in Jerusalem in 2022, with the help of our friend Brian Massey from the United States. Houses for healing was established in the United States in 2016 and to date has provided more than 5000 nights to patients who needed accommodation while receiving treatment at the hospital
Houses For Healing FAQ's:
The following are a few of the most frequently asked questions about Netivyah's humanitarian aid projects.
How many people does Netivyah help?
Throughout the year, more than 800 people turn to us to meet their day-to-day needs.
I would like to donate, but I don’t have very much to give. Will my contribution make a difference?
Absolutely! Every penny which we receive supports the Houses for healing and other humanitarian work. We welcome any size donation, from the smallest to the largest.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Anyone who contributes through our US office is eligible for tax deduction benefits.
Donation to our Houses For Healing (Jerusalem office):
US tax deductible link (USA office):