Essence:“C’mon hanging out”, “Going Places”, and “Suwa” are social and recreational programs of Shekulo Tov Group. These programs express an innovative and progressive approach in the area of social and recreational culture for people with mental disabilities. The services, which are spread across many areas, exists since 2006, and serves thousands of participants from various sectors throughout Israel.
The Means: The programs operate a variety of quality social settings for people with mental disabilities, in order to increase social independence, enjoyable and meaningful activities during leisure, full integration and involvement in the community and a positive social experience in natural settings.
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We operate in many areas across the country:
Tel Aviv and the center, the Sharon area, Rishon Lezion, Haifa and the north, Jerusalem and its surroundings, Ashdod, Tayibe, Tamra, Ar’ara, Baqa, Jisr az-Zarqa, and Deir al-Asad.
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This program is intended for people whose main objective is going out and participating in meaningful and pleasant leisure, meeting new people, reducing loneliness and naturally – enjoying themselves! The program provides access to activities offered to the general population and enables freedom and independence during recreation, and includes three weekly activities. The range of activates is wide and includes: breakfasts, movies, theatre, parties, hikes, cafés, restaurants, different events, sports activates, volunteering in the community, experiential gatherings, museums, shows, entertainment, music, singles’ meetings, water parks, amusement parks, bowling, exhibitions and more.
This is a program that extends the content of “C’mon hanging out”. It is intended for participants who have two objectives: leisure, improvement of social skills and content selection. The activities offered to members of “C’mon hanging out” are also open to members of “Going Places”. In addition, members of “Going Places” also have closed meetings where they develop social aspects of their lives through participation in empowerment workshops and lectures. They also join focus interest groups whereby members of “Going Places” are the ones who select and influence activity content. This entire process is achieved through personal accompaniment that includes the establishment of a personal rehabilitation program, with an emphasis on getting the tools required for integration into community life and general accessibility. All activities are offered by experts in their respective fields, and focus on the development of meaningful and normative social skills. We see that improvement of social skills and participation in meaningful leisure provide candidates with experiences of capability, power and fulfillment, and give them tools that influence and permeate into every area of their lives.
Suwa offers recreational activities and socialization for consumers with mental disabilities. Suwa is a Shekulo Tov social program that operates in the Arab sector. This program expresses an innovative and progressive approach to the social and recreational areas for people entitled for the rehabilitative package. The service exists since 2003 and is offered in 15 settlements, 6 of which are in the Arab sector. The service is offered to thousands of participants across the country and is the leading social rehabilitation program in Israel. We work to offer a variety of quality social settings for people with mental disabilities, in order to increase social independence, meaningful and enjoyable recreational activities, and full integration and involvement in the community. The target population is participants who are at least 18 years old who have a rehabilitation package from the Ministry of Health. In a world where leisure opportunities are rapidly growing while the individual feels increasingly lonelier, we develop and promote a positive social experience in a completely normative setting. The program’s guidelines focus on the individual, on the expansion of possible options, on making leisure activities accessible, on the acquisition of social skills and on empowering individuals to realize their social potential, through equal opportunity and self-fulfillment in an enjoyable, normative and experiential fashion