The overall mission of Beit Halochem USA-Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans is to care for Israeli servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty who are now disabled. At our state-of-the-art Beit Halochem (House of the Warriors) rehabilitation centers in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem and Beer Sheva we serve more than 50,000 disabled veterans and family members.
We raise awareness and operating funds for a broad range of social, cultural and sports training programs; offer scholarships; develop new initiatives; and provide specialized adapted equipment for the Beit Halochem centers.
Beit Halochem USA/FIDV, a not-for-profit, tax exempt [501(c)(3)], organization is the only authorized institution whose purpose is to facilitate the rehabilitation of disabled Israeli veterans at the state-of-the-art Beit Halochem centers in Israel, which for many of these men and women become a kind of warm, second home.
We help empower these heroic women and men to rebuild lives of purpose and dignity by providing therapeutic treatments, sports and recreational facilities, cultural and educational programs, scholarship support, and family-oriented activities.
Beit Halochem USA/FIDV works in cooperation with the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (ZDVO), which was established in 1949 in the wake of the War of Independence. ZDVO’s purpose then was to provide the 6,000 disabled veterans from that war with everything they needed to succeed in the lengthy process of rehabilitation at the Beit Halochem centers.
Since that time, thousands of new members, wounded during their active or reserve service, have joined the ranks of Beit Halochem in Israel; membership today totaling over 50,000.
The Jewish world owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to the men and women who have protected and defended Israel with courage and determination. We also owe much to the fearless Israelis who by living in the country secure this tiny land for all the Jewish people.
Beit Halochem USA/FIDV celebrates the men and women who protect and serve Israel by committing to helping ensure the many specialized therapies, programs and unique opportunities offered by Beit Halochem to the people served by our centers are fully funded. At Beit Halochem we do it all!