Yad Sarah

Yad Sarah, where your heartfelt gift goes further

Jerusalem, --   |  www.yadsarah.org

Mission

As one of Israel's primary NGO's Yad Sarah provides non-sectarian support to enhance recovery and quality of life of those needing medical equipment at home or during travel. This fills the gap between public and private sectors in the realm of home care support services for those who need. From new born to elderly, disabled, homebound, recuperating, frail, or otherwise in need of help in coping with daily functioning.

Ruling year info

1995

CEO

Mr Moshe Cohen

Main address

124 Herzl Blvd

Jerusalem, -- 96187 Israel

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EIN

98-0151689

NTEE code info

Home Health Care (includes Visiting Nurse Associations) (E92)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Yad Sarah provides a range of health and home care support services to people of all ages in Israel. With the commitment of over 7,000 volunteers, Yad Sarah provides free or low cost services that help people remain at home and in their own communities while coping with illness, infirmity, trauma and disabilities. Overcrowding in Israeli hospitals is at a critical level. Enabling people to return home with much needed support services frees up critical resources for hospitals, enables more autonomy for patients and families and saves health care funds.

Our programs

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Yad Sarah

Yad Sarah is Israel’s premier home and health care NGO support structure. Serving over 1m people a year representing the entire fabric of Israel , Yad Sarah through its family of 7,000 volunteers, and 120 branches supplies without charge or for a nominal fee, equipment and services that assist the disabled, handicapped, elderly and injured to recover in the environment their own home. The equipment lending program also enables 10,000's of handicapped individuals go about their daily routine be it schooling, work or just life. Additionally Yad Sarah promotes, among all ages, nationwide volunteerism and collective responsibility. It is also worthy of note that because of its structure as a volunteer organization, for each dollar gifted to Yad Sarah just 0.04 cents is spent on administration. Dedications are also available in the new Yad Sarah 200 bedroom Health and Wellness Center that is being completed at the entrance to Jerusalem. Truly, your dollars go further with Yad Sarah.

Population(s) Served
Interfaith groups
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Yad Sarah is Israel's largest volunteer-staffed organization, providing a wide array of compassionate health and home care services for people of all ages, with special programs directed at support for older adults and for children and adults with disabilities. Yad Sarah's free services are delivered by over 7,000 volunteers in more than 100 branches across Israel, and bring help – and hope - to nearly half a million people in need each year, among them the frail elderly, the homebound, victims of terror and domestic abuse, and children and adults with special needs. Each year, the organization's staff and volunteers lend out hundreds of thousands of items such as wheelchairs, crutches, and oxygen machines; drive the sick and injured to medical appointments; help injured people regain their independence through therapeutic programming at the Day Rehabilitation Centers; staff an emergency home alarm center with 20,000 subscribers; provide free legal aid to thousands of elderly through the Yad Riva Legal Services program; offer after-school programming and parental guidance for families with children with disabilities; extending therapeutic support for couples and families coping with domestic violence; and offer free dental care to older adults living in poverty.

With a commitment to mutual social responsibility, volunteers from every part of Israeli society work together with staff to create and provide an array of home care and community services. The organization's extensive Lending Service for medical equipment operates out of 100+ branches all over the country, making home care equipment easily accessible. A range of programs and services make it possible for people in Israel to care for loved ones in their own homes, including the Guidance and Exhibition Center, transportation for people with special needs, an Emergency Alarm Response Service, in-home geriatric dental care, legal information and representation for older adults at risk for abuse and exploitation, and outreach to the frail and isolated.

From modest beginnings as a lending charity in a private apartment 40 years ago, Yad Sarah has expanded greatly to meet a huge and growing need, and now operates out of 100+ branches in Israeli cities, development towns, and Arab villages across the country. Yad Sarah estimates that its services and activities save the Israeli economy some $320 million each year in healthcare costs and hospital fees. The organization's annual budget of $25 million is covered almost exclusively by private donations and foundation grants. Its exceptional work on behalf of vulnerable populations has been recognized through numerous national awards, including the prestigious Israel Prize, the Kaplan Efficiency Prize, and the President's Voluntary Service Award.

Thanks to the broad scope of Yad Sarah's activities and services, and the compassion and caring of its large volunteer corps, the organization has become an indelible part of the fabric of every-day Israeli society.

External Reviews

Yad Sarah made progress on a number of new projects in response to increased demand and need:
o The Home Hospital Program launched as a small pilot in 2014, continues to grow due to huge demand for home hospital electric beds and other equipment. The program lends out hospital-grade beds, hoists, and other equipment at nominal cost and makes it possible for people who do not need in-patient care at hospitals to return home and recuperate in the comfort of familiar surroundings, with the care of loved ones. It also makes it possible for people at the end of life to experience hospice care at home. As hospital crowding becomes a national crisis, this program is playing an increasingly important role in improving quality of life for people who can recover at home.
o The Yad Sarah Dental Clinics operate three mobile dental clinics in the greater Jerusalem area as well as in the periphery – a project now in its third year. Yad Sarah mobile dental clinics are expected to provide 1,400 treatments to disabled, home-bound people in the coming year.
o The Yad Sarah Family Center provides therapeutic support for both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse. A new program opened in Sderot, which has no other domestic abuse program for the Negev. The program's goal is to serve the local population and expand therapeutic programming to nearby towns. The Center also works with high school educators and administrators, in order to provide culturally-sensitive, age-appropriate educational programming about domestic violence, specifically targeting ultra-Orthodox teens, who have no other source of information about this important and sensitive topic.
o The Children's Therapeutic Play Center provides programming after school hours for children with disabilities and their families. A new program for pre-school classes from across Jerusalem, many of them from low-income neighborhoods schedules class visits to the Center so teachers and professional therapists can observe children at play and can help provide guidance on therapeutic support for children with special needs. Thanks to a recent upgrade and expansion of the facility, the Center offers a unique opportunity for Jerusalem-area preschoolers to engage in therapeutic play and educators and families can promote the children's positive development.
o Branch renewals: The Netanya branch of Yad Sarah has seen a sizable increase in the number of people it helps, inaugurated a renovated building which has an additional floor and expanded space for Day Rehab programs, lending space, and an equipment exhibit hall. Netanya had 14,000 visits in 2018, has been growing steadily and expects a 10-20% increase in visits in the coming year alone.

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Financials

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Yad Sarah

Board of directors
as of 12/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Yesha'ayahu Schneller

Bank of Jerusalem

David Gross

Retired Teacher

Gershon Meir

Israeli Rabbinate

Avraham Fogel

Teacher

Nachum Rosenfeld

Retired

Haim Rosner

Tzemach David Foundation

Yitchak Lupolianski

Nachlat Yair

Avraham Binet

Dept. of Education

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/04/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.