2018

Reached the final competition stage for the Recanati-Kop-Rashi Award for the Entrepreneur Teacher and Social Worker 
Cochav Hatzafon’s deputy director received a special certificate of appreciation for developing “A Supportive Environment”, a program designed for people with mental developmental disabilities. 
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Outstanding Achievements


2017

Won a Ministry of Welfare tender to operate apartments within communities for people with mental developmental disabilities from unique population sectors.


2016

Won a Ministry of Welfare tender to operate transitional programs that prepare participants to lead independent lives, including living in a communal hostel and volunteering in the IDF in units specially designed for young adults with mental developmental disabilities. 


2015

Cochav Hatzafon’s CEO won the Paul Harris Award, the highest award given by Rotary International, for her work developing services for people with disabilities and for disadvantaged populations who live in Israel’s periphery in the Galilee. 


2014

Won a tender from the Eastern Galilee Municipalities Cluster to create a service network for disabled people living in 22 local councils in the Upper and Eastern Galilee, from Metula in the north and down to Emek HaYarden (Jordan Valley) in the south, including communities in the Golan Heights.
 


2010-2015

Winner of 5-star ratings for quality and excellence in the Standards Institution of Israel competition, among industrialists and nonprofits in the Galilee


2010

Won Shalem Foundation Prize for Excellence for its contribution to the community with “Or Hatof” (a drumming group comprised of people with intellectual developmental disabilities treated by the Organization).


2010

Establishment of Ma’arag, a unique and innovative project: a rehabilitative communal and touristic art center. 


2007

Competed against 176 Israeli organizations to receive a $400,000 grant from PPSNI and won for construction of Ma’arag.


2004

Won Beit Issie Shapiro’s Trump Benevolence Award for outstanding work with people with developmental disabilities.


2001

Won Shalem Foundation Award for Excellence for the management of a unique and excellent project within the “Mercaz Cochav”, a multi- disability regional center for the treatment of people with mental disabilities. 


1998-2005

Spearheaded the regional development of 32 projects for people with disabilities, which involved 12 Jewish and Druze local councils, the Rashi Foundation and public and private foundations. Budget for project, which is still in operation to this day, was $10 million.


1996

Operated nationwide pilot program in the area of services for the disabled (“Mercaz Cochav”- a multi-service center for the treatment of people with mental disabilities), which was successfully replicated in a number of other locations around Israel. 
 
 
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  cochav hatzafon  Association | Registered association​ 580409761 | www.cochavhatzafon.org.il
Ma'arag 1 Meron St., Kfar Vradim, PO Box 1210, Zip code 2514700
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