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Employment, Life Skills & Housing

Meaningful work experiences and living options for individuals with special needs

Couple in love of 26 years old Down Syndrome at her apartment. They are learning to live in an apartment independently. They are washing the dishes together.


Our partner offers adults with special needs residential services and supervised Jewish homes, including group homes and independent housing opportunities, which allow them to live as independently as possible.

Special Needs Work

Ezra Ba’lr

A vocational program that employs interns at Jewish institutions in the Los Angeles area. Participants learn life and work skills that promote self-advocacy and contribute to independence.

Shemesh Farm employ teaching farming skills to a specially abled boy

Shemesh Organic Farm Employment Program

Our partner employs young adults with special needs and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) on Shemesh Organic Farm, empowering them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and providing them with a purpose.