The Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (ZDVO) Beit Halochem Australia's number one priority is to support the care and rehabilitation of Israel’s 50,000 injured soldiers, victims of terror and their families by raising awareness and much needed funds.
To support the rehabilitation of Israel’s injured soldiers to improve their quality of life
To be a national organisation that raises awareness and funds for Israel’s injured soldiers and victims of terror
Awareness, Commitment, Compassion, Integrity, Teamwork & Initiative
We at ZDVO Beit Halochem Australia pledge our continued support to assist them.
Funds raised in Australia are remitted directly to Beit Halochem in Israel. The four Beit Halochem rehabilitation and sports centres located in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, provide our brave, wounded heroes the opportunity to regain the dignity and quality of life they deserve. The centres serve as a place of comfort where members feel supported and are not alone. There are currently over 50,000 members of Beit Halochem (literally meaning House of Warriors) and sadly this figure continues to increase due to the hundreds of soldiers injured during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
When the newly injured meet other disabled veterans from Beit Halochem they begin to understand that they are not alone and that there is an organization that will take care of them for the rest of their lives. Many of Israel’s disabled veterans together with Beit Halochem volunteers are quick to visit the newly wounded and often traumatized soldiers providing vital comfort and support to them and their families. Every time an Israeli soldier is injured, ZDVO Beit Halochem Australia is there with them on their road to recovery, empowering them to be productive members of Israeli society and helping to support these brave men and women come to terms with traumatic physical injuries as well as the psychological scars that many will face for the rest of their lives.
The Beit Halochem centres boast an array of exceptional rehabilitative services including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, chiropractic treatments and modified gymnasium programs as well as a vast range of specialised sports options, family-oriented and cultural activities.
"Beit Halochem gives me so much. It enables me to learn a lot about myself. There, I am surrounded by people just like me, disabled and wounded. It is so important to be in such a warm and embracing environment, where I am understood."Menny Guy, member of Beit Halochem