web analytics
September 1, 2015 / 17 Elul, 5775
At a Glance
Sections
Sponsored Post


Etta Israel Enhances Special-Needs Programs


West-Coast-logo

Etta Israel, a Los Angeles nonprofit organization founded 20 years ago to provide services for Jewish adults with special needs, is now authorized by Regional Center to provide 24/7 living support.

Last year Etta was approved as a vendor for its Independent Living Services (ILS) and Supported Living Services (SLS) programs, which serve 16 clients across the L.A. area. The additional hours means that Etta now provides a life-skills program designed to support clients in their bids to become active participants in the local Jewish community. The program allows them to live independently with the necessary services and support mechanisms.

SLS services range from assistance with day-to-day areas of life to planning for the future to coaching on self-advocacy and relationship issues. Receiving these services from a Jewish organization enables Jewish adults with special needs to weave their cultural and religious identities throughout all facets of their lives.

Etta uses a state-of-the-art online and fully secured HIPAA-compliant client and employee digital recordkeeping system designed specifically for these kinds of programs. Called Therap, the software is a leader in intellectual and developmental disabilities health recordkeeping through electronic means.

Other Etta Israel services to help people with special needs include housing and residential services; job coaching; social events; a day program; a summer program; and educational programs.

The vision of Etta, which merged with Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services last year, is an inclusive, participatory community of people with and without special needs – succeeding and growing together.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Etta Israel Enhances Special-Needs Programs”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
President Obama in the fog.
US Says It Doesn’t Even Know How Many Americans Live in West Bank
Latest Sections Stories
Recipe-082815-LChaim-cookbook

Last year, OneFamily published a cookbook in Hebrew featuring the bereaved mothers’ recipes.

Astaire-082815-Books

How did an unresolved murder case turn into an accusation of ritual murder?

Recipe-082815-Apple-cover

Excerpted from The Apple Cookbook (c) Olwen Woodier. Photography by (c) Leigh Beisch Photography with Food Stylist Robyn Valarik. Used with permission of Storey Publishing.

South-Florida-logo

The flag had been taken down in the aftermath of the Charleston shooting and was now back and flying.

A light breakfast of coffee and danishes will be available during the program.

A variety of glatt kosher food will be available for purchase at Kosher Korner (near Section 1).

Jewish Press South Florida Editor Shelley Benveniste will deliver a talk.

Corey Brier, corresponding secretary of the organization, introduced the rabbi.

The magnificent 400-seat sanctuary with beautiful stained glass windows, a stunning carved glass Aron Kodesh, a ballroom, social hall, and beis medrash will accommodate the growing synagogue.

Even when our prayers are ignored and troubles confront us, Rabbi Shoff teaches that it is the same God who sent the difficulties as who answered our prayers before.

I’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding bullies, friendship and learning disabilities.

His parents make it clear that they feel the right thing is for Avi to visit his grandfather, but they leave it up to him.

There is a rich Jewish history in this part of the world. Now the hidden customs are being revealed, as many seek to reconnect with their roots.

More Articles from Jeanne Litvin
West-Coast-logo

A dedicated scholar, educator and mother, Dr. Lowy was the guiding light of TCLA since its inception and the entire Touro community mourns her passing.

On Tuesday, July 28, the first kosher food stand ever at Dodger Stadium opened. The stand is owned by Jeff Rohatiner, owner of Jeff’s Gourmet located on Pico Blvd. Jeff’s Kosher Hot Dog stand, located at the grill adjacent to Tommy Lasorda’s Trattoria in the right-field plaza, will offer a kosher hot dog and a […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/west-coast-happenings/etta-israel-enhances-special-needs-programs/2014/06/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: