I am eternally grateful to this amazing organization that has helped me personally in so many ways. Two years ago, when my 10-year-old son was home from school for four months while we looked for the right special education program for him, it was Faigy Gugenheim from the CVC Special Education Department who helped me first find the right program, then navigate the Iriyah system until we got the assistance from them that we needed to get him accepted. She even went so far as to make phone calls to her contacts in the Misrad Hachinuch on our behalf. I felt like I had a well-connected friend helping me through the process! It was Faigy whom I called first when we got the news that our son was accepted into the school, and she shared the excitement with me as if we were close friends!
The following year, when we needed to apply for Bituach Leumi benefits for our special son but only received half of what we were supposed to get, it was Chaim V’Chessed that I called. Racheli Morgenstern was amazingly helpful, explaining to us how to proceed and guiding us every step of the way until we were finally approved for the whole amount!
I just want to say thank you for the amazing work you do and the heartfelt way you do it! It makes dealing with the system in Israel a lot less overwhelming.