At Or Menachem we believe a positive, stable family has a critically positive effect on the children, and their chances of getting better. That’s why in everything we do, we aim to help these children get through their treatments, while extensively supporting their families in the process.
Families with sick children are forced to deal with multiple hardships, including coping with a confusing medical system; financial difficulties resulting from one of the parents having to constantly sit next to their child’s bedstead; relationship problems; and often lack of attention to siblings. Despite all of this, parents usually have nowhere to turn to for emotional or mental support, which may lead to a collapse in spirit and mental strength.
We are here to prevent that.
Or Menachem organizes different support groups and coaching workshops with professionals, to help empower parents, and support them in their everyday coping. In addition, we arrange for a “parents’ day off”, during which we leave the children with our dedicated volunteers in order to give parents a chance to enjoy a restful time, before going back to taking care of their children.