Social Supporters

Hayim Association focuses on the medical-social needs of children. The association created a variety of activities in order to turn the oncology wards to a “home-like” surrounding, and by doing so encouraging the children to attend medical procedures and cooperate with the medical staff. Hayim Association Is the only association in Israel to identify the need for a coordinator between the children and the medical staff. As a result, the association created the “social supporter” position whereas every oncology department has its own medical staff, and a Hayim Association representative – the social supporter.

Every year, these professionals help thousands of cancer patients, their families, care givers and friends. The supporters use their expert knowledge and experience in order to help the children and families, and improve their daily lives. They care for the children’s emotional needs, and identify social and financial needs.

Our staff makes hospitalization a better experience for the children; they are a invaluable source of help for the families.

Reut Tsoran

Ein Kerem Hospital - Hadassah Medical Center - Jerusalem

Edna Barak

Soroka Medical Center - Beer Sheva

Michal Prihoff

Ramabm Health Care Center - Haifa
HaEmek Medical center - Afula
B'nai Zion Medical center - Haifa

Tali Naveh

Schneider Center for Children Medicine -Petah Tikvah

Sharon On

Sheba Medical Center - Tel Hashomer
The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical center - Tel Aviv