The Neemen Association was founded as a self-help organization of victims for victims who haven’t been able to find support in the community in the process of coping with the difficult consequences of their disease. It employs a small staff and relies mainly on volunteers who are mostly stroke victims and their family members.
Most volunteers are active in social clubs around the country and some on the Association’s support and information hotline. Out of the personal experience of our volunteers in rehabilitating themselves after a stroke and our long-term familiarity with the difficulties this public faces in attempting to utilize their rights as patients and handicapped people grew an expertise in developing unique services for it. 15,000 people will suffer a stroke.
The Neeman Association mainly services weak distressed populations in Israel’s physical and social periphery experiencing inadequate state rehab services although badly needed for their empowerment and advancement and in order to take care of their complex needs. Many families are disconnected from the centers of power that had been their lot prior to the stroke. Their financial condition deteriorates as a result of no earnings physical and cognitive abilities are lost and they are disconnected from support by their friends and extended families.The Neeman Association is the only association acting for the welfare of the population of stroke patients and their families – over 400,000 strong – for increasing public awareness to the disease and for its prevention.