About the project
The Ilan Family Home, established in 1982 in Nachla’ot, was the country’s first family home for disabled school-age children. The home provided a permanent home for 12 children plus respite care for up to 50 severely disabled children. The home was later named Beit Tamar (Tamar’s Home), in honor of then-Mayor Teddy Kollek’s wife, who chaired the Ilan organization for 25 years. The Jerusalem Foundation supported renovations to create the home and supported the purchase of equipment and activities over the years. In 2007, it supported construction of a new facility in the first floor of a new building in Givat Masu’a.