The Shalva National Center is Shalva’s newly inaugurated campus which houses all of Shalva’s programs and operates as an inclusive community center; hosting professional conferences, educational seminars, community-wide happenings, theatrical and music performances, and sporting events. The new center is located at the entrance to Jerusalem and was purposefully positioned by the Jerusalem Municipality to be the welcoming face of Israel’s capital and a representation of Israel’s strides toward innovation and inclusion.
The new center has enabled Shalva to monumentally expand its scope of services, accept hundreds more program participants, and introduce innovative therapy solutions to Israel for the first time. The unprecedented opportunities made possible by the Shalva National Center have effectively changed the standard of disability services and inclusion in Israel; impacting the lives and futures of thousands of individuals and families
The colorful face of Shalva is one of the defining features of the organization. Designed with meaningful intention, Shalva’s open and unique architecture, variety of bright colors, quotes, art installations and murals are what make every visitor sense they’ve entered a special place. Even though people with disabilities and their families come to Shalva with challenges, the building itself imbues people with inspiration and hope.