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Food security program, including infant formula, added to national budget

Food security pilot program officially added to national budget, with 155 million NIS annual support.

Food security program, including infant formula, added to budget

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

Welfare Ministry working with LGBT association to provide free legal counseling, couples counseling, parenting classes, and more - to LGBTs.

Israel to provide free couples counseling - but only for LGBTs

Welfare Minister bids farewell

Welfare Minister Itzik Shmuli has decided not to run for Knesset this time.

Welfare Minister bids farewell

Netanyahu rebukes Minister Itzik Shmuli: Be statesmanlike

Welfare Minister attacks coronavirus assistance program implementation, demanding model be changed. Netanyahu reprimands him.

Netanyahu rebukes Labor minister: Be statesmanlike

Head of Social Workers' Union warns: 'Welfare services on the brink of collapse'

Inbal Hermoni, head of Social Workers' Union, warns across-the-board budget cuts may lead to collapse of social services.

'Welfare services on the brink of collapse'

Number of child abuse reports rises by 8%, ministry says

Welfare Ministry report shows 8% rise in number of children being abused, majority of abuse occurs at home.

Number of child abuse reports rises by 8%

Social worker: 'I've never seen such a horrific case'

Five-year-old Arab girl had a thick rope tied around her neck. Judge: Clear that this is ongoing, not limited to time parents were out.

Social worker: 'I've never seen such a horrific case'

State refuses to fund 7-year-old rape victim's therapy

Family of 7-year-old rape victim can't afford to pay for therapies, attorney says. Local authorities: Sessions continue as usual.

State refuses to fund 7-year-old rape victim's therapy

How often does the court refuse to remove a child from his home?

According to Haaretz, courts rarely remove a child from his parents' home if the parents have a lawyer. Statistics show otherwise.

How often does the court refuse to remove a child from his home?

Disabled allowance budget to increase by NIS 2 billion

Netanyahu and Welfare Minister Katz agree to increase disabled allowances; joint press conference with Finance Minister expected at 11:00.

Disabled allowance budget to increase by NIS 2 billion

Welfare Ministry capitulates to LGBT pressure

Following pressure from LGBT groups, Welfare Ministry tells court it waives condition that only 'a man and his wife' may adopt children.

Welfare Ministry capitulates to LGBT pressure

Colel Chabad to teach the impoverished healthy cooking

Combating poor nutrition skills, Colel Chabad and Leket Israel aim to help the impoverished out of their dietary rut.

Colel Chabad to teach the impoverished healthy cooking

'New daycare guidelines harm haredi communities'

Haredi MK says government needs to put more money into building daycare centers for haredi communities, slams 'contradiction.'

'New daycare guidelines harm haredi communities'

Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

In a single decade, the number of Israelis diagnosed with autism triples; 80% are male and under age 24.

Number of autistic patients triples in a single decade

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

Parents of autistic children sue Welfare Ministry for not finding places for their toddlers in rehabilitative daycare centers.

Appeal to place autistic children in rehabilitative centers

'It's hard knowing the parents have other children at home'

Tel Hashomer doctor explains arrest of Modi'in Illit parents.

'It's hard knowing the parents have other children at home'

Police arrest parents for suspected child abuse

Hospital suspects child abuse, police arrest parents.

Police arrest parents for suspected child abuse

Welfare Ministry to provide food vouchers to Israel's poor

New initiative provides poor families with monthly 500 NIS debit card for food.

Welfare Ministry to provide food vouchers to Israel's poor

'Smart Apartments' let Israel's disabled live independently

'Smart Apartments' initiative offers Israeli's disabled citizens new hopes for independent living.

'Smart Apartments' let Israel's disabled live independently

'Childcare workers give so much and get so little'

Knesset holds meeting addressing poor conditions of childcare professionals. Delays in approval of budget threaten the opening of daycares.

'Childcare professionals give so much and get so little'

Report: Deri to become Welfare Minister

Channel 2 News reports that Welfare Minister Haim Katz will give his role to Shas chairman in exchange for Economy Ministry.

Report: Deri to become Welfare Minister

Bill on Foster Care Favors Uncles, Grandparents

Bill approved by gov't committee would encourage handing over children to relatives instead of other families.

Bill on Foster Care Favors Uncles, Grandparents

Danon Hopes to 'Serve Public as Welfare Minister'

Likud MK tells Arutz Sheva Likud 'has a lot to prove,' hints Jewish Home should 'calm down' in coalition negotiations.

Danny Danon Hopes to 'Serve the Public as Welfare Minister'

Welfare Recipients Top 20%

Over 430,000 Israeli families - one in five families - turned to the Welfare Ministry for help in 2009.

More than 20% of Families Receive Welfare Aid

Survivors to Get Medicine Aid

The Knesset has approved reduced-price medicine for Holocaust survivors.

Shoah Survivors to Get Medicine Discount