The Spafford Children’s Center provides healthcare for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.The Center is a charitable institution founded nearly 100 years ago by an American, Bertha Spafford Vester, and is still supported today by her descendants.
Based on humanitarian values, the Center gives help to those in need regardless of race, religion or cultural background. The Order of St Lazarus introduced Anglican Overseas Aid to the work of the Spafford Children's Centre in Jerusalem in 2009. It started as a baby home for abandoned children in 1925 and later became a Children's hospital. After the war of 1967, it was renamed the Spafford Children's Centre and began to focus on preventative health through its medical clinic, ante-natal clinic and infant welfare department that monitors the development of under five year olds.
Funding from Anglican Overseas Aid goes towards the cost of speech therapy/remedial teaching and a psychologist, with parents paying USD10/week for speech therapy sessions which are tailored for each child and run for a three month duration.
Visit the Spafford Children's Centre website here
See the Spafford Children's Centre on Facebook