“There is no substitute for the right to privacy and complete autonomy along with the tools and support that I have available to me. Shalheveth’s apartment complex project has made this possible for me. This model has placed in my physically limited hands choices and options that I have never previously had.”

“Together with my neighbors in the building, who are also physically challenged, and with their support, I have become more confident and take more initiative with other people. I feel it is important to point out the atmosphere created in the building by the joint activities, workshops, meetings and tenants’ evenings, all of which have contributed and contribute to the intimate atmosphere. All this takes place within a framework of independent living, without the interference of outsiders, only with the assistance of the tenants themselves.”

"It is the first time in my life that I can wake up at 12:00 p.m. if I feel like it, that I can have a girlfriend sleep over if I feel like it, that I can close my door if I want to be alone or I can knock on my neighbor's door if I want to have coffee with someone. It gives me the choice to decide for myself how my day will look, but on the other hand, I don't need to be alone if I don't want to be. If I were to live in my own apartment without other neighbors in my same situation then I would be totally alone." 

"I want to thank you for organizing the Sabbath dinners. They give us strength and the desire to continue on despite all the difficulties. Just knowing that someone is behind us who cares makes a big difference in my life."