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American Friends of ALYN Hospital, Inc.

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Health, Human Services, International, International Development, Pediatrics, Specialty Hospitals

Mission: ALYN Hospital was founded in Israel in 1934 and is the only comprehensive pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation center for the physically handicapped offering disabled children and young adults all of the services (medical, para-medical and educational) necessary for rehabilitation in one facility. We treat children suffering from trauma and head injuries caused by car accidents, neuro-muscular diseases, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, congenital deformities, general pediatric orthopedics, infants needing intermediate ventilation and special feeding management and the disabilities caused by invasive procedures to treat cancer or burns. Patients are treated regardless of religion or nationality and the staff believes that physical handicaps are not obstacles but challenges that can be overcome through a unique multi-disciplinary approach.

Target demographics: ALYN Hospital in Israel rehabilitate physically disabled children, adolescents, and young adults.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,500 children as inpatients and 25,000 as outpatients

Geographic areas served: New York City

Programs: Distribution of grants to the alyn-woldenberg family hospital/pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation center in jerusalam, israel, from american friends of alyn hospital.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The Executive Director has the worst case of Founders Syndrome I have ever come across. She believes she can do everything herself but chooses not to; she hires "fundraisers" but then does not allow them the freedom to actually raise the funds. Several have come up with ideas which she turns down and then later claims they did not have any ideas and were not worth hiring. Perhaps this is why there have been 15 fundraisers in the past 5 years; all of whom have quit. She treats people atrociously and thinks very highly of herself. She also pays herself an exorbitant amount of money to shop online all day and go on dating websites. There is no budget for AFAH - they spend whatever they want on meetings, supplies, etc. and send whatever is left overseas to Israel. I would not give a single penny to ALYN through the American Friends. The hospital in Israel is fantastic, but this woman at their New York office is a nightmare!

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Volunteer

Rating: 2

The exec dir receives $300,000 in pay. Far too much for a charity that generates just $4 million.

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