According to law, every municipality and local authority is legally required to maintain a Department of Social Services.
These departments are responsible for the delivery of social services at the
The Department of Social Services of the Jerusalem Municipality
serves the city with the largest population in the country and a complicated
The mission of the Department of Social Services is to improve
the overall welfare of the city's residents and to improve social equality
within the city, while respecting the unique cultural differences. It does so by
assisting residents in distress or crisis, by strengthening their independent
functioning, by helping them to realize all their rights and by protecting those
who are unable to care for themselves. The department's staff plans, develops
and implements services for the welfare of the individual, family and community.
Equally important is the role of representing the social needs of the city
to community, municipal and governmental leaders in order to influence social
policy decisions and social legislation.
The Community Services Administration