Beit Natan is the Jerusalem-based cancer support, advocacy and resource center serving individuals throughout Israel as they cope with cancer. Beit Natan’s pluralistic programs provide guidance and support at every stage of cancer diagnosis and treatment as an essential compliment to medical treatment. Beit Natan programs promote recovery while enhancing quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer, and for their spouses and families.
Beit Natan was founded in 1995 by Chaya Heller, z”l. Chaya became aware of the lack of support services and access to information for individuals with cancer when she set out to help a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer. She founded Beit Natan, in the name of her grandfather Natan, to provide the support and services she saw lacking.
Although initially focused on increasing awareness of breast cancer and encouraging early detection among women who were not aware of the need for such vigilance, it quickly became apparent that additional services were necessary to serve the needs of a broader population. Beit Natan has grown to include a wide variety of programs, serving individuals in Israel who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families.