Restart is a non-profit organization helping wounded soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to restart their life journey after physical and/or emotional trauma resulting from their mandatory service or reserve duty.
Restart empowers wounded IDF soldiers and veterans, employing the power of teamwork to facilitate physical and emotional life-affirming transformations. Our talented and dedicated volunteers join forces to guide the wounded soldiers to the next step, as well as to develop unique technological solutions, all specifically designed to address the soldiers’ particular personal needs and challenges. We help the veterans see their challenges as more manageable, even beatable. We believe that our methods and proven experience can help wounded veterans in Israel and around the globe.
Our programs bring together wounded soldiers with volunteers from Israel’s innovative business and technology sectors. Both sides take full and active part in our programs, which require a mutual commitment to each other and the process as a whole.
A mentoring program for pairs of wounded soldiers with individual mentors who help them define their goals and work towards achieving them. The group also meets for professional workshops led by the best speakers in the industries, who provide the participants with practical tools for their process and for life.
An empowering program. Makers for Heroes engages teams of volunteer “Makers” from a wide range of professions, including engineers, programmers, designers, doctors and physical therapists, who join forces to design and build innovative and practical technological solutions to help participants overcome their injuries and disabilities in ways previously unimaginable.
Restart’s alumni community. People@Restart provides ongoing activities, quality content and opportunities for our community, including professional and personal networking, as well as emotional support. Restart continues to support its participants as they take the next steps forward in their journey towards a fulfilling and productive life.
We may not know them, but we owe them.
“Makers For Heroes gave me confidence to drive in places that I avoided in the past, and thus helped me overcome yet another limitation. The ability to overcome the little things that comprise my day-to-day life is what changes my routine and allows me to overcome my injury.”
“It has been a few difficult years. Years that I have buried everything that has to do with my injury, locking it all away. I know now that running away from it all was not the solution, and Restart is the only place that has given me a way to confront my injury head on. Restart is the place that makes me feel like I’ve come home.”
“Restart provides me with the tools that allow me to help myself and succeed. Their support pushes me forward and motivates me to help others who are dealing with PTSD.”
“Restart's program is rich in quality content and even more quality people. I was happy to participate in the Mentoring Program. The program helped me acquire new skills and meet amazing people. It has been 4 years and to this day I am in continuous contact with amazing people who help me move forward. I highly recommend the program! And to you, the Restart team, huge and loving thank you.”