The Dream Doctors Project is a non-profit organization that trains therapeutic medical clowns to work as integrated members of multidisciplinary medical teams in hospitals throughout Israel. The Dream Doctors mission is to promote medical clowning as an officially recognized paramedical profession so that every hospitalized child will benefit from an encounter with a medical clown. Today, 100 Dream Doctors work in 30 hospitals across the country, serving more than 200,000 patients annually. They assist doctors and nurses in more than 40 different medical procedures to improve patient wellbeing and advance the efficacy of healthcare delivery.
Our Partnership At A Glance
22 Dream Doctors
18,900 hours of medical clowning
22 Hospitals Supported
94,500 children reached
8 research grants
Moose Family visit to Dream Doctors
During a trip to Israel, the Moose family took time out of their family vacation to see first-hand what the Dream Doctors do inside hospitals and were very impressed! The visit made them even more passionate (if that is even possible!!) about supporting and partnering with this exceptional organization.
Transforming the ordinary into something extraordinary
Through creative play and endless imagination, Dream Doctors help distract children from the challenge of being hospitalized. When an instrument for dialysis becomes a headdress or a prop to perform a balancing act...reality becomes a world of wonder, play and possibility.
Emotional support for Children.
Dream Doctors understand being in a hospital isn’t comfortable or easy. Whether through teaming up with a child to mirror and validate his/her fear and frustration, comforting preemie babies and mothers with gentle music, or making everyone laugh, Dream Doctors know how to ease a child's spirit and provide emotional relief to family members as well.