YAKKUM developed the community-based rehabilitation project in response to the 2006 Java Earthquake to help the disabled become more self-sufficient. In addition to working directly with the affected individual, YAKKUM also reaches out to their families and the surrounding community to ensure that the patient has a strong support system and is able to function well in the area where he or she lives. It offers an important contrast to the government program for the disabled, which is limited to schooling and does not address livelihood and community integration.
Aside from reaching out the disabled population, the YAKKUM physiotherapy unit also extends their services to children with cerebral palsy. The services include in-patient therapy, physical therapy, and educational therapy. For educational purposes, YAKKUM is utilizing the Box System. This system stimulates the cognitive and motor nerves using various educational games. Every month YAKKUM replaces the educational games with new ones. Yakkum staff ensures that the child receives consistent and continuous treatment by giving parents the necessary skill sets to conduct the therapies.
YAKKUM therapists are also conducting an outreach program to educate family members as well as their surrounding neighborhood, about the specific environmental conditions required by the disabled to be mobile and independent.
Additionally, to make homes easier to navigate, therapist will design more accessible facilities such as disabled-friendly bathrooms or widened aisles. Therapist will also modify wheel chairs to better fit patients' specific needs.