|Title||Social Welfare Corporation Iwate Aijikai|
|Address||11-14 Ueda Aza Matsuyashiki, Morioka, Iwate, 020-0102, Japan|
|Founding Date||April 1957|
|Number of Staff||150|
|Facilities||Michinoku Midori Gakuen (Foster home for weak children)|
Kotorisawa Gakuen (Short-term therapeutic institution for emotionally disturbed children)
Morioka Children’s Hospital
Tampopo Nursery Center for Children with Special Health Needs
|1955||With an aim to save children with tuberculosis, IAK was established as a public interest incorporated foundation, funded by the New Year's Postcard Donations Aid Program of the then Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.|
|1957||Opened the Michinoku Midori Gakuen, a foster home for physically weak children, with the initiative of common people. (Accommodation Capacity: 100)|
|1961||Opened the Michinoku Midori Gakuen Sanatorium, the predecessor of the Morioka Children’s Hospital, upholding a vision of “saving sick and disadvantaged children” with the capacity of 30 beds.
Reduced the accommodation capacity of the Michinoku Midori Gakuen from 100 to 50 people.
|1967||Changed its legal status from a public interest incorporated foundation to a social welfare corporation, with a view to bearing more substantial social responsibilities.|
|1969||Changed the name of the Michinoku Midori Gakuen Sanatorium to the Midori Gakuen Children’s Hospital, and opened a clinic for children with chronic diseases such as asthma and nephrotic syndrome, with the capacity of 50 beds, and later extended to 76 beds.|
|1978||Iwate Prefectural Aoyama School for Special-Needs Education Matsuzono Branch, which was upgraded to the main school status 2 years later, was founded adjacent to the Michinoku Midori Gakuen. By this, a tripartite collaboration system of social welfare, medical and education institutions was established, which is quite unique in Japan.|
|1985||The Hospital launched healthcare program for adolescent children with a 19-bed ward, responding to the increase in the number of children with school refusal in the 1980’s.|
The hospital also established the department of child psychiatry.
|1987||Opened the Kotorisawa Gakuen, a short-term therapeutic institution for emotionally disturbed children, with the capacity of 50 children. It is the 12th institution of its kind in Japan.|
・Its establishment was approved as IAK's contribution to caring children with school refusal was highly appreciated by the government.
|1995||Opened the Tampopo Nursery Center for Children with Special Health Needs.|