Thanks to the Children’s Hospital Play Grant program from The Toy Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association, 600 patients received a coping kit when admitted to CHOC’s Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center. With a journal, stuffed animal, model magic clay and other stress-reducing tools in these kits, our mental health patients can relieve their stress and enhance their overall feelings of well-being.
As the world grapples with the pediatric mental health crisis, these forward-thinking corporations are taking action, and their collective philanthropic efforts illuminate the path toward a brighter and healthier future.
Their $2 million gift to CHOC will launch 17 WellSpaces on campuses throughout the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) over the next four years.
Joy struggled with mental health challenges from a young age. With CHOC’s expert care, Joy now has the tools to seek help when needed. When you give, you help adolescents and kids like Joy receive the care they need.
Supported solely through philanthropy, Odessa is CHOC’s newest resident therapy dog—and one of the first in the nation dedicated to a pediatric inpatient mental health unit.
When Sarah Carey suffered severe complications from Type 1 diabetes at age seven, her care team at CHOC gave her the support needed to manage a chronic illness and inspired her to give back—and become a nurse at the same hospital that changed her health journey forever.