In 1964, the Association of Volunteers was organized to provide a coordinated volunteer force to raise funds and provide tender loving care for the patients of Convalescent Hospital for Children.
The Convalescent Hospital serves children with chronic conditions requiring long-term hospital care. Convalescent Hospital joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1973, and today houses four specialized services:
- Pediatric rehabilitation program
- Transitional care center
- Children’s psychiatric unit
- Adolescent and medical psychiatric services for teens 12 through 18 years of age
The Association of Volunteers committed $360,000 over three years to purchase a robotic device that helps children regain the use of their legs. Funds raised by the group also support the Aquatic Therapy Program in the Division of Occupational and Physical Therapy at Cincinnati Children’s. In addition, the Association of Volunteers is helping to fund Project SEARCH, providing supportive employment for people with significant disabilities. This innovative program has been replicated across the country and has again brought national recognition for Cincinnati Children’s.
Antiquing for Children
To raise funds for the Convalescent Hospital, the association sponsors the Cincinnati Antiques Festival, one of the finest antique shows in the country.
Become a Member
For more information, contact Jeanne Elliott, president, at 513-561-0950, or Marie Huenefeld, board member, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-271-7055.