One of the missionary cornerstones of Fundación Valle del Lili, and an essential element of our social responsibility, is to provide social support to the most disadvantaged communities through the execution of programs aimed at providing services to patients, families and, in general, the community, as well as granting financial support to projects that work for the educational, social and cultural development of the region.
Given the considerable number of patients and families who have severe economic and psychosocial difficulties that come to our institution, the entire organization is based on the cornerstone of social support. In order to allow for the articulation of programs and projects aimed at vulnerable populations, the Social Support Unit (formerly Fundación Ayudemos) was created more than 10 years ago to keep a long-term relationship with the patients and families who need more support.
The Social Support Unit has specialized personnel, focused on understanding the socioeconomic and psychosocial needs of hospitalized patients and their families, in order to provide support and make more bearable hospitalization, treatment or health conditions that affect them at their personal or family level.
Externally, this Unit supports healthcare activities of promotion and prevention among the most vulnerable communities within Cali and some municipalities in Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño.
With our Social Support cornerstone, we seek to contribute to sustainable development, by supporting and executing programs that, under a perspective of shared value, generate important benefits for patients, the community and the organization. This is possible because the programs executed and supported are focused on the wellbeing of patients and their families, on the promotion and protection of human rights and on the creation of opportunities that allow people and their families to develop their potential and take better decisions about their health and well-being.
Activities carried out by the Social Support Unit:
Sinfonía de Sonrisas: It is an institutional group of volunteer professionals from different disciplines who, through artistic interventions and ludic and therapeutic activities addressed to patients of all ages and carried out directly inside the patients’ rooms, seek to provide a space for leisure and recreation. The objective is to offer spaces for both emotional containment and recreation, which may help to improve the psychosocial well-being of the patient, in order to ensure a more positive process of hospitalization and acceptance of the disease for patients and their families.