Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
MissionStudentsCare is a 501c3 nonprofit connecting undergraduate healthcare students nationwide with hospitalized children, isolated seniors, and their families, to provide fun, friendship and support.
Our vision: A world in which healthcare providers demonstrate empathy and kindness and hospitalized children and isolated seniors receive compassionate care.
What We DoOur Hospital Buddy Program provides critical direct support that can improve healthcare outcomes for pediatric patients. Partnering with hospital staff, we pair college students with young patients to help alleviate the emotional effects of long-term hospitalization.
To respond to the needs of our communities, brought upon by COVID-19, we launched our Senior Buddy Program! Through this program, we partner with senior living facilities to connect senior residents with our trained and caring college student Buddies. Through virtual visits, our students connect with seniors through regular phone/video check-ins, providing companionship and support.