Our Missions Cole Health is committed to bringing hope and changing lives here and around the world. In doing so, we have partnered with multiple foundations in providing life-changing experiences that leave lasting impacts on their community. Through these partnerships and our mission trips, Cole has touched the lives of hundreds of children in need.
Through a partnership with Casa de Fe, a haven for abandoned and special needs children in the heart of the Amazon, Cole Health’s team of Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists evaluated and treated approximately 60 children. While there, the team also had the opportunity to visit the new facility, which was in the process of being built, to assist with the placement of permanent structures to meet the specific needs of the children, help them perform their daily routines and let them live more independently. With the help of many local donations, Cole’s team was able to bring adaptive equipment to aid the children in improving their positioning and gait. The equipment included braces, splints, walkers and quad canes. As a result of both the treatment provided by the therapists and the equipment, children were able to return home with their families.
Through collaboration with Hope House International, a California-based organization that operates boys and girls orphanages in Vellore, India, Cole Health has helped teach families and cultures how to help their own children, via in person training and over the Web. Throughout 10-day trips to India, the Cole Health clinical team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists were able to provide critical pediatric therapy to the children of both the Ranipet and Tribal Homes. The team not only provided training for the staff at the homes, but also assisted local government officials in the design and planning of daycare facilities to better equip special needs children. With two trips complete, the team plans to return each year.