Our collaborations and partnerships help us serve even more children on both sides of the border. We have more than 40 community partnerships and affiliations with 20 universities.
Jornada’s Rehabilitation Clinics at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias (HIC) started years ago, in partnership with HIC’s rehabilitation department and volunteers from the United States and Tijuana. Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists volunteer in these one-day clinics three times each year. They are assisted by translators and students from these professions, from both sides of the border.
Therapists bring equipment for use by their specialties, such as wheelchairs, walkers, braces, and other medically necessary items. This equipment is provided to patients, free of charge. In addition, patients receive consultations about their disabilities, and home exercise programs to improve their functioning at home, school, and in the community. Patients travel from a radius of several hours from Tijuana. Therapists and other volunteers come from as far as Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Our most recent Jornadas have been attended by over 50 volunteers, who see over 50 children in one day.