Aug 6, 2020

Online Therapeutic Sessions For Colombian Women

Images of the online therapeutic sessions
Images of the online therapeutic sessions

So far, we have provided 116 individual therapies to 25 women: Topics such as crisis containment, emotion recognition, strategies for dealing with grief and loss, critical thinking, and guidelines for parenting and educating children at home have been addressed in these individual therapies. In the case of 8 women, incidents of physical, verbal, sexual, psychological and economic violence have been identified, therefore, specific advice has been given in support networks near them, in strengthening self-care strategies and in preventive actions to minimize risk factors, among other measures.

To date, we have conducted 14 online group sessions with 21 women: In the group sessions, skills in the use of technological platforms have been strengthened, and parenting strategies and positive ways to establish study routines at home, given the contingency of Covid-19 have been discussed. In addition, the women share experiences, ideas, and strategies among themselves, which helps them have emotional support and reduces stress and anxiety. 8 women from the project have also received food and toiletries and sanitary kits.

Thanks to the support received through GlobalGiving, these Colombian women can continue to benefit from these services that are of enormous help for their emotional well-being and that of their families.

With gratitude,


Jul 1, 2020

Andres's achievements

Andrés is 5 years old and lives with his parents and his brother in the city of Medellín, he likes to paint and put together puzzles.

He was diagnosed with bifida spine since his birth and came to the Patronato Foundation requesting support from health services. Since 2016, Andrés has received comprehensive rehabilitation including home care, early stimulation, motor skills strengthening, and hydrotherapy, in addition to exams, medications, and specialized psychology consultations.

Thanks to the support received through GlobalGiving, Andrés will be able to continue being a beneficiary of health services that are necessary for his adequate development and emotional well-being.


Jun 3, 2020

Luciana's dance

Luciana in physical therapy
Luciana in physical therapy


Luciana is two years old and lives with her mother and brother in the city of Medellin, Colombia. From an early age she was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

She is a very happy girl who enjoys playing with dolls, listening to music, interacting with other people and dancing.

Luciana and her mother came to the Patronato Foundation in February 2020 because they did not have the economic capacity to assume the therapies and rehabilitation with their own resources and they learned about our work through the experience of caring for another beneficiary child.

With the support received through GlobalGiving, Luciana has had comprehensive rehabilitation care and as a result has developed cognitive, adaptive and social skills achieving a good relationship with her environment and new forms of participation and social inclusion; she has also been a beneficiary of specialized consultations in speech therapy, psychology, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Together we can achieve that Luciana has a harmonic development in health and she can create the next steps while she dances.


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