The Panda Cares Center of Hope inspires hope and promotes healing by providing specially curated programs that are designed to give children the courage and strength to thrive. Opened in 2020, the Panda Cares Center of Hope at Valley Children’s enables social services programs such as child life, social work, rehabilitation and spiritual support that address children’s entire well-being, including their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
Children participate in programs like physical, occupational, and recreational therapies to improve motor skills and promote recovery.
Patients receive psychological and emotional support to encourage self-expression, reduce stress, and better cope. Wellness programs, such as art, pet and music therapy, strengthen patients from within.
Kids enjoy an escape from medical treatment where they can read, learn, and grow. They have access to a library full of fun and empowering books or continue their learning curriculum in a quiet, comforting space.
Children and their families receive spiritual support for healing through pastoral care, meditation and counseling services.
It is because of generous partners like Panda Express that hospitals are able to allow children to enjoy their favorite activities once again all while learning through play by improving self-expression, decreasing stress and boosting motor skills. Because of Panda Express’ associates and customers, children’s health care can change for the better and children’s futures can be brighter.