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Casa Colina Recognizes the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for Children’s Services Funding

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare is pleased to announce that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has provided the Casa Colina Children’s Services Center (CSC) with a grant in the amount of $20,000. The CSC provides therapeutic and rehabilitative services to children and families who are at risk for or have acquired developmental delays in health, language and communication, cognitive development, and social-emotional development.

“We are grateful for the ongoing support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, particularly during a year when funding priorities have shifted so dramatically due to Covid-19,” said Michele Alaniz, director of the Children’s Services Center. “These funds will help us provide Early Intervention services to these at-risk children at a critical time in their development, giving them the greatest chance to build the social-emotional, cognitive, and self-help skills that will improve quality of life for them and their families.”

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians focuses on giving that supports prevention and health information projects, directs health services for those in need, improves health outcomes, and addresses issues of particular concern locally and with Native American communities.

The Casa Colina Children’s Services Center provides comprehensive services designed to help family members understand the special needs of their children as well as how to enhance their development. As in years past, grant funds from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will subsidize therapeutic and rehabilitative services for children with physical and developmental disabilities whose families may be under-insured or uninsured. During the past year, the CSC served nearly 700 children over the course of more than 18,000 visits.

CSC programs offer a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to treatment of children and teenagers with physical and developmental disabilities. CSC clinicians work diligently to involve caregivers in therapy, so that new skills are carried over into the home and community. The intended results of CSC programs include providing families greater access to therapeutic programs and services that meet the needs of the children, helping children reach their health and developmental milestones, and improving awareness of services, support networks, and other resources for these families.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has generously supported Casa Colina since 2002, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding that has helped Casa Colina to offer expanded services for children and adults in need of medical-surgical and rehabilitative care.