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Helping Families Through Illness

Social Services Department: Helping Families Through Illness


2022 March

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Support the MUHC’s Social Service Department.

The new year is a time of celebration and resolution, but it's also a stark reminder that not everyone is fortunate enough to experience the same warmth and abundance. Giving to the MUHC’s Social Services Department during this time allows you to extend the spirit of generosity to those facing illness amidst hardship. Whether it's providing funds for groceries, baby items for new mothers, or assistance with transportation to and from the hospital, the MUHC Social Services Department ensures that individuals undergoing treatment are able to support themselves and their families. By making a donation, you are helping patients in need find solace and support during the festive season and all year round.


Money raised to date

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$ 59,491
$ 80,000



The MUHC’s Social Service Department

The MUHC’s Social Service Department serves and supports adult patients with complex care needs. These patient advocates help families cope with the stress of hospitalization, illness or injury and are specially trained to: provide counselling for patients and their families, assess psychosocial needs, and provide referrals to community agencies for support and additional services. MUHC social workers also help patients transition back to their homes as well as educate patients and their families about available community and government resources.
"The most important thing that we do is to make our patients feel understood and cared for. We work together as a team to make them feel comfortable and at ease. Part of that is making sure that they are well fed. This level of poverty is often hidden in our city, but it is there." -Cristian Machuca, Nurse Manager, Chronic Viral Illness Service, MUHC

Support the MUHC’s Social Service Department.

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