TOGETHER, WE DO GREAT THINGS
To best serve our participants with disabilities and chronic illness, we partner with organizations that help us take our understanding and programming to new levels. These collaborations help us do more than ever!
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
The Woodlands’ 2012 origin of partnership with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP) has provided the basis for development of two new programs, Camp INSPIRE and the Building Lifestyles for Ongoing Opportunities & Movement Program (BLOOM), as well as ongoing collaboration.
Program development and ongoing partner efforts are guided by Dr. Jason M. Edinger, Clinical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, CHP, who was appointed The Woodlands Medical Director.
Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania (EFWCP)
The EFWCP uses The Woodlands as the site for their Camp Firefly program, a residential weekend program for children and teens between the ages of 11 and 18 who have an active diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorder as well as an intellectual disability.
Professional Golfers’ Association of America
Utilizing The Woodlands’ fully accessible par-3 golf course, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America’s Helping Our Patriots Everywhere (HOPE) program offers golf as a therapeutic rehabilitation tool for military veterans. The inaugural August and September 2017 sessions included 13 veterans representing the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan Wars. PGA professional instructors work with participants on a 5:1 ratio to ensure active engagement and skill assistance. Plans to expand the program are underway.
Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation
During the academic year, The Woodlands will serve as one of the host sites for The Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation’s program for students with disabilities from the Pittsburgh Public Schools. This engaging program invites more young golfers than ever, at varying age and ability ranges, to experience hands-on golf tutorials and fun rounds with other students on our adapted 9-hole, par-3 golf course.