1,700 hospitalized children as well as their siblings and parents
plus an endless number of children and their parents in the community who are not patients
In the the 2011-2012 League year, the Junior League of Baton Rouge entered into a future partnership with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, making our largest philanthropic donation ever: a pledge of cash and volunteer hours valued at ONE MILLION DOLLARS, naming the Junior League of Baton Rouge Family Resource Center at the then future Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
The Junior League of Baton Rouge Family Resource Center provides families with information, resources and help for their medical questions. Whether it’s a new diagnosis, tutoring or support groups, this space made possible through this partnership will be a great resource for families. The Center features classroom space, a business center and meeting space for small support groups. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians can also do car seat fittings and injury prevention work. Our volunteers also do rounds with the Patient Welcome Cart providing needed toiletries for families staying overnight unexpectedly. Our volunteers also provide many other amenities and services to make the hospital stay more comfortable.