Casa Sollievo Bimbi - VIDAS
UniCredit Foundation has accompanied VIDAS since 2017 and supported the construction of Casa Sollievo Bimbi, doubling fundraising among UniCredit employees.
Casa Sollievo Bimbi was opened in 2019: it's the first pediatric Hospice in Lombardy, one of the very few in Italy, offering free, competent and loving therapies to children and teenagers who are seriously ill.
Also in 2019, UniCredit Foundation decided to continue its commitment to support the "hospital hospitality" project, an extremely important field of intervention for UniCredit Foundation.
Also through UniCredit Foundation's support, Casa Sollievo guarantees therapeutically advanced assistance and a specialised team to take care of the
minor and his or her family.
The cost of daily hospitality covered by UniCredit Foundation is equal to € 570 for each patient.
VIDAS - Volontari Italiani Domiciliari per l'Assistenza ai Sofferenti (Italian Home Volunteers for Assistance to Sufferers) was founded in Milan in 1982 by Giovanna Cavazzoni and, thanks to the support of Livio Garzanti, it became a foundation in 1983. It guarantees complete and free assistance to terminally ill patients, at home and in the Casa Vidas Hospice, in hospital and day hospital. 1,800 patients are assisted each year in Milan, Monza and 112 municipalities in remote areas. Assistance is offered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by social and health teams composed of palliative care professionals and selected trained volunteers specialised in pain therapy.