1781 Eastwood Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 608-7747 (Phone)
Rosemary Vance, Director
537 Arcadia Park
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
(859) 257-8933 (Fax)
Type of Organization
Regions: Central America
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: San Juan, Sacapetequez, Flores, Jalapa, Port Barrios, Huehuetenango and Guatemala City.
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: No
Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Funding, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, Medical / Surgical Care, Rehabilitation / Training
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.
Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Lay Persons, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists
Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Equipment, Medical Supplies
General Background Information
Founded in 1986
Total recipients of care to date: 2800+
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
Children of the Americas, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing medical and surgical services to indigent children and their families in rural Guatemala. Since 1987 the corporation has identified medical needs of patients through volunteer medical/surgical mission teams and by referrals from other agencies. The teams of volunteer staff provide medical, dental and surgical services on-site in Central America within the realm of our expertise.
We network with Guatemalan hospital administrators and physicians to share medical/surgical knowledge between cultures. Children identified on teams as having more complex or serious medical needs are referred to the United States for donated care. Those patients are placed with foster families for the duration of their stay in the United States. In addition we coordinate shipments of donated medical equipment and supplies to be distributed to hospitals in Guatemala.
Children of the Americas remains, as always, an all-volunteer organization.