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Children of the Americas



Contact

Jody Greenlee
1781 Eastwood Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
United States

(859) 608-7747 (Phone)

Rosemary Vance, Director
www.childrenoftheamericas.org
537 Arcadia Park
Lexington, Kentucky 40503
United States

859-338-5543 (Phone)
(859) 257-8933 (Fax)

Type of Organization

Non-profit
Type: 501C-3


Service Areas

Regions: Central America
Countries: Guatemala
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


Services Provided

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.


Needs

Financial Assistance

Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Lay Persons, Physicians, Nurses, Therapists

Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Equipment, Medical Supplies


General Background Information

Historical Information
Founded in 1986
Total recipients of care to date: 2800+


Financial Information
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:
        Individuals: 80%
        Other: 20%


Mission Statement
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.



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