7446 Ledgewood Drive
Fenton, Michigan 48430
Ronald Daewook Hong, Director
Irvine, California 92614
Type of Organization
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: No
Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Medical Equipment / Supplies, Education, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication, 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, Technicians, Therapists, Other: Teachers of orthotics and prosthetics
Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Equipment, Used, Medical Supplies, Other: Wheelchairs
General Background Information
Founded in 1994 by Ronald Daewook Hong
Total volunteers to date: 15
Annual average volunteer participation: 2
Total recipients of care to date: 900
Annual average recipients of care: 50
Organization provides partial funding for volunteers.
Volunteer does NOT need to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
New Hope is a non-profit, non government organization that has a complete, modern facility in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for making O&P devices and providing follow-up physical therapy. It provides these services free of charge to the disabled people of Uzbekistan. New Hope depends on contributions of O&P components and financial assistance to continue its work.
Additional Information & Comments
New Hope is training local Uzbeks in the manufacture and fitting of O&P devices. They need O&P professionals from the U.S and Canada to go to Tashkent for short or long term stays to help with the training. Room and board would be provided. New Hope also provides free English and Korean language and computer classes to disabled patients.