Helping Children Worldwide

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Executive Director Sarah Newman gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Centreville (VA) on what her organization is doing here in Northern VA and also in Sierra Leone. For more info: www.HelpingChildrenWorldwide.org

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Helping Children Worldwide

  1. 1. HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE <ul><li>Child Rescue Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Connections for Hope </li></ul>
  2. 2. HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE <ul><li>Providing HOPE to impoverished children, their families and communities </li></ul><ul><li>HCW is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit started in 2003 by Floris UMC </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is to transform the lives of impoverished children and their communities through hands-on partnerships that implement solutions and provide programs of excellence. </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHERE HCW PROVIDES SUPPORT
  4. 4. AFRICAN PROGRAMS, SIERRA LEONE <ul><li>Child Rescue Centre </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started with 40 children in 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The CRC develops and transforms poverty-stricken and war-affected children into adults who become strong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leaders in their homes, their communities, and their country of Sierra Leone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently 70 in residential program, 150 in child support program, and 24 in foster care program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 youth went to college this year , joining the 13 other student that are currently in university or vocational training programs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. DEVELOPING STRONG LEADERS IN SIERRA LEONE <ul><li>76% of the population live below the poverty line of $2 per day </li></ul><ul><li>20% of the population has a high school education </li></ul>
  6. 6. AFRICAN PROGRAMS, SIERRA LEONE <ul><li>Mercy Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established October, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 bed primary care facility, serves 900 patients a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing the best quality medical care to Bo, Sierra Leone and the surrounding communities, regardless of ability to pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical and Community Based Programs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malaria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Prenatal Outreach Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuberculosis (TB) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. SAVING LIVES, BUILDING HOPE IN SIERRA LEONE <ul><li>1 in 8 women will not survive child birth </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 5 children will not live to see their 5 th birthday </li></ul>
  8. 8. LOCAL PROGRAMS, HERNDON <ul><li>Connections for Hope </li></ul><ul><li>Opened February 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>A partnership of non-profit organizations and other service providers that operate under one roof to provide individuals and families in need with access to an integrated array of services . </li></ul><ul><li>Working together with a shared purpose to provide services that foster self-sufficiency, good health, and education </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic approach to serving people in need in our community </li></ul><ul><li>Work more efficiently </li></ul>
  9. 9. CONNECTIONS FOR HOPE PARTNERS <ul><li>Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Children Worldwide (umbrella organization) </li></ul><ul><li>Jeannie Schmidt Free Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Just Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Council of Northern Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Reston Interfaith </li></ul><ul><li>Vecinos Unidos/Neighbors United </li></ul><ul><li>We work better and we work smarter when we work together with a shared purpose </li></ul>
  10. 10. QUESTIONS ? Sarah Newman, Executive Director [email_address] Helping Children Worldwide 13525 Dulles Technology Drive Suite 103 Herndon, VA 20171 Phone: 703-793-9521

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