HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE INC
14101 PARKE LONG CT NO T, CHANTILLY, VA 20151 www.helpingchildrenworldwide.org

Total Revenue
$898,641
Total Expenses
$1,031,009
Net Assets
$354,925

Organizations Filed Purposes: TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES BY SERVING WORLD'S MOST VULNERABLE THRU EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE,SPIRITUAL GROWTH.

THE CHILD RESCUE CENTRE (CRC) OFFERS SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ONE OF THE MOST IMPOVERISHED REGIONS OF THE WORLD. THE PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE CRC RESCUE CHILDREN FROM POVERTY AND HOPELESSNESS BY PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH. ILLITERACY HOVERS BETWEEN 60% AND 70% AND POVERTY IS THE NUMBER ONE REASON CHILDREN DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL. BECAUSE OF CRC PROGRAMS, 590 CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO ATTEND SCHOOL IN 2018. THE CHILDREN IN CRC PROGRAMS RECEIVE FREE MEDICAL CARE THROUGH MERCY HOSPITAL. DURING 2018, THE CRC SUPPORTED STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND OFFERED YOUTH GRADUATING FROM POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS. THROUGH THE CRC INCENTIVE PROGRAM, HIGH-PERFORMING STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO PURSUE EDUCATION AND TECHNICAL TRAINING TO BETTER PREPARE THEM FOR A TRADE OR PROFESSION. DURING 2018, THE CRC PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAD 35 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PROGRAMS IN A VARIETY OF UNIVERSITIES AND VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING EDUCATION IN MEDICAL AND TECHNOLOGY FIELDS. THE CRC HAS PRODUCED 2 OF THE 250 DOCTORS IN THE COUNTRY. FAMILIES ARE PROVIDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR FOOD, AND ACCESS TO A MICROLOAN PROGRAM WITH FINANCIAL LITERACY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING TO INCREASE FAMILY STABILITY, SO THAT CHILDREN MAY ATTEND SCHOOL RATHER THAN WORK. CRC PROGRAMMING IS FAMILY-CENTERED AND COMMUNITY BASED, WITH A PROFESSIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT STAFF. HCW SUPPORTS TRAINING TEAMS TO ASSIST CRC CASE MANAGERS EFFORTS TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE THAT MEETS GLOBAL STANDARDS, DESPITE BEING LOCATED IN AN EXTREME LOW RESOURCE ENVIRONMENT.

MERCY HOSPITAL - MERCY HOSPITAL'S (MERCY) MISSION IS TO IMPROVE INFANT AND MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES IN SIERRA LEONE BY PROVIDING HOLISTIC, COMMUNITY-FOCUSED CARE, REGARDLESS OF ABILITY TO PAY. MERCY PROVIDED SERVICES TO APPROXIMATELY 17,000 PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE URBAN AREA OF BO, SIERRA LEONE, INCLUDING THE SURROUNDING 55 VILLAGES. MERCY IS A 50 BED FACILITY WITH A TRAINED AND DEDICATED MEDICAL STAFF INCLUDING A FULL-TIME DOCTOR, A MEDICAL LABORATORY, A RESEARCH LABORATORY, A FULLY STOCKED PHARMACY ON-SITE, A LIMB-FITTING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, AN HIV/AIDS CLINIC, AND A SURGICAL WING WITH TWO OPERATING THEATRES THAT WERE OPENED IN 2018. IN 2018, MERCY ESTABLISHED A GOAL OF OPERATING AS A PREMIERE MEDICAL FACILITY, EVEN THOUGH IT IS LOCATED IN AN EXTREME LOW RESOURCE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS THE FIRST HOSPITAL TO INCORPORATE AN ELECTRONIC HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT RECORDS SYSTEM IN SIERRA LEONE, WITH THUMBPRINT IDENTIFICATION TO COMPENSATE FOR THE LACK OF LITERACY IN PATIENTS. MERCY'S OUTREACH INTO THE SURROUNDING VILLAGES INCLUDES: NUTRITION CLINICS, WITH TREATMENT PROVIDED FOR MALNOURISHED INFANTS, PRENATAL CARE AND EDUCATION, MALARIA TESTING AND TREATMENT, AND HIV/AIDS TESTING AND COUNSELING.

UNITED METHODIST VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (UMVIM) TEAMS ARE COMPRISED OF INDIVIDUALS WHO TRAVEL TO SIERRA LEONE TO VOLUNTEER AT CRC AND MERCY HOSPITAL. OVER THE YEARS, TEAMS HAVE ENGAGED IN A WIDE VARIETY OF SERVICE PROJECTS TO SUPPORT THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, INCLUDING MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINICS, SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, COUNSELING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. IN 2018, HELPING CHILDREN WORLDWIDE SENT 26 VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION TO SERVE THE CHILD RESCUE CENTRE AND MERCY HOSPITAL. VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED DOCTORS, NURSES, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, PASTORS, TEACHERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCIAL MANAGERS, IT PROFESSIONALS, ENGINEERS, AND STUDENTS.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Melody Curtiss CatheyEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$100,000
Cynthia Horner MdDIRECTOR1$0
Alan LarsonDIRECTOR2$0
Ted ShanahanDIRECTOR1$0
Carol McintoshDIRECTOR7$0
Kirsten EdmistonDIRECTOR1$0
Leo F Fox IiiDIRECTOR2$0
Tom BerlinDIRECTOR3$0
Shannon TrilliSECRETARY2$0
Craig HisermanTREASURER2$0
Chris WelkerVICE CHAIRMAN3$0
Rob DustonCHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD5$0

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