International Child Care USA Inc
Rating: 5 stars 46 46 reviews 1,988
240 W. Michigan Kalamazoo MI 49007 USA
The mission of International Child Care USA is to respond to a loving God by promoting health and well-being for the children and families of Haiti and the Dominican Republic through caring service and the education of others. Our goal is to raise funds for health-related programs operated by our Haitian and Dominican offices and educate Americans about the health needs in these developing countries. We have a shared vision of health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities, and all our activities fall within the scope of that vision.
bring health and wholeness to children and families in empowered communities.
Geographic areas served:
Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Grace Children's Hospital, Community Based Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology Clinic, Community Health, Inoculations, Maternal Health and Community Inclusion.
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I first became acquainted with International Childcare (ICC) in 1977 when I went on a church mission trip to Haiti. I was very moved by the children I saw and the wonderful care they received. I began to sponsor ICC on a monthly basis once I was in college. In 2013, I was again on a mission trip to Haiti and looked to see if I was working anywhere near ICC. I was pleased to find out that they indeed were close by. I got to visit the hospital and take my mission team members. I got to see first hand the many changes, including how the hospital is across the street from its original location. It is wonderful to see how ICC has grown and is now ministering to so many people in so many ways. I am thankful to have been apart of their ministry for these 30+ years.
I interned at Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti for two months this summer. During my time there I was able to recognize the great impact that the hospital has on the community as well as get to know the staff. The staff are loving, kind and determined to make a difference in the lives of those around them. From free HIV/AIDS screening and treatment to also running an eye care clinic, Grace helps to maintain the health and wellbeing of those living in PAP. It was an honor and certainly a pleasure to spend so much time at a place so well staffed and well run!
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This summer I was able to intern with International Child Care in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, at Grace Children's Hospital. During my time in Haiti I was able to see the far reaching impact that Grace has in the local community and the vital role that healthcare plays in the lives of all. Grace efficiently uses the talents of the local staff to work together as a team. It was a pleasure to be a part of this team this summer.
As a long time supporter of International Child Care I have nothing but praise for the directors and management team. I have visited their projects in Haiti and the DR many times. Being an RN I was able to provide the shipping of supplies to the hospital in Haiti. I served on the board for about 20 years and was very impressed with the transparency of all their operational and financial matters.
The management team is outstanding.
I have volunteered with International Child Care raising money for their causes and have gone to Haiti to the their flagship ministry, Grace Children's Hospital. I am amazed with how well they utilize the resources that we raise for them to impact the lives of literally 150,000+ people a year in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. I personally know a number of their staff and board members and know them to be outstanding individuals working hard with great integrity. As an example of resources being applied efficiently, the attached photo is a (low quality) shot of the CPR training mannequins purchased by our church being used in Haiti for training in July 2016.
I have completed 4 volunteer trips to Haiti (2010, 2011, 2013, 2015) since the earthquake in Port-au-Prince (Jan. 2010). My times at Grace Children's Hospital and their community health outreach programs have always been excellent. Grace is truly a beacon of hope for children and families in need.
I volunteered with the annual Vacation Bible School program that ICC leads. It was a great program that helped to teach children about Jesus and being kind to others. The VBS program focused on learning about the joys and challenges of children living in Haiti, particularly those who spend time at Grace Children's Hospital. The children attending ICC's VBS program enthusiastically raised a significant amount of money for Grace Children's Hospital.
ICC cares greatly about its mission to support children and families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. While ICC also provides financial support for families and communities, ICC is committed to empowering communities through education, health care training programs, preventative health care such as vaccinations, social programs for adolescents with disabilities, healthy birth kits, and more.
International Child Care does an amazing job as a Christian health care organization in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They show a staying power that demonstrates their commitment to their mission to bring health and hope in the midst of communities plagued with extreme poverty. I am a former Board Member who has led many church groups to visit and learn from their ministry sites. They always take good care of us while helping to build bridges of understanding across the cultural divide. I am always impressed by the dedication of the workers and the deep trust they have earned from the local residents who know they can rely on ICC's reputation to effectively care for their loved ones.
I have worked with ICC in the DR when I have brought students to Santiago. It is an excellent group. I have also been a donor and have served on the board. Now that I have moved to MI I hope to get more involved!
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I have been bringing church groups to encounter ICC and it's holistic health ministry since 1989. I like to lift up ICC as an example of an NGO whom donors can trust to be good stewards of their gifts. The emphasis on hiring Haitians and Dominicans has helped them to endure the tragedies of grinding poverty, hurricanes, military coups, and the earthquake. ICC's preventative and curative health care is a model for other NGO's to follow, which the World Health Organization and other respected groups have recognized. ICC has gained and kept my trust and respect for all these years, and I look forward to introducing it to more people in the future.