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Predisan-USA Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   49 reviews 2,011

Address:

P. O. Box 72618 Marietta GA 30007 USA

Mission:

OUR MISSION AND VISION PREDISAN exists as a Christian healthcare organization so that individuals in our service area (currently eastern Honduras) can experience wholeness – spiritual, physical, social, economic and environmental health – according to God’s redemptive plan. We focus on three areas of ministry that provide a holistic approach to healing lives: Healthcare, Community Development and Spiritual Formation.

Results:

Since 1986, Mission Predisan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of health promotion and health education training programs. Predisan works with local universities and the Honduran Ministry of Health to develop education programs and training guidelines that set the standard for training the next generation of Honduran healthcare providers. Our staff are Honduran nationals that have been instrumental to improving the quality of health in their communities. They are doctors, nurses, teachers, psychologists, counselors, mid-wives and health promoters that serve with the heart and compassion of Christ. Predisan staff and volunteers provide high quality health care, rehabilitation for drug addicts and alcoholics, biblical family counseling and drug prevention activities for youth. We concentrate our services on the most marginal and unprotected groups, especially those that are at the greatest risk and/or have the least access to services. Predisan operates out of 25 facilities: The Good Samaritan Medical Center in central Catacamas, CEREPA addiction treatment center and one clinic in rural suburbs of Catacamas and five remote mountain clinics where we serve more than 50 small villages. We also serve through 17 health centers in the municipality of Culmi that include a birthing center and doctors office. We join with local, national efforts, health organizations, and community groups to develop strategies that address the cause of disease and implement preventative activities that empower communities to build sustainable solutions. We foster a safe and healthy environment for mind, body and spirit through community development and education initiatives that impact the next generation. Community development programs are the key to the sustainability, success and health of the people and communities we serve. To inspire future missionaries we integrate volunteer experiences into all of our programs. Predisan’s volunteer program creates an exchange of experiences with professionals, medical brigades and students. Volunteers come primarily from North American churches, colleges and medical schools — bringing fresh ideas and expertise to expand Predisan's outreach. More than 350 doctors, church members, community leaders and students — as individuals or as groups — visited and worked at Predisan in 2014.

Target demographics:

families, women and children

Direct beneficiaries per year:

44,500

Geographic areas served:

Olancho, Honduras

Programs:

The beautiful and modern Good Samaritan Clinic in Catacamas, Honduras, provides out-patient family medical care, specialty care and surgical procedures by doctors in Predisan's volunteer program.

A Rural and Mountain Health Program operates clinics in rural and mountain areas near Catacamas.

CEREPA, Predisan's addiction-treatment center in Catacamas is known as a leading center throughout Central America. It usually operates at capacity for men and women in-patients, and provides out-patient care.

An Education Program provides a scholarship program for students from kindergarten through high school, programs for health workers and citizens associated with the mountain clinics, and an anti-addiction/self-esteem program for elementary and secondary students.

A Community Development Program works with the mountain communities Predisan serves to provide education, collaboration on public health projects such as water and latrine systems and a variety of education/community development services. The program works with governmental agencies to provide a Healthy Schools program to students in local elementary schools. The students receive medical screenings, vitamins, parasite treatments, lice treatments and a healthy snack each day.

A Spiritual Development Program works to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ through all of Predisan's efforts. Chaplains work at Predisan facilities daily to bring comfort and encouragement and oversee a program to provide vouchers for medical care to those unable to pay Predisan's symbolic charges for services.

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770-955-1512
www.predisan.org

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Reviews for Predisan-USA Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

Several years ago, a group from the Northlake church in Atlanta went to Honduras on a work trip. Part of our week was spent was spent in the mountains with Cedeco as our home base. One objective was to help build latrines for several families in the area. While two friends and I cut rebar for pouring the concrete, the matriarch of the family came into the muddy yard, picked up a scrawny chicken by its legs, and, using a machete, cut off its head. She then scalded and plucked it. Taking it inside, she put in on her stove--a clay or mud structure heated from below with wood, to boil. As we worked in her yard, that chicken became the base of a delicious chicken soup that we were served for lunch. Talk about farm to table!

Not only, however, were we served lunch; we were shown gracious hospitality in this family's home. Their house was a mud brick structure with an open living/kitchen area and sleeping areas in another room, and I was never sure how many family members actually lived there. The floors were dirt but cleanly swept. The Windows had no screens, and the doors were open to the yard making easy access for little animals as well as people. A table in the middle of the room was set with our bowls, Cokes for the gringoes, and a glass with some flowers in the center. Also on the table was a flowered tablecloth, brand new, still with package creases--surely just for us! In this humble home and in the middle of so much poverty, a touch of beauty and pride in being able to serve their guests a meal. I wish I had a picture of that tablecloth with its brightly colored flowers; it will always be a reminder to me of what it means to share your home with others.

 
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One of the best works meeting huge spiritual and physical needs in Honduras. On multiple occasions I've seen how Predisan brings hope to a hopeless situation. Glad to be a champion of this work.

 
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Wonderful organization doing amazing work for some of the poorest people in the western hemisphere. Can't say enough about the professionalism of Predisan and their commitment to serving in Honduras. If you're considering a trip to serve in an area of great need, look no more! You'll be glad you joined the cause.

 
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Why in the world would anyone support such a hopeless endeavor ? LOL Milt Shalla
(45 roundtrips from Miami over 20 years)

 
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4 people found this review helpful

When I was alone in a foreign land, hopelessly addicted to alcohol, with no where else to turn, I called out to God and Dr. Amanda Madrid. I had lost my wife, my family, my sanity and my faith. Holy Providence and Dr. Amanda heard me and accepted me for treatment at Predisan (CEREPA), which healed me, saved my life and renewed my soul. This incredible medically and spiritually based rehab and recovery ministry showed me the soberminded spiritual path back to my wife, my family and friends, and my Lord--through Faithbased Recovery.

Sadly, two excellent renowned recovery programs had not broken through to me. I have subsequently been diagnosed with lymphoma, which is currently and thankfully quiescent. The grace, healing and hope, gifted to me by Predisan (CEREPA), provide me with peace and the promise of a life fulfilled.

Three weeks ago, my wife and I were privileged to humbly, honestly share the story of my addiction recovery in Atlanta at the celebration of Predisan USA Inc's 30th Anniversary. I was profoundly blessed to express my deep love, respect and gratitude to Dr Amanda Madrid, founder Doris Clark, the selfless health care providers and staff, and faithful longtime supporters of this lifesaving non-profit charitable ministry. I praise God and Predisan, USA Inc for the grace and privilege to remain sober, joyful and healthy, one day at a time.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I was an intern for Predisan this summer, and they blew me away with the incredible work they are doing. Not only do they do what they say they are doing, but then the behind the scene office staff is constantly working long and hard hours. They just amazed me by how genuine, compassionate, and hard-working people they have serving the Catacamas community with such love and passion. Definitely an inspiring organization, and I hope to return soon!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Predisan has done wonderful work in Olancho Province, Honduras. I have made several trips down for short term eye care missions. I have been impressed by all the help which these people have given to the Honduran people. They literally save lives every day.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The work they preform in Honduras is amazing. They provide holistic health Care to the area of Olancho, and Good Samaritan Medical Center,
CEREPA Addiction Center,
Healthy Communities in Culmi,
Healthy Communities,
Healthy Schools,
Scholarships, and
Healthy Homes.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

A member of my family has served in Honduras every year for 14 straight years, and we feel blessed to be able to work with their wonderful staff. They take care of us so we can work for the people of Catacamas. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help people see (sometimes for the first time), whether young or old. Honduras is too beautiful a country to remain blind. Predisan is the best organization i have ever volunteered with.

 
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Thank you for sharing the story of your family's service in Honduras. We are so thankful to you and your family for partnering with Predisan to bring vision to the people of Catacamas Honduras. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others as they consider how to use their time, talents and treasures to bless others.

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1 person found this review helpful

Predisan brings healthcare and hope to those who need it most. They are well established in the community to bring together those who need help and those who want to help. It was a life changing experience for me and my family to volunteer.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Thanks to this organization lots of people n my country are having a healthier life. It is not just medical help but spiritual and economic too.
Thanks to Predisan I am where I am now.

 
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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your comments. It is a blessing to hear from someone who has seen the work of Predisan. May God continue to bless you.