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International Crisis Aid Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, International, International Relief, Job Training, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Victims Services

Mission: SAVING LIVES, SAVING SOULS, AND CHANGING FUTURES.

Results: Crisis Aid has served more than 2 million people worldwide including more than 860 survivors of sex trafficking. Today we serve more than 15,000 people every month in East Africa and Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. We are committed to “helping the helpless” with relief efforts both locally and globally. We equip those who are beyond the crisis to take responsibility by providing programs which train, inspire and move them to independent, self-reliant living. The Crisis Aid Family is large and growing and we invite you who refuse to “do nothing” to join in our mission to impact lives, souls and futures! With your partnership, the prayers and dreams of thousands of children and families will be answered. YOU CAN PROVIDE HOPE TODAY.

Target demographics: Whether it be famine, disease, natural disaster or sex trafficking, Crisis Aid is there SAVING LIVES, SAVING SOULS AND CHANGING FUTURES.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 180,690 people

Geographic areas served: Today Crisis Aid concentrates efforts in East Africa and the United States serving children and families who are in crisis situations.

Programs: nutritional feeding programs; medical clinics; children’s home for orphans and vulnerable children; child sponsorship program; Refuge homes and vocational training programs for female victims of sex trafficking; water wells; children’s programs; disaster relief projects; and more.

Community Stories

136 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid is an extraordinary non profit! They do exactly what they say they do and thengo above and beyond. Feeding the starving and malnourished. Providing clean water to those who draw out of a mud hole. Saving women from being abused sexually with no hope of ever getting out!!! They use every dime to it's utmost benefit for those truly in need.I am humbled and honored to be able to be apart of Crisis Aid International.Debra Mills

Donor

Rating: 5

I am not sure, but I think that I have been the longest participating member of this charity org. I have gone through some rough times, myself, but I have tried to overlook the immediate problem and see this through. I sponsored a child and she graduated and now I am sponsoring a second who will soon graduate too. I know that this org keeps vulnerable girls out of trouble. I volunteered to help in a food pantry in Saint Louis, MO for a while, and because of that, I have personally met Pat and Sue and also their key staff person.. Jennifer. These are people are committed, and have determination and integrity. This is the best use of my charitable donations, no doubt - no factual report needed.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I know the people who founded this organization- Pat and Sue Bradley. They're authentic... a breath of fresh air for their commitment and heart. Thanks guys!

1 John S.7

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Pat and Sue for many years, since they started ICA. I have witnessed some of the wonderful things they have accomplished for children and young women who were desperate and even close to dying. Their personal dedication is something not seen very often in today's world.

I am very lucky to have gotten to know them

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Donor

Rating: 5

Fiscally responsible and committed to providing for young women in need around the world. Very trustworthy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about Crisis Aid and the impact Monarch Jewelry, who is partnered with them, contributes to the ongoing fight to stop sex trafficking. I donate to Crisis Aid monthly and I volunteer through Monarch Jewelry, making unique hand made jewelry, in which 100% profit helps to fund the refuge house that is a temporary home to victims who are rescued from sex-trafficking. This Christian nonprofit is the answer to many prayers from people asking for help in various areas of their lives. I only wish I knew about this nonprofit organization earlier, so I could have donated/volunteered longer. God is surely working through them to make our world better.

1 Kathy157

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I witness Crisis Aid doing great works both locally and globally. Their efforts not only rescue people from an undesirable life today, but they also teach those people how to change their lives through education and training.
I volunteer and donate as much as I can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Sue & Pat Bradley are the most selfless people I have ever known. Their dedication to the community, both near and abroad continues to amaze me. God bless both of them!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am newly retired and found I had a little too much time on my hands. I saw Monarch Jewelry on a FaceBook page and started following along. I have always prayed for God to fill me with the Holy Spirit and to help me find a place where I can make a difference. God answered my prayers and I followed up on my FB page by joining the volunteers at Faith Church. After learning about Crisis Aid I knew I needed to be part of this friendly Godly group. As one woman in the group explained that there is a need for each and every one of us to share our abilities, she used quite a large rock as an example explaining that even that rock has a job within the organization....as she placed it on the floor to hold the door open in in order to bring in all the supplies.....that made me smile.

1 Linda LaBrier W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid International saves lives. Whether it's a sex slave or a starving child, Crisis Aid makes a difference. I am a proud partner with this organization because they DO make a difference.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just started volunteering my time to work with the women of Monarch Jewelry. They are a great group of ladies and are very welcoming to us newcombers. It is a blessing to be associated with this great ministry!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This amazing organization is an inspiration to so many! The staff is dedicated, caring and selfless. They are truly committed to helping those in need. They are amazing stewards of resources donated to them and innovative in coming up with ways to stretch a dollar. They are truly making this world a better place.

Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid is probably the most amazing nonprofit I have gotten to know, and I believe the Lord is using the organization to accomplish his will in Ethiopia. I visited Ethiopia with a group of donors and Crisis Aid's founder, Pat Bradley, in June 2018 and was blown away by the breadth and effectiveness of ministries they operate in the country. More importantly, we heard countless firsthand stories about the impact Crisis Aid is making, saving lives, giving hope, and spreading the gospel. There is almost no overhead to the organization at all - and a dollar goes extremely far in the country. I am excited to continue donating, and helping Crisis Aid raise money through my network so this work can continue for years to come.

Lance K.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the honor to spend a week with the founder of Crisis Aid International in East Africa to experience first hand all the work they have been doing over there for 15 years now. I was blown away at the breadth of their organization and the huge positive impact that they are making in the lives of the local people. I can personally validate that every dollar given to Crisis Aid towards one of their projects is either literally saving a life or changing someone's life forever. This organization is going into areas of East Africa where there are no other organizations providing aid. The best way I can describe it is that they're going into the heart of darkness and shining a light of hope so that these wonderful people can start dreaming instead of just surviving. It's beautiful. It's a privilege for me to be supporting this organization. - Lance Karnan

Donor

Rating: 5

The gentleman who started and runs Crisis Aid attends my church. We've held multiple fundraisers for the organization, and Pat has spoken at church multiple times. He and all involved are people of integrity and honesty. I have nothing but respect for them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a member of a medical mission team in remote Ethiopia that partnered with International Crisis Aid (ICA) for a week. I saw and experienced first hand the incredible humanitarian work this organization consistently does with overwhelming, loving care. Witnessing the personal" hands on" approach that Pat Bradley (CEO and founder) tirelessly demonstrated on a daily basis was heart warming. Pat worked relentlessly,side by side with us, as we treated many hundreds of patients each day. He identified countless malnourished children that he immediately enrolled in the family feeding program that his organization administers. We met several girls that were rescued by ICA from the sex slave trade. These girls had graduated from high school and were now being vocationally trained. ICA is a far superior non-profit, humanitarian organization .Fiscally responsible and sound. ONE OF THE BEST!!

Ginger Dean A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have witnessed personally the lives that were touched and changed by this non-profit. From starving children, to villages with filthy water, to sex trafficking of children, ICA extended resources that were both life-saving and life affirming. Their work has created clear pathways for people in several countries to build a new life.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been on 3 trips to Ease Africa with International Crisis Aid and was amazed at the work we were able to accomplish. Pat Bradley shared his testimony and vision with the group each year and his heart for the people of not only Africa but all over the world touched my heart. I have supported this organization since then because I want to be a part of such a great work meeting people's needs and setting them free from bondage through Jesus Christ, whether poverty or slavery. This organization strives to be fiscally responsible, keeping administrative costs at a bare minimum while caring for thousands of people in desperate conditions.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had 3 opportunities to partner with ICA providing medical care in East Africa. The poverty level is astounding but the ability to enter starving children and their families into a feeding program was a tangible solution to a very real problem. Those too malnourished to eat were taken to the new pediatric hospital that ICA built in partnership with JMM.
I also attended the graduation of women rescued from a life of prostitution. The hope and pride shown by these beautiful women as they spoke of the skills they had acquired and the jobs they were taking warmed my heart! ICA is building a home that will enable them to offer help to even more girls.
Wonderful organization!

Donor

Rating: 5

We get monthly updates. Of ongoing work. Representatives call at least twice a year to see if we need any information about the work they are doing.

Donor

Rating: 5

Crisis Aid is top notch. I know the founder and the staff personally, and you couldn’t ask for a better group of people. This organization helps the helpless and expects nothing in return. I know that my donations are being put to good use and every dollar is maximized to its fullest potential.