Healing the Children Northeast, Inc.

Around the corner, around the world, one child at a time

aka HTCNE   |   New Milford, CT   |  http://www.htcne.org

Mission

Healing the Children Northeast's purpose is to provide free care to children throughout the world receive medical / dental care unavailable to them due to lack of medical and financial resources. We offer 3 basic programs. Domestic / International and Medical Teams Abroad. We also sponsor a scholarship program for high school seniors who plan to go into a medical field position. Since 1985, when we were founded, over 55,000 patients have been served through our programs and the combined efforts of thousands of volunteers throughout the US and abroad. We are one of 15 Chapters nationwide.

Notes from the nonprofit

Without the support of our donors, we would not be able to fulfil the expectations of our three programs, both local and abroad. Your donation, no matter how small, does make an impact of how many children we can help. Thank you.

Ruling year info

1986

Program Director

Mrs. Melissa Law

Main address

PO Box 129 219 Kent Rd Suite 20

New Milford, CT 06776 USA

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EIN

06-1172388

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our wish is to provide all children throughout the world to have access to medical and dental services which we provide for free. Our travel to other countries in need as well as bringing children here for medical treatment has all been put on hold due to Covid-19. We hope to double up on our trips abroad to provide services to those children we missed during 2020 when travel resumes.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Teams Abroad

Arranges volunteer medical missions that provide free surigcal / Dental services on site in developing countries.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our International Inbound Program works with medical professionals to bring children to the U.S. when treatment is not available in their country.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Domestic Kids treats children living in our Northeast Area.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In the 5 year range it shows a steady rise in number of children helped due to adding some new sites. In 2020 Covid-19 put all our travel on hold.

Number of cleft surgeries performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These amounts come from the patient stats that come back from each medical mission.

Number of speech therapy sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2014 was the start of bringing speech teams to train and educate cleft lip and palate baby's parents on care of and feeding issues, while working with those who had surgery to enrich their lives.

Number of speech therapy patients screened

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children were screened to best evaluate what each childs needs would be.

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

teams visited sites by our volunteers. This included all specialties, Plastic Surgery, Cleft teams, Speech teams, Burn teams and dental teams. In 2020 trips were put on hold due to Covid-19.

Number of dental procedures performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During 2018 we only sent out two dental teams.

Number of dental patients screened

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

918 patients were screened at two sites during 2018.

Number of children receiving medical services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our volunteer medical teams visited 19 locations during 2018 and evaluated and provided health services to 2341 children.

Number of Children who were treated for burn injuries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Teams Abroad

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Currently we have one burn team that travels under our Medical Teams Abroad Program. Our burn team could not travel in 2020 due to the pandemic Covid - 19.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To target more areas both here in the U.S. and abroad where children are in need of medical / dental services. Tp double up on our trips once our country and those abroad open up after the pandemic / vaccinations and it is safe to travel again.

Within the U.S. to get our name out there that we provide free services in our local region and abroad to incorporate more site visits to regions that currently lack services while finding host countries to work with our medical teams. As previously stated, we are hoping to double up on our trips to the sites we travel to and that will also include doubling up on the number of team members who travel with our groups so that we can treat the children who were not able to be seen when our trips were put on hold due to Covid-19.

Locally, creating more awareness in our local area of CT, NY, VT, ME, NH, MA, RI of the services we provide via social media and participating in local events.
Abroad, sending out surgeons to find new site locations. Sending out larger teams to the current sites.

Our Medical Teams Abroad Program added three new sites in 2018: Sucre, Bolivia, a dental team to Santo Antao, Cape Verde Islands, and a training mission to Mekelle, Ethiopia. Mekelle, Ethiopia was repeated in 2019 working with their local University Hospital staff. In 2020 our trips only took place Jan-March and then were put on hold. In 2021 we plan to expand to new sites, Chennai India, also a training mission and a dental team to a new site in Riobamba, Ecuador. All are on hold due to the Corona Virus. Our International Inbound Program has assisted a child in Nairobi and in 2021 we brought in a 5 year old girl, Nagalem, from Ethiopia with a life threatening tumor. Our Domestic Kids Program has provided 3 college bound medical career scholarships, and we provided financial support for a virus related feeding local children program in our town.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Screening selection of team members who travel abroad on our medical missions that have had a conflict with more than one team member. The team leader will provide suggestions after every medical mission of any issues that occur within the group or with a particular site while team is visiting.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Healing the Children Northeast, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert Ryan


Board co-chair

Jairo Castillo

Robert Ryan

Kathleen Smith McGovern

Gregory Keiser

Elise Cozzi

David Fenner

Steven Nargiso

Jairo Castillo

Joseph Rousso

Elizabeth Beals

Manoj Abraham

Helen Buhler

Lindsay Naylor

Kimberly Saussy

Deborah Fritz

Stephen Tracy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/14/2021,

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