Healing the Children is a non-profit, non-partisan,
volunteer organization with a 501(c)(3) I.R.S. tax exemption.
Our purpose is to help children throughout the world receive
medical care unavailable to them due to a lack of medical
and financial resources or health insurance. Needy children
are provided this vital medical care through three basic programs.
As a part of this process, Healing the Children locates doctors
and hospitals who are willing to donate their services, provides
host families homes for the children when they are not in
the hospital, and provides round trip airfare (which includes
an escort) for each child.
Our Domestic Program provides medical treatment and
assistance to children in local communities who are unable
to get these services due to a lack of financial resources.
Our International Program brings children from different
countries to the United States where they are matched up with
specialized medical and surgical treatment. Children are placed
in foster care while they are receiving treatment. Host families
donate food, boarding and sometimes medications to the children.
Our Medical Trips Program reaches across national boundaries
to provide the world's children with desperately needed medical
care. Teams of medical professionals volunteer their time
and services to provide health screening and on-site surgery
to children in less developed countries. Arrangements are
made with our foreign hosts to provide housing, food and transportation
for the team members and supplies and equipment are often
donated by pharmaceutical companies and hospitals for each