Healey International Relief Foundation

Healey International Relief Foundation

Lumberton (NJ), 08048, United States

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HealeyIRF is helping to improve the lives of people in Sierra Leone through means of healthcare, education and empowerment. Turning Scars into Stars. www.hirf.net.

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Mission The Healey International Relief Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established to improve the quality of life of individuals and families in war-torn Third World countries through medical assistance, food bank for the hungry, health care education, clean water, work programs for amputees and basic essentials for orphaned children so they can reach their full potential. HIRF embraces the needs of the people, envisions the course of action to be taken to fulfill these needs with dignity and empowers the people to become self-sustaining.

HealeyIRF can easily credit our project success to effective partnerships. The implementation, development and sustainability are reliant upon the relationships formed with local communities in Sierra Leone and like-minded NGO's.

Solid alliances allow us to develop methods of problem solving, which are supported by communities where we work, thus developing a bright future. It's about immersing oneself and understanding the culture you are working with. Our core belief system is providing a "hand-up, not a hand-out" to our project beneficiaries.

Healthcare: Charity Health Network;
HealeyIRF supports a network of four hospitals and ten health clinics throughout Sierra Leone. The network provides primary healthcare services to thousands of women, children and families in areas of the country where there is limited or no access to proper healthcare services. New clinics are added each year, with a goal to reach 30 healthcare facilities throughout the country.

Orphan and Vulnerable Children;
HealeyIRF has a long tradition of caring for orphans in Sierra Leone, a country who holds one of the highest populations of orphans in the world. Our support began at St. Mary's Home for Children, located in the Bo District. The home was established at the end of the country's decade long civil war.

The Ebola Virus added to the already high orphan population. Our Foundation knew we had to expand our reach in order to help the thousands of children who lost one or both parents, some their entire family. HealeyIRF efforts work hard to provide the love and resources needed to "Turn Scars Into Stars."

We established two interim care centers during the Ebola Virus Outbreak, housing 40+ children who were not able to be placed in homes for foster-care. The homes are located in Cline Town, Freetown and Newton. The interim care centers provide healthcare educational support to each child as well as psycho-social support, food, personal care items, etc. For the 300+ children we w

Awards United States Agency for International Development (USAID):
Health Grants and Solicitation Management :

On February 2, 2011, HealeyIRF received the Associate award through World Learning which provided $720,000 to continue the rehabilitation and restoration of Serabu Hospital through strengthened infrastructure and added furnishings, equipment, and supplies. The award was in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), which provided technical assistance for determining gaps and needs in the healthcare services provided at the Hospital and the strengthening of maternal, newborn and child health
Location-Serabu General Hospital, Bumpe Ngao chiefdom, Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation:
May 18, 2016 HealeyIRF was awarded a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to provide educational and professional development of Catholic Sisters in Sierra Leone to administer a pharmaceutical social enterprise.
Founded 2001
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