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Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities.
The Casa de Esperanza program provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns. Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).
This program brings together approximately 25 young adults annually to live and work with some of our society’s most vulnerable children. The Residential Program is the backbone of Casa de Esperanza, and at its core are the Hands of Hope Interns. Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes. Responsibilities include daily care of the children, household management, and the coordination of medical appointments and therapy sessions. The Hands of Hope Interns also work with caseworkers, psychological staff and community volunteers on a routine basis so the children in placement receive the highest quality of care.
Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our program.
This program takes place primarily in Santarém, Brazil, providing students with an opportunity to understand Amazonian Brazil. Beyond visiting Afro-Brazilian or riverine villages in the Amazon, students will be exposed to the rapidly growing economy of Northern Brazil. Students will complete service activities with Amizade’s community partner, Fundação Esperança or Terre des Hommes. The majority of the program will be spent participating in an existing rural health initiative.
This 2-week, 3 Credit Hour program to Brazil provides students with the opportunity to shadow healthcare teams that provide primary care to rural and indigenous communities along the Amazon River. You will also tour health facilities in the city of Santarem including a daycare center and an outpatient clinic for kids with special needs. You will also have the opportunity to participate in service projects with local community partners, tour the city, and experience the rainforest during kayaking trips, hikes, and other cultural and recreational activities!
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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic MEdicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia will be hosting their Fall Open House on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. All persons interested in becoming an Osteopathic Physician who wish to learn more about WVSOM are invited to attend.
WVSOM's Graduate Outcome Data is available at: http://www.wvsom.edu/Admissions/graduate-data
The Rural Health Interest Group will be hosting their second meetings of the semester on October 22, 2019 from 12:00 (noon) to 1:50 pm, in Room 1909 of HSC North.
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