BATEY RELIEF ALLIANCE (BRA)®

aka BRA®   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.bateyrelief.org

Mission

Founded in New York in 1997, Batey Relief Alliance (BRA)® is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to addressing socio-economic and health needs of children and their families severely affected by extreme poverty, disease and hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly those in highly vulnerable communities of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Peru – regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, social status or political affiliation.

Ruling year info

1998

Principal Officer

Mr. Ulrick GAILLARD

Main address

P.O. Box 300565

Brooklyn, NY 11230 USA

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EIN

11-3403494

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

International Relief (Q33)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Community Development

BRA® operated two modern medical facilites in rural Dominican Republic delivering each year general health services and medicines (pediatrics, gynecology, general medicine, dentistry, laboratory) to 80,000. BRA's HIV/AIDS/Tuberculosis programs provide antiretroviral treatment, nutrition, counseling, medicines and vitamins to 5000. 7500 receive free eyecare and eyeglasses. 55,0000 children receive multivitamins, worm medicines and food. 265 healthcare promoters receive training in organizing and preventive health crisis techniques and management. BRA delivers emergency medical care, medicines, clean water and clothing to 20,000 affected by hurricane Georges in 1998 and flash flood and heavy rain in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 2004.

Population(s) Served

BRA builds modern medical facilities or support local clinics to deliver comprehensive health and HIV services to vulnerable populations.

Population(s) Served

BRA partners with USAID to distribute nutritious food products to more than 20,000 persons each year. Beneficiaries also receive technical assistance and micro loans to engage in agricultural development.

Population(s) Served

BRA builds water systems and partners with the P&G Children's Safe Drinking Water program to deliver safe drinking water to vulnerable populations.

Population(s) Served

BRA partners with Direct Relief, USAID, P&G and other groups to deliver emergency aid to victims of natural disasters.

Population(s) Served

BRA trains community health promoters to educate communities about preventive health techniques.

Population(s) Served

BRA provides women and young girls with the skills training, microloans and other support needed to become productive and economically self-sufficient.

Population(s) Served

Distribution of multivitamins, deworming drugs, nutrition and medical attention to children and pregnant/nursing women.

Population(s) Served

BRA hosts international conferences to educate about global issues and steps being taken to address them collaboratively.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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BRA aims to improve living conditions by providing children and their families access to comprehensive healthcare and economic development opportunities so that each member of the family is able to attend school and/or work to support their community or society.

The strategies BRA has created to achieve its mission goals are:

1. Partner with funders and donors to provide support to install fully-equipped modern medical facilities in the communities to deliver comprehensive health services (testing and counseling, primary and HIV/AIDS care, nutrition, micronutrients, clean drinking water, antiparasitic drugs and essential medicines);
2. Partner with local Ministries of Health and NGO to help coordinate our intervention through the national health agenda; and
3. Develop community development programs such as agriculture, microcredit and women economic empowerment to provide the tools to families to create food security and economic self-sufficiency.

BRA is equipped with:

1. Fully-equipped offices and professional staff to manage programs;
2. Fully-equipped medical clinics;
3. Trained community health promoters to educate the community about preventive health education issues;
4. The "BRA Holistic Healthcare Model" as a guide to providing comprehensive health care;
5. Strategic partners to provide in-kind and cash support and technical assistance to maintain the delivery of care;
6. Memberships with international platforms such as the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations' Economic and Social Council and Department Public Information to network, and development new partnerships; and
7. External evaluators to monitor and evaluate our programs.

So far, we have accomplished the followings:

1. Members of the local communities are more knowledgeable about issues of interests that affect them;
2. Members of the communities are more willing to be trained as community health promoters and engaged to keep their families more informed and safe;
3. Created a new cultural of comprehensive health care for the poor in real areas;
4. Built the first and only modern medical facility inside the Dominican Republic's highly vulnerable sugarcane plantations rural "batey" communities, since the start of sugar production on the island in year 1517, to deliver compressive health services to the rural populations; accompanied by a replicable Holistic Healthcare Model as guidelines to deliver comprehensive health services;
5. Provided comprehensive health services to more 35,000 patients each year;
6. Provided nutritious food products to more than 21,000 patients each year;
7. Provided 180 million liters of clean drinking water to 35,000 each year; and
8. Created an agricultural cooperative to provide opportunity to 27,000 rural persons to farm, and micro loans to others to develop agricultural activities capable of producing household food security and economic self-sufficiency

Financials

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Operations

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BATEY RELIEF ALLIANCE (BRA)®

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

ALICE FERNLEY

PRIVATE PRIVATE

PRIVATE

ALICE FERNLEY

BATEY RELIEF ALLIANCE

CAROL KING

WALLACE LAW FIRM

PAUL NACIER

NACIER MEDICAL CLINIC

RAYMOND THERTULIEN

BATEY RELIEF ALLIANCE

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No