Care 2 Communities

Boston, MA   |  http://www.care2communities.org

Mission

Care 2 Communities (C2C) is creating a model for sustainable, community-based healthcare in Haiti. We meet the needs of poor families by delivering low-cost, high-quality primary care through a social enterprise clinic model. Community clinics are sustainable over time – treating and preventing illness locally, saving lives and serving communities in perpetuity.

Ruling year info

2009

Managing Director

Racha Yehia

Main address

24 School Street 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02108 USA

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Formerly known as

Containers 2 Clinics

EIN

26-4369180

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Antenatal Care

C2C’s specialized antenatal care program meets an urgent need in our partner communities – We enroll over 600 pregnant women at each clinic, each year, providing comprehensive prenatal care, diagnostics, ultrasound, and birth counseling. In Haiti, where a woman has a 1 in 80 chance of dying due to causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, our services are saving the lives of mothers and their babies.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

20% of children in Haiti are malnourished and 1 in 14 will die before reaching the age of 5.  C2C is addressing the malnutrition crisis by offering screening and treatment at our clinics, in partnership with a local producer of Medika Mamba – a peanut based therapeutic food. We screen over 50 kids each week and enroll clinically malnourished children in an 8-week malnutrition treatment regimen that has a 90% success rate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Infants and toddlers

C2C offers a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education course for girls in our communities in northern Haiti. It is well known that adolescent pregnancy is linked to poverty. 15% of the women in our maternal health program are under 18. In Haiti, if a girl gets pregnant she typically drops out of school and never finishes her education. With this program, we set out to educate the girls in our communities so that they can make the best decisions for their health, their family, their education, and their future. We created our own curriculum tailored specifically to the girls in our communities, the barriers they face to reproductive health, and their interests. Of course, we want to decrease the prevalence of early, unwanted pregnancies in our catchment area, but above all, we hope to empower girls to make decisions about their sexual health or take ownership of their own bodies.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Young women
Young men
Young adults
Parents

At C2C, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. We increase access to high quality primary care services for rural communities in northern Haiti, but we know health outcomes will only improve if families are encouraged to seek care. Through our Community Health Program, our community health workers (CHWs) meet people where they are—CHWs are an extension of our clinical and health education services into the community. Community health activities include blood pressure screenings, malnutrition evaluations, vaccination posts in the field, education sessions on various health topics, home visits for children with anemia and ARI and for people with TB, and family planning.

Population(s) Served

In Haiti, only 40% of children are fully vaccinated. Vaccines are proven effective in preventing many causes of mortality and morbidity. C2C partners with Haiti's Ministry of Health to offer free vaccinations at all of our clinics and through our community health workers as well.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people
Adults
Children and youth
Low-income people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Care 2 Communities

Board of directors
as of 5/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allison Howard-Berry

Elizabeth Sheehan

Sally Ourieff

Carmel Shields

Robin Reed

Constance Eagan

Claire Jarashow

Rick Dwyer

Richard Sugarman

Glenn Paredes

Kim Wilson

Elizabeth Louis

Jocelyn Sargent

Christine Candio

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/25/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Lebanese
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.