PARAMEDICS FOR CHILDREN inc

Serving Central America and the world since 1997

aka Paramedics For Children   |   Rock Hill, SC   |  http://www.pfci.org

Mission

Founded in 1997 Paramedics For Children is an international humanitarian organization serving the world's poor by providing programs that help save lives, bring hope, and restore dignity. This assistance is always provided without regard to religious beliefs, gender, or ethnic background, and without any personal agendas on the part of our organization.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have been working in this field for over 22 years. We have a very cohesive group that works very well together. Our common bond is the children that we serve

Ruling year info

1999

President/Founder

Rodger Harrison

Main address

2083 Egret Ct

Rock Hill, SC 29732 USA

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EIN

56-2142951

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Gift Distribution (P58)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem we have faced in Central America remains the same. Health care and education. These are the true keys to bring about positive things for the poor of Honduras. Sick people cannot learn or work, so we heal the people of our community every day. Once people are in good health they can be educated. It is as simple as this. The best painters cannot paint with water and the best wood carvers cannot carve rotten wood. Paramedics For Children starts with the basics. Because of this we attract the donors who use their hard earned money to work from the bottom up instead of the top down. PFC works in Honduras from the bottom up and from the inside out because we have invested in the communities that we serve. Where others brings untrained volunteers and bandaid medical missions that come and go we maintain a permanent presence in the countries that we serve. We do not rent we own our infrastructure in Central America. The people know that we are there to stay.

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?

Medical care

Programs now in operation by PFC include our Ambulance donation programs school assistance programs, and the PFC Clinic of Hope in Honduras. At the present time our school programs cover 900 children in 10 schools in the area of Copan Ruinas, Honduras.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
Children and youth

Since 1997 PFC has donated school supplies to the children of the Copan Valley of Honduras and various schools in Guatemala. In 2014 we are giving supplies to 2,000 children in 25 different schools

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Medical care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

PFC never charges our volunteers for their time with us, we just charge for room and food. In a very unique model we use our investment in the community to bring volunteers to our programs.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

School Supply

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our outreach is mainly for schools supplies and medical care offered through our medical clinic for the poor.

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women and girls, Children and youth

Related Program

Medical care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each person is that visits our clinic can receive a free physical exam.

Number of health outcomes improved

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Families, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Medical care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Almost all of the patients we serve enjoy improved health outcomes either at our clinic or from referring and transportation to another facility. Improved outcomes are directly proportional to funding

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal of Paramedics For Children is to always try to improve the health of the people of all nations through medic clinics and to continue to open more clinics for the poor all over central America Guatemala and Honduras. We started this effort in 1997 and we are still here. We live in the country that we serve. We live among the people that we serve. We work hard.

Our unique strategies are that we develop our infrastructure in the communities that we serve, in other words we have boots on the ground in a full time functioning medical clinics and school supply programs in all of our area. We do not subscribe to spot medical brigades.

We a large pool of really great volunteers who have been with us since our founding in 1997. We have plenty of experience to get the work done and the ability to stay with our programs for the long term. We are good at what we do. We have experience, and we are sufficiently hard headed enough to never give up.

By keeping accurate medical records as well as detailed heath surveys on our ongoing school supply programs we see and enjoy real time progress in the projects that we manage on a daily basis. Children are being better educated and get much better medical care than in the past.

Financials

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Operations

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

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PARAMEDICS FOR CHILDREN inc

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rodger Harrison

Roz Morton

Rodger Harrison

Ron Wike

Sarah VANDENBERG

Rod Ward

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? No
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes