Hope Walks Inc

freedom from clubfoot

MECHANICSBURG, PA   |  www.hopewalks.org

Mission

To free children and families from the physical, emotional, and economic burden of clubfoot.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Mr. Scott Reichenbach

Main address

PO Box 1098

MECHANICSBURG, PA 17055 USA

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Formerly known as

CURE Clubfoot

EIN

83-1167436

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Birth Defects (G20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clubfoot needlessly cripples tens of thousands of children every year even though there is a cost-effective and relatively simple treatment available.

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?

Benin Clubfoot Program

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Hope Walks builds sustainable national clubfoot programs in low- and middle-income countries. We train and equip national partners in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment and provide dedicated parent support and education to ensure success. Through quality treatment and compassionate care, we make freedom from clubfoot a reality.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with physical disabilities

Where we work

Accreditations

ECFA 2021

Affiliations & memberships

Global Clubfoot Initiative 2018

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 children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

People with physical disabilities, Children, Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of new children enrolled in our partner clubfoot clinics this fiscal year.

Number of clinic visits provided

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

Infants and toddlers, Children, People with physical disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of clinic visits at our partner clubfoot clinics for all children at all stages of treatment and follow-up

Number of clinic sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of national government and faith-based health and rehabilitation centers that Hope Walks partners with across the 16 countries where we serve globally (13 Africa, 3 Latin America).

Number of families connected to churches

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

Adults, Caregivers, Families

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hope Walks works to build trust and develop relationships. We value and view each interaction as an opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission and introduce our families to Jesus.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Hope Walks builds clubfoot treatment programs by forming a network of partnerships to train and equip local healthcare providers to provide excellent care and through local church partners provide dedicated parent advisors to support families to ensure their children find freedom from clubfoot and experience the love of Christ. Our goal is to end disability from clubfoot for more than 70% of estimated children born each year in low- and middle-income countries so through our work families and communities experience and understand God's love for them.

Hope Walks combines the effectiveness of the Ponseti method and the importance of ongoing family support and education to provide hope and healing for children and their families from the physical, emotional and economic burden of clubfoot. Hope Walks has developed a high-impact, low-cost strategy that transforms the life of a child and their family and community by eliminating disability from clubfoot shortly after birth. This strategy includes:
1. Partnership: At local, national, and international levels strategic partnerships are essential for resource utilization and to create sustainable country-wide health programs.
2. Training: We recognize that formal training for our national medical providers, brace makers, program managers, and Parent Advisors is the first step in achieving a standard of excellence in care. As we build capacity locally, we have identified the need for ongoing follow-up, support, and mentoring in a manner that is appropriate to the needs of the staff and local context to ensure quality outcomes. We have developed the Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT) program in partnership with Oxford University and the Global Clubfoot Initiative which has been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons, London, and is our standard for clinical training and mentoring.
3. Awareness: Even though quality care may be available, many of our families are unaware of clubfoot or its treatment. Often because of a lack of resources, superstitions, or social stigmas, families are prevented from or do not seek treatment. We work to raise awareness among the general public and healthcare community about clubfoot and the importance of early treatment.
4. Access: Accessibility is a complex issue and dependent on the availability of treatment and supplies, the location of services, and an individual’s awareness and/or ability to reach the treatment center. Hope Walks works to establish a nationwide network of partner clubfoot clinics, within the national health system, to ensure awareness and availability at no cost to the child or their family.
5. Holistic Treatment Approach: Essential to any medical treatment is a standard, holistic, evidence-based approach. The Ponseti method is practiced and taught using the ACT materials for consistent, quality, standardized care by various types of healthcare professionals from mid-level practitioners to surgeons. Parent involvement is also essential for success. Our Parent Advisors educate, serve, and encourage our families to be involved and adhere to protocols while also building relationships to meet the many psychosocial needs often associated with having a child born with a disability.
6. Program Management and Quality Assurance: It is imperative that we closely monitor program operations and outcomes. Two pillars of our quality assurance strategy are a designated program management structure to provide supervision and mentoring and a standardized reporting system against defined KPIs.

Hope Walks has 15 years of experience training and supporting national healthcare providers in establishing and providing quality clubfoot care around the world. Each of our 16 programs has a national leadership team and structure. Each program is lead by a team of nationals who understand the culture and complexities of working in that country and with the various stakeholders. Our programs are supported by a VP of Programs and supported by a team of Regional Managers who provide leadership, support, monitoring and mentoring to achieve our goal of ending disability from clubfoot. Policies and procedures have been developed to guide our staff and defined KPIs are a part of our Data Management System to provide benchmarks toward achieving our goals.

Hope Walks has an active and engaged board providing fiduciary and operational oversight.

By choosing to work in low- and middle-income countries we face a host of challenges. Thankfully our vision and goals are clear and our team is committed to overcoming the various challenges we face in the 16 different countries where we serve.

To date, we have enrolled over 136,000 children in treatment. In 2017 we shifted to a new data collection system. Since 2017 we have enrolled 26,764 new children with clubfoot in treatment, had over 325,000 clinic visits, and have seen nearly 23,000 children walk free from the disability of clubfoot. Our staff have conducted over 4,500 home visits and made over 240,000 phone calls to encourage families and achieve our organization's goals.

Through the pandemic, our team saw a 15% increase in the number of new children enrolled. Since we are nationally run and have built a strong cadre of national healthcare providers well trained in the Ponseti method, care continued per the healthcare and social distancing regulations in each country. Today thousands of families are finding care for their children and their children are learning to take their first steps on straight feet and will never know a life disabled by clubfoot.

Financials

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Hope Walks Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Don Waardenburg

Natalie Weakly

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James Welch

Surge Energy

Alexa Shelley

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Corey Fuller

Loma Linda University

Leron Lehman

Candoris

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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/11/2021

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
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability