Health—General & Rehabilitative

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

Cause area (NTEE code) info

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

Birth Defects (G20)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Clubfoot needlessly cripples 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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
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 to preschool (under age 5)
People with physical disabilities

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 children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

People with physical disabilities

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
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

Number of national partner clubfoot clinic sites partnering with Hope Walks globally

Number of families connected to churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Hope Walks builds clubfoot treatment programs by forming a network of partnerships to train and equip local healthcare providers to provide excellent care and the local church and dedicated parent advisors to ensure children and their families find freedom from clubfoot and freedom in 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 hear who Jesus is 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 physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hope Walks has developed a high impact, low-cost strategy to change the life of a child, the family, the community, and ultimately the country by eliminating disability from clubfoot shortly after birth. This strategy includes: 1. Partnership: Partnership at local, national, and international levels for resource utilization and sustainability. To create a sustainable country-wide health program it is essential to develop multi-sector partnerships. 2. Training: We recognize that formal training for our national medical providers, brace makers, program managers, and parent advisors is just the first step in achieving a standard of excellence in care. We have developed the Africa Clubfoot Training (ACT) program in partnership with Oxford University and the Global Clubfoot Initiative. The training, approved by the Royal College of Surgeons, London, is our standard for clinical training and mentoring. 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. 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. Our staff makes a concerted effort to raise awareness among the general public and health 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 treatment, 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 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.

Hope Walks has 14 years of experience training and supporting national healthcare providers in establishing quality clubfoot clinics around the world. Each program 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 Regional Director and a team of regional program officers who provide, financial, clinical, spiritual and operational mentoring, support, monitoring and evaluation to achieve our goal of ending disability from clubfoot. Policies and procedures have been developed to guide our staff and Key Performance Indicators are a part of our Hope Walks 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.

Hope Walks has developed a set of Key Performance Indicators in three program areas - Access, Quality and Adherence. Goals are set forth at the beginning of the fiscal year and are measured at a minimum monthly against our KPIs to ensure progress. Our overarching goal is to see 70% of all children born with clubfoot access care each year.

To date, we have enrolled over 130,000 children in treatment. In 2017 we shifted to a new data collection system. Since 2017 we have enrolled 19,081 children, had over 229,634 clinic visits, performed over 12,854 tenotomies and see 16,401 children walk free from disability. Our staff have conducted over 3,300 home visits and made over 98,900 phone calls to encourage families and achieve our organization's goals.

Financials

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Hope Walks Inc

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Don Waardenburg

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/26/2020

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

Keywords

children, healthcare, disability, international, Christian