Healing the Children - Southwest Chapter (HTCSW) is one of 12 chapters of National Healing the Children in the United States. We are located in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a foreign non-profit organization, under Washington State 501(c) 3 IRS status. Please see us on Guidestar. Money raised by HTCSW remains with our chapter. This includes donations through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC code #83775).
The mission of HTCSW is to provide health care to children in New Mexico and around the world who are unable to receive the care either due to lack of services or financial resources.
Since 1989 Healing the Children Southwest supports three major programs
- Hardship Relief Project - for children in New Mexico (formerly "Local Children Program")
- International Pediatric Surgical and Medical Trips - Latin America
- International Inbound Children who come to Albuquerque from around the world
Learn more about each program by clicking on the right sidebar.
In-Kind Contributions and Funding
Healing the Children (SW) is operated exclusively with volunteers. Local New Mexico businesses give discounts for the Hardship Relief Project and the coordinator is a volunteer. Medical personnel and the trip administrator pay for 100% of their expenses for surgical and medical missions and about 50 percent of operating room and medical supplies are donated, the remaining are discounted. Host families are given funds to help purchase medicine and clothing when they care for international children; we tap mileage programs for air fares and Airline Ambassadors helps escort children. All administrative functions are handled by volunteers. Healing the Children SW pays a small stipend for bookkeeping, clerical support, and car transportation. We welcome volunteers!
We rely on donations from friends and corporate supporters, grants, Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, small fundraisers, Goodsearch, and others. Less than 5% is spent on administrative costs. Healing the Children SW does an impressive job of stretching donation dollars.
Please note that HTCSW does not have an office. Volunteers work from home. The mailing address is below. To contact by phone the number is 505 228-1404.
Healing the Children SW
1112 San Pedro NE #203
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110