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The pandemic has affected the lives of kids at home and abroad.  When it became necessary for schools to teach remotely and children needed learn from home, it became even more clear that not all students have the same opportunities.  Children in disadvantaged areas were often left behind, widening the gap between those who have more and those who have less.  Many kids lacked the basic school supplies needed to learn from home.

HTCNE was willing to step up and help out.  By making a generous donation of $3000, full sets of basic school supplies were provided to 300 pre-K to third grade students in some of our most disadvantaged schools.  There is no doubt that this will help those 300 kids learn and enjoy school and help their teachers do their incredible valuable job-helping the children, especially the children who need our help the most.  

This is the mission of HTCNE.

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International Inbound:

In early September we received a message from former patient Renita of Belize.  Renita came through our program in 2017 – 2018 and received surgery and medical treatment in Westchester County New York.  She resided in the host home of Stephen and Mary Tracy. 

Renita has Spina Bifida and the surgery she received helped her to be able to walk and ride a bicycle.  Her recent message updated us on the recent hurricane and a brief medical update.  She has asked for assistance in providing her with a new pair of shoes and new leg / foot braces. We are working on the details of helping Renita receive what she needs.

If you would like to help Renita or children like her, please call our office at

860-355-1828 or donate through our website.    


Photo of Renita on the left and her sister Rayana on the right


During the month of October, our local New Milford Big Y will again feature HTCNE as their community bag recipient.

However, throughout the entire year you can always purchase a community bag at  ANY Big Y Store location in CT or MA

by filling out the giving tag and naming Healing the Children Northeast 
and we will receive $1.00 from that purchase.    

HTCNE Supports our Hosts in Ica, Peru

This past month Healing the Children Northeast provided Covid-19 financial support to our hosts in Ica Peru which enabled them to purchase PPE, batteries and essentials for the hospital in Ica.  They were also able to purchase and put together essential supplies to many families in the region.

Not only did our office send support, but a few of our team members also made contributions. This was all arranged by Lindsay Naylor, one of our valued Speech and Language Pathologists.  We also could not have accomplished this without the help of our friend Lenor and our recruiter Lula in Peru.

The article (in Spanish) acknowledges our donation and of course their great combined efforts in Peru.

A huge thank you to those who contributed

and also to Lenore and Lula. 

 If you would like to help support our Peru friends please donate and make a memo that it is to support Peru Covid-19.  



We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2020, Jose Hernandez, MS, BS, RN, has assumed the role of Vice President for Nursing and Patient Care Services here at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn. In 2019, Jose was honored by the Renaissance Leaders Foundation for exceptional leadership. In 2018 Jose received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Healing the Children, Northeast. Click Here for more details and pictures of Jose and his new role at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn.

Now that many people are making purchases online, because of the Corona Virus,  please remember to select Healing the Children Northeast (HTCNE) as the charity of your choice when purchasing from Amazon.  We get a percentage and have seen an increase during these past few months.  Every penny helps with our regular donations being down during this pandemic. 

Thank you in advance.

Amazon Smile supports our work.  Whenever you shop Amazon,
you can help us by logging on to
Link your account to AmazonSmile today.  
You shop the same Amazon site you are used to seeing;
same products and prices and HTCNE earns 0.5% per purchase.

How to Shop AmazonSmile:

1. Go to and bookmark the page
2. Set up an account and select Healing the Children Northeast as your charity of choice.
3. Shop as normal

Our volunteers who go on our Medical Trips are very special people,
and we are so grateful for them.  

Tom, a nurse who has participated in several trips, shares a couple of memories:

“Little boy waking up from anesthesia after a cleft lip repair. He was very fussy and just wanted to be held. So I held him and he calmed down quickly. He loved to snuggle, as did I. This is what nursing is.”

 “This was a 10 year old girl waking up from anesthesia and near terrified. I oriented her to time/place (am bilingual) and then asked her what I could do to help her. She asked me to hold her hand. This was the greatest thing in nursing I’ve ever done. I still cry when I look at this.”

Healing the Children Northeast, Inc.

Is 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan, volunteer organization. Our purpose is to help children throughout the world receive medical care unavailable to them due to a lack of medical and financial resources or health insurance. 93% of all monetary donations go directly to these services. 

 To date, 58,293 patients have been helped through our three programs. Our Medical Teams Abroad Program alone has helped 54,895 children since 1985. As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to providing donated medical care to children in need around the corner and around the world.

Healing The Children Northeast, located in New Milford, Connecticut, is committed to arranging free surgical, dental and medical treatment for children in need. Children are provided services through three programs:

International Inbound Program

Domestic Kids Program

Upcoming Trips

POSTPONED: 2020 Abraham / Cleft and Micotia Team to Chennai, India
NEW DATE - October 3 - 9. 2020

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POSTPONED: 2020 Ransom & Rousso / Facial Plastics Cleft Lip and Palate, including speech team to Ica, Peru
April 24 - May 3
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POSTPONED: 2020 Keiser/Dental Trip to Riobamba, Ecuador
Oct. 16 - 24
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POSTPONED: 2020 Jacono / Cleft-Microtia Trip to Santa Marta, Colombia
Oct. 17 - 23
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