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The McShin Foundation
Our Nation’s #1 health problem is alcoholism and drug dependence. Directly or indirectly every community is affected by it. The disease of addiction does not discriminate. This is NOT a moral issue, it is an epidemic. We are proud to partner with The McShin Foundation in their advocacy efforts to help bring about the change our communities need.
Started in 2004, a non-profit located in Richmond, VA, The McShin Foundation serves as a full service Recovery Community Organization, committed to serving individuals and families dealing with alcoholism and drug dependence.
Nearly 4% of all deaths are related to alcohol. 320, 000 young people aged 15-29 years die annually from alcohol-related causes, resulting in 9% of all deaths in that age group. Untreated alcoholism and drug dependence costs America $400 billion per year.
While providing tools for recovering individuals to create positive lifestyles, The McShin Foundation aims to spread the word of recovery and educate families, communities, and government regarding alcoholism and drug dependence as well as reduce the stigma attached to them.
The McShin Foundation operates on a $1,761,000 (2016) annual budget and provides over $200,000 of charity care annually. Their advocacy efforts include over 71,200 consumer visits per year, 19,600 volunteer hours, more than 2,600 recovery support groups for the public and over 75,000 phone calls to The McShin Foundation annually.
For more information about The McShin Foundation please visit: www.McShin.org
Midwives For Haiti
The conditions of hospitals and lack of medical services in Haiti are far from acceptable. We have felt compelled to partner with the Midwives for Haiti. We love every aspect of this organization. We are excited to be able to offer a little comfort and a smile to the Haitian women who deserve a bit of pampering.
Founded in 2004 by Nadene Brunk CNM, Midwives for Haiti is a non-profit organization offering education and training to Haitian men and women to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates. By providing prenatal care and skilled birth assistance to their fellow Haitian sisters, who too frequently either die in childbirth or lose their newborn without such care, the Midwives for Haiti program is designed to reduce suffering and help improve the lives of the Haitian people.
The chances of dying from childbirth in Haiti in 2010 were estimated as 1 in 28, mostly due to pregnancy-induced-hypertension, eclampsia, sepsis, and postpartum hemorrhage.
Each year, Midwives for Haiti hosts an 11-month course taught and precipitated by four Haitian midwives, who are assisted by volunteer midwives from North America and Europe.
Currently, Midwives for Haiti is providing the funds to employ most of the graduates because non-profits and hospitals in Haiti who need them are often unable to provide a salary. By sponsoring a midwife to practice for one year, salary, room and board, medications and supplies cost $3,600. This will enable her to give prenatal care to approximately 120 women per month and deliver 10-20 babies each month.
To learn more about Midwives for Haiti please visit: www.MidwivesForHaiti.org