How can we walk alongside families caring for medically-fragile children?
After almost 10-years, the time had come to transition the Ines Project to the Anglican Church of Perú. HBI provides on-going technical assistance and training – but the Ines Project is no longer a direct program of HBI.
Named after the first child enrolled in the project, the Ines Project helped families living in the experience of poverty improve their care for medically complex children in Lima, Perú.
The Project, now transitioned to the Anglican Church of Perú, worked with families and the community to identify gaps in a child’s medical care plan and find appropriate solutions. As a result, families built their self-advocacy skills and gained confidence in navigating public health and social support systems. With the support of government programs and other community organizations, the Project answered a range of medical needs—from providing emergency transportation, to medical specialist consultations, to urgently needed medicine.
Our goal is to help other NGOs or community based organizations (CBO) to start an Ines Project in their communities. We are available to help with technical assistance and training to extend the impact of the Ines Project through other NGOs and CBOs to more young adults, including adolescent girls.