In 2013, a team of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital physicians and Barrington High School students who were interested in medical careers created a free medical clinic in this community in partnership with Potters House Association. We began by practicing in community centers and churches, and have now grown into a dedicated clinic space that includes basic lab technology. Our medicines are generously donated by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Centegra Health System. Our recruitment of physicians and community support is growing.
HOPE’S IN has now created a MEDICAL ENDOWMENT FUND to help support various Guatemalan nonprofit’s medical initiatives.
We hope to reach a goal of $250,000 in principal to provide enough yearly earnings to allow Potters House, and other organizations, to expand into a fully equipped medical clinic. Contributing to this fund will help Guatemalan children and family gain access to medical care year round. This is a collaborative process between U.S. doctors and Guatemalan doctors.