Organization Profile

West Indies Self Help

PO Box 1021
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-1021
United States

Contact: Jane Howard
Telephone: 810-240-3372
Fax: 810-985-6998

Religious Affiliation: Christianity

Mission: West Indies Self Help is a non-denominational Christian organization translating the truth of Jesus Christ into deeds that alleviate the needs of the poor, giving them opportunity to break their entrapping cycle of poverty. WISH has several community development projects providing employment, business ownership, education, water, electricity, and dental services.

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Program Type: Delivery of Care

Program Name: W.I.S.H. Dental Clinic

Countries/Regions Served: Haiti

Duration: based on clinic schedule and volunteer's availability, usually 1 or 2 weeks.

Recruited Personnel: Dr. Ric Bush of Winchester, Mass.

Language Requirements: English - Creole translator is provided by mission.

Accommodations: Mission house provides comfortable dormitory bunk beds, showers, laundry, 3 meals a day, and internet access.

Materials Needed: Volunteers must provide their own gloves, masks, and disposable items such as gauze, needles & anesthetic. Best to bring your own handpiece although clinic does have some. The clinic is well stocked with a variety of exodontia instruments, restorative instruments, amalgamator, curing light, autoclave, cavitron, portable and stationary dental chairs, 3 A-dec Missionaire dental units, and Gendex Xray machine.