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International Crisis Aid, Saint Louis, Missouri

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Address: 5518 Telegraph Road
Saint Louis, Missouri  63129  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 20
EIN: 30-00060905
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Mission Statement


International Crisis Aid's mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible. All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation. Demonstrating God's love and care for people is our highest and most cherished goal. To accomplish this vision we will continue to target our efforts in "no-go zones" where other organizations cannot or will not go. Frequently this means taking on escalated risks. We feel that these risks are a small price to pay in a game where the stakes are so high: literally, life and death.

Description


ICA is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and has four main programs (Food, Health, Home, and Safe). We have implemented these in several countries including Pakistan, North Korea, Sudan, Indonesia, Cambodia, and we currently have programs in Ethiopia, Haiti and Afghanistan. • FOOD is our program to fight hunger and severe malnutrition. Since 2000, we have fed millions of people around the world. We are currently distributing food to more than 6,000 severely malnourished people every month. • HEALTH is our medical program, and it is primarily focused in Angacha, Ethiopia, where we opened a medical clinic in 2008. There, we treat an average of 3,000 people each month. As an effort to prevent illness, we have dug 15 water wells in and around the Angacha region of Ethiopia. We are currently working on raising funds to build a hospital in the same region. • HOME is our program to care for orphans. We have one orphanage in Ethiopia for up to 60 young girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS. As a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we have been rebuilding an orphanage for more than 100 children that was destroyed in Leogane. We also have child sponsorship programs in Ethiopia ($35/month) and Haiti ($40/month). There are around 200 children enrolled in these programs, and almost half of them are still awaiting sponsorship. • Finally, SAFE is our program for rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation for child victims of sex trafficking. ICA personally rescues girls from sex trafficking and provides a full rehabilitation program. Since 2007, we have established 8 Safe Homes worldwide. We have rescued over 130 girls from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Haiti. The girls range in age from 4 years to 21 years, and so far we have a 91% success rate. Currently, we are raising funds to build Safe Homes in the U.S. for American children who are victims of sexual exploitation. These four programs are the main focus of International Crisis Aid, although we do disaster relief and community development as well.

ICA is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and has four main programs (Food, Health, Home, and Safe). We have implemented these in several countries including Pakistan, North Korea, Sudan, Indonesia, Cambodia, and we currently have programs in Ethiopia, Haiti and Afghanistan. • FOOD is our program to fight hunger and severe malnutrition. Since 2000, we have fed millions of people around the world. We are currently distributing food to more than 6,000 severely malnourished people every month. • HEALTH is our medical program, and it is primarily focused in Angacha, Ethiopia, where we opened a medical clinic in 2008. There, we treat an average of 3,000 people each month. As an effort to prevent illness, we have dug 15 water wells in and around the Angacha region of Ethiopia. We are currently working on raising funds to build a hospital in the same region. • HOME is our program to care for orphans. We have one orphanage in Ethiopia for up to 60 young girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS. As a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we have been rebuilding an orphanage for more than 100 children that was destroyed in Leogane. We also have child sponsorship programs in Ethiopia ($35/month) and Haiti ($40/month). There are around 200 children enrolled in these programs, and almost half of them are still awaiting sponsorship. • Finally, SAFE is our program for rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation for child victims of sex trafficking. ICA personally rescues girls from sex trafficking and provides a full rehabilitation program. Since 2007, we have established 8 Safe Homes worldwide. We have rescued over 130 girls from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and Haiti. The girls range in age from 4 years to 21 years, and so far we have a 91% success rate. Currently, we are raising funds to build Safe Homes in the U.S. for American children who are victims of sexual exploitation. These four programs are the main focus of International Crisis Aid, although we do disaster relief and community development as well.

Mission Statement: International Crisis Aid's mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible. All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation. Demonstrating God's love and care for people is our highest and most cherished goal. To accomplish this vision we will continue to target our efforts in "no-go zones" where other organizations cannot or will not go. Frequently this means taking on escalated risks. We feel that these risks are a small price to pay in a game where the stakes are so high: literally, life and death.

Organizational Statement of Faith


The vision for International Crisis Aid was born in a scripture from Isaiah 58: And if you give yourself to the hungry, And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness, And your gloom will become like mid-day. And the Lord will continually guide you, And satisfy your needs in sun scorched land, and give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden. And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Food Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No