Solace for the Children

Solace for the Children forms partnerships among medical professionals, community leaders and volunteers, and a large network of individuals in Afghanistan to provide medical, dental and optical care for Afghan children. Together we are building peace on a foundation of health! We identify and screen Afghan children primarily ages 7 to 12, then match them with U.S. communities to participate in a Solace for the Children program ranging from short to long term care or education programs.

Solace for the Children
PO Box 5129
Mooresville, NC 28117
United States
704-657-2374
http://www.solaceforthechildren.org

Executive Director

Patsy Wilson

Management Team

Patsy Wilson

Board of Directors

Pete Barger, Carole McKay, George Kelly, Meg Sawicki, Dick Wilson and Adam Boatsman, Patsy Wilson

Mission

Solace for the Children forms partnerships among medical professionals, community leaders and volunteers, and a large network of individuals in Afghanistan to provide medical, dental and optical care for Afghan children. Together we are building peace on a foundation of health! We identify and screen Afghan children primarily ages 7 to 12, then match them with U.S. communities to participate in a Solace for the Children program ranging from short to long term care or education programs.

Programs

Solace Summer Program - Six-week program of medical, dental and optical care combined with cultural and team building activities. Solace Extended Program - Year round option for medical treatment for children with urgent or complex medical needs which can not be met within the Solace Summer Program. Solace Learn - Once returned home to Afghanistan, or during extended treatment as possible, Solace evaluates the educational needs of Solace children and supports their educational goal.

Statistics on Solace for the Children

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $371,890
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $371,890
  • Other funding sources: 20% income generating projects, 22% religious organizations, 23% individual donors, 33% NGO, 2% other
  • Religious Affiliation: none