"La Espera" (The Wait) by Alejandro Aranda
Dear Friends of Atzin's Special Needs Program,
We've painsakingly added up the numbers, checking them twice. Here are the 2018 stats for the Special Needs component of Atzin programs.
Special Needs and Nutrition Program
This program is aimed at people with special needs, chronic conditions and malnutrition. It provides vitamins and / or medications; help with equipment or special material; accompaniment and help with transportation and costs for medical appointments; provision of supplements; home visits for stimulation and monitoring. (People can appear more than once in the numbers below depending on the benefits received.)
Children and adults who are homebound and receive monthly home visits 19
Children and adults with chronic conditions receiving vitamins
and medicines 30
Children with disabilities attending Tihueslike Education program 6
People who received a gift (shoes or clothes) 55
People who received dental care 55
Number of women in crisis due to violence housed at Casa Atzin 1
Number of children with special needs in Casa Atzin 2
Number of days with a youth with special needs living in Casa Atzin 81
Patients with appointments and accompaniment by Atzin staff 5
- appointments in Cuernavaca 6
- appointment in Mexico City 1
Number of total days of accompaniment by Atzin staff 4
Number of nights lodging at Casa Atzin for patients
and their 6 companions 2
Number of people receiving therapies at home regularly 2
Number of promoters doing home therapy (1 in charge and 2 in training) 3
A complete report on all Atzin programs - by the numbers - is available on the Atzin website. To have a look, go to www.atzin.org. Kindly remember that this report is only "by the numbers," basically counting attendance. The other factors such as quality of care, time and attention, training and supervision of promoters, administration and accounting are just as important, can be really time-consuming and are not reflected here.
As always, we are grateful for your ongoing support - only with that support can we make everything happen!