Communities that are devastated by natural disasters and ongoing poor nutrition also have a variety of issues with mobility and other health-related challenges. It can be difficult to gain access to necessary treatments for clubfoot, orthotics and prosthetics, training, rehabilitation services and even orthopedic surgery. Mobility is a basic human need that many Americans take for granted — but it’s not guaranteed in locations such as Sierra Leone, Haiti, and Vietnam. At Mobility Outreach International, we have been serving communities in need of mobility services for 30 years using a 3-pronged approach: sustainability, accessibility and utility.

Sustainability

Access to these programs is only sustainable if they are locally owned and operated. Therefore, each program that we create is built around the skills and abilities of local healthcare workers to help provide necessary services for their communities — without ongoing reliance on foreign aid.

Accessibility

By investing in expansion, education and outreach, our teams are able to create a global impact through the introduction of technology such as SMS text messaging for communication. This type of outreach provides a way for far-flung community members to learn more about the options that are available, and where and how to access them.

Utility

Limb-repair stations are in progress or planned for both Sierra Leone and Haiti as a way for communities to provide self-sustaining support for comfortable and durable prosthetics.

At Mobility Outreach International, our volunteers and support teams are strengthening communities — bringing them the confidence, skills and tools needed to create sustainable mobility solutions using the fewest possible resources. As we continue to expand into new countries, we are supported by fund-raising efforts such as our 2019 Auction and Gala, to be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. Learn more about our services and offerings online today!