Our Work in the United States
Mobile Dental Program
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The Mobile Dental Program provides free, urgent dental care to low-income children and adults who lack insurance or a realistic way to pay for treatment. The service is provided in Minnesota, Oregon and Washington. Our fleet of dental vans provides up to 30 clinics per week.
Since 1989, we have been able to help 211,493 adults and children through the Mobile Dental program. Last year, we provided more than $8.7 million in dental care services to 17,362 adults and children in Minnesota, Oregon and Washington.
Please see Mobile Dental for more information.
Pacific Northwest Impact
Throughout the year, we deliver more than $1 million of personal hygiene and medical items to up to 70 social service agencies in the Northwest. See the complete list of Pacific Northwest Partners.
While the work of Medical Teams International focuses primarily on developing countries, we monitor and respond to large-scale disasters in our own country.
Pacific Northwest Floods, December, 2007
Hurricane-force winds and pounding rain battered Oregon and Washington states December 2-4, 2007, leaving thousands of people without power or access to their damaged homes. Medical Teams International responded with volunteer teams and financial assistance.
Gulf Coast, September, 2005
Staff and volunteers deployed as soon as possible for the New Orleans convention center, where they set up and managed the medical triage unit at the convention center for evacuees. Volunteers also staffed medical shelters in Lake Charles and Lafayette.
As we established partnerships with local churches, shelters and organizations in both Louisiana and Mississippi, we sent more volunteer medical teams, as well as health supplies and financial support. As the Gulf Coast entered the recovery period, we organized and sent construction teams.
New York City, September, 2001
Trauma counselor volunteers counseled exhausted rescue workers who worked at Ground Zero. Volunteers led Critical Incident Stress Debriefing workshops for a local college and area churches. In 2002, we partnered with five organizations in New York City to help hundreds of families directly affected by the attacks. People donated more than $800,000 to provide counseling, financial assistance and vocational training.
Please donate or volunteer to help our work in the United States.