Type of services offered by the Association
Child Welfare Center / Primary Health Care Center / Community Development center / clinics and Small Assistance Service.
Our Vision is:
- To provide the complete well-being of the child
- To relieve those in distress and endeavor to their physical, moral, and social development within their families and their environment
- To follow up the child in the family, in the school, in the street, in his environment, and prepare him or her to meet the difficulties of time
Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation is established in New York in 1921 as a Child welfare Foundation. It has served in Turkey, France and Greece before moving into the Middle East in 1943.
The Corporation established its Center in Lebanon as Howard Karagheusian Association for child welfare in 1946. It is recognized as a Primary Health Care Center by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health under an official permit number 2899 dated on 26 November 1946. The Association currently has its Advisory Committee who supervises the good governance of the Association.
Services of the Association
The good health and the full growth of the child being the primary and greatest concern, the Association extended its services in many directions in order to follow up the child and to prepare him or her to meet the difficulties of life.
1. Mother and Child Department
- Pediatric Clinic: Consultation for TREATMENT
- Vaccination for PREVENTION:
- Milk Distribution Service for ASSISTANCE:
- Well Baby Service for EDUCATION:
- Obstetric and Gynecologic Services (OBS-GYN)
Frequent lectures and talks are organized by this department to encourage the tests and exams for early detection of breast cancer and regular follow up during pregnancies.
2. School Health Services
- Medical check up for all elementary classes:
- Ophthalmologic services for all students
- Dental care and tooth decay prevention programs
- Milk drinking in kindergartens and first elementary classes:
- Audiology services / Speech therapy sessions
Community development / community empowerment can be defined as a system of social interventions in which the worker by entering into people’s familial and social tries to relieve the various problems of the families.
- Family and Medical Assistance: Case work and group work
- Training of young mothers in Vocational skills:
- School Social services
- Social Re-integration and Empowerment of School drop outs
- Preventive work: in order to prevent school children from drop outs, a study room is created. The purpose of this study room is for tutorial sessions given to the students who need further help with their lessons and educate their mothers to follow up on the performance of their children. Currently 49 different children (age between 8 till 15 years old) benefit from this Center
- Girls at Risk Program: (Daily 8:00 am till 2:30 pm) the focus of this program is to gather teenage school drop out girls and teach them basic languages, computer skills, hygiene courses, baby care, nutrition, arts, home economics and cooking sessions….
- Evening Sessions for Working Teens (6:00 pm till 8:00 pm): The evening program runs three days per week for working teens (boys and girls). Language sessions, computer courses, preventive lectures and group works are given to the evening classes having a social worker as a supervisor.