What We Do
Medical Teams Abroad
Stretching across international borders to provide essential medical care in local communities, each Blanca’s House medical mission has improved the quality of lives of people whose access to healthcare is minimal or does not exist. Over the past 10 years, 2,300 returning and first-time volunteers have provided medical and dental services for approximately 4,500 people in Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras.
At times, our Medical Teams Abroad face cases that are urgent and dire, but cannot be treated locally, as they require more extensive care than can be provided in their local communities. Through Blanca’s Kids, we are able to provide these children with free airfare, housing and care, while they receive free medical care on Long Island. Following their treatment here, Blanca’s Kids continues to ensure that they receive the continued medical treatment they require in their own countries.
Offering the unique opportunity to introduce young people from Long Island to medicine, our Junior Volunteer Program allows students to join Blanca’s House on missions, where they volunteer and observe in and out of the operating rooms.