Congregación de Santo Niño Jesús, Departamento de Dispensario Médica de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, Fe y Alegría (Dispensario Lecheria)

In 2004, the Congregation del Santo Niño Jesus, with the support of the Parrish Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, constructed a dispensary in the Batey Lechería, located in Santo Domingo West, where approximately 450 Haitian families were living in conditions of absolute poverty. Today, the Dispensario Médica de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, Fe y Alegría (Dispensario Lechería) operates every day offering its best services to this forgotten community.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Congregación de Santo Niño Jesús, Departamento de Dispensario Médica de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, Fe y Alegría
  • Acronym: Dispensario Lecheria
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: 430-128-376
  • Geographic Areas: Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Community Development, Health
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    9623 current patients

The Team

Management Team:

Kathleen King, Director
Dominga Hernández, Assistant

Board Members:

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 263-8490 or (829) 426-2989
  • Email: kking@shcj.org
  • Address:

    Calle Principal No 6, Batey Lechería, Caballona, Santo Domingo Oeste

  • Website:
  • Social Networks:

Contact Person

  • Name: Kathleen King
  • Position: Director
  • Telephone: (829) 426-2989
  • Email: kking@shcj.org

Operation

  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:
  • Years of Operation: Since 2004
  • Number of Employees: 13
  • Number of Members: N/A
  • Number of Volunteers:

    N/A

  • Sources of Funding:

    The Dispensario Lechería counts on the support of Fe y Alegría, the sisters of the Congregation Santo Niño Jesus, volunteer doctors that operate the Niño Sano program, and other private donors.

  • Products/Services:

    Medicine, laboratory services, general medical services.

  • Total Income:
  • Total Expenses:

Mission/Vision

Mission:

The mission of the Dispensario Lechería is part of the general mission of Fe y Algería: to serve the marginalized and excluded population. This is achieved by offering general medical attention that includes special services such as pharmacy, laboratory services and nutrition for malnourished children and “niños sanos.” They are motivated by Christian principles and prevention because these are essential elements of their mission.

Primary Programs and Projects

General Medical Services

Pharmacy

Laboratory

Healthy Child Program (Niño Sano) – includes medical evaluations for children from birth until four years of age, a nutrition program that includes the daily distribution of milk and food to children, and medical services for pregnant women.

Assistance to the Elderly – a monthly food distribution program for elderly individuals in the community.

Hypertension Project – Batey Lecheria is embarking on a new project to confront the serious problem of hypertension in its community, spearheaded by two visiting physicians from the University of Calgary, Canada. They hope that eventually this hypertension project – which primarily will include an environmental scan and a pilot project based on a nursing-centered hypertension monitoring protocol –could be expanded to include primary care protocols for other chronic diseases, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and lung disease, in this community.

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