Fundación Corazón Del Siervo (FCDS)

Drs. Francisco and Diane Sabado have been living in the Dominican Republic since the fall of 1995 when they moved there to study medicine. Their vision is to create an environment of collaboration and cooperation among all those who seek to advance the common good in the Dominican Republic, and to provide home care for children and adults facing terminal illness. Their dream is to see a hospice and palliative medicine specialty recognized by the medical community in the Dominican Republic and a hospice home established for children and adults that would provide a place to continue living as they face death. In addition, FCDS is involved in community development in garbage dumps and migrant communities in the Dominican Republic.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Fundación Corazón Del Siervo
  • Acronym: FCDS
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: 430090301
  • Geographic Areas: National Territory, Distrito Nacional, Samaná, Santiago, Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Children and Youth, Community Development, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    Monthly average 500-700 patients at our medical clinics

    Monthly average of 75 widows in our widows program

    Monthly average of 300 children in our nutrition programs

    Monthly average of 30 hospice visits

The Team

Management Team:

Dr. Francisco Sabado, Pastoral Care
Dr. Diane Sabado, Director of International Relations
Jaime Hidalgo, U.S. Warehouse
Regina Thomas, Medical Assistant

Richard Habegger, Director Human Resources (state-side)

Board Members:

Dominican Republic:
- Manuel Vera
- Antonio Galvez
- Charlie Finocchlaro
- Pedro Guzman
- Aracelys Acevedo

Board Members, USA
- Joseph G. Kelley
- Jim Minor
- David Marcojohn
- Santos Rivera
- Jamie Hidalgo
- Barry Benteman

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 350-5071 (RD); (727) 234-0657 (US)
  • Email:
  • Address:

    Corazon Del Siervo
    Main Office and Mission House
    Attn: Drs. Francisco & Diane Sabado
    Calle Amendrillo #11, Res. Almendra II
    Manoguayabo, Sto Dgo Oeste
    Republica Dominicana

  • Website:
  • Social Networks: Facebook

Contact Person

  • Name: Francisco Sabado
  • Position: President
  • Telephone: (809) 350-5071
  • Email:


  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:

    Corazon del Siervo, Inc. (501c3)

  • Years of Operation: Since 2009
  • Number of Employees:
  • Number of Members:
  • Number of Volunteers:

    15 local volunteers

    60-75 seasonal volunteers who come from abroad to help on specific projects

  • Sources of Funding:

    International Women’s Club of Santo Domingo

    The Bridge in Bradenton, FL

    Trash Mountain Project

    American Charities


    Other Corporate Donors

  • Products/Services:

    Hospice and Palliative Care Training for Volunteers and Medical Providers

    Local coordination and organization of medical and surgical brigades and internships

  • Total Income: 2014 RD$1.3 million
  • Total Expenses: 2014 RD$ 1.7 million


Touching lives and transforming nations through the love of Christ.

Primary Programs and Projects

Community Development. Empowering communities to develop and become sustainable through health and sanitation projects. We work in garbage dumps and migrant communities throughout the Dominican Republic.

Nutrition Projects. We provide nutrient rich meals in communities that have more than 50% of the population living below the poverty line.

Widows Program. On a monthly basis, we meet with widows in our widows program, providing them with medication, food packages, and emotional/social support.

Hospice and Palliative Care. We provide in-home care and support to terminal patients and their families, as well as providing continuing medical education and assistance to the care givers.

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