THE RIPPLE EFFECT
OF OUR WORK
teaching caregivers and training
the local staff.
They then utilize that knowledge,
going on to train others.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DIRECTLY SERVED
We work with
EMBRACING THE POWER OF LOCAL
We bring many donated items on our missions, and a major emphasis is put on using materials that are locally available, like PVC pipe to construct adaptive devices for patients. This enables local professionals and caregivers to build and teach others how to build such devices into the future.
Therapy Missions began in 2007, with two occupational therapists who wanted to change the world by helping those affected by disability and poverty lead a better quality of life. Dahlia Castillo of El Paso, Texas and Carol Doehler of East Greenwich, Rhode Island came together to use their knowledge and talents in occupational therapy. Instead of building houses or churches, they wanted to build meaningful lives – one person, one family, one clinic at a time, using a simple method: