Who We Are
On January 12, 2010 an earthquake devastated Haiti. The area around Port-au-Prince was hit the hardest. Hundreds of thousands were injured and more than 4,000 became amputees. Local hospitals, with humanitarian aid, were able to provide care to the injured immediately after the quake. After a short hospital stay, however, everyone was sent "home". To tents, damaged houses and rubble-filled streets. There were no clinics available for patients to return to for rehabilitation. Many had severe crush injuries of the hands, legs and back. Many more had fractures. Many who suffered strokes due to stress and dehydration were unable to walk and had no means to recover. Most amputees were not aware of resources for prosthetic limbs to be fitted. We decided someone needed to create a clinic. And so we did.
Gobal Therapy Group's humble beginnings can be traced to the receptiveness of the L'Hospital Communite de Hatienne (HCH), Rainmaker construction and the generosity the Hudicourt family. For the first year we operated on a concrete slab adjacent to the hospital with a tarp roof and minimal supplies.
Check Out How GTG Got Its Start!
As clinic flexes its muscle,
Haitians regain mobility
Since February 2014 we have a permanent clinic site in the Freres community just outside of Port au Prince, staffed by Haitian therapists and support staff, and assisted and mentored by volunteer physical, occupational and speech therapists from around the globe.