Please login to continue
Forgot your password?
Recover it here.
Don't have an account?
Sign Up Now!

You are now logged into your account.

Register for a Free Account
Name
Email
Choose Password
Confirm Password

Message....

662.842.4615 | [email protected]
Loginor create account
Log in to your account
Sign Up for an account

Name

Email

Choose Password

Retype Password

     
Global Outreach International
Funds raised:
$31,818.00 donated
48%
0%
100%
Goal

$66,300.00

Achieved

$31,818.00

Make a donation »
Mary R Cairns

We are thrilled to announce this update: Through your generous partnership, our campaign was successful at raising $35,000! The clinic space has been constructed and, as of March 2022, Litein’s free-standing mental-health clinic opened and is now operating five days a week!

 

Our next steps are to equip the building and hire staff so we can operate at full capacity and impact. We are requesting your partnership with the following:

 

  • $500 for disability access (wheelchair ramps, etc.)
  • $3,800 for operational and logistical support (from computers to waste-bins to heaver-furniture (appropriate for agitated or aggressive patients)
  • $6,000 ($500/month) for a benevolent fund for needy patients (medications, enrollment in national health insurance premiums, other needs that arise.
  • $56,000 ($5670/month) for first-year staffing and start-up costs* (April 2022 thru April 2023), after which time it is projected to become self-sustaining.
  • Planning for long-term inpatient project (architectural plans, consultant fees, etc.)

 

*What is included in start-up costs?

  • Hospital administrative support services (IT, HR, etc.)
  • Utilities (water, power)
  • Staffing needs: 2 psychologists, 2 mental health clinical officers, 2 mental health nursing officers, 1 pharmaceutical technologist, 1 rehabilitation counsellor, 1 cleaner, 1 medical social worker, 1 health records officer, 2 security officers. NOTE: hiring these will be gradual over the course of the year as patient volume grows and appropriate candidates are recruited.

 

image

We are thrilled to announce this update: Through your generous partnership, our campaign was successful at raising $35,000! The clinic space has been constructed and, as of March 2022, Litein’s free-standing mental-health clinic opened and is now operating five days a week!

It was dedicated and named:


Please see the new website
https://liteinmentalhealth.org/ for further updates.
 

Our next steps are to equip the building and hire staff so we can operate at full capacity and impact. We are requesting your partnership with the following:
  • $500 for disability access (wheelchair ramps, etc.)
  • $3,800 for operational and logistical support (from computers to waste-bins to heaver-furniture (appropriate for agitated or aggressive patients)
  • $6,000 ($500/month) for a benevolent fund for needy patients (medications, enrollment in national health insurance premiums, other needs that arise.
  • $56,000 ($5670/month) for first-year staffing and start-up costs* (April 2022 thru April 2023), after which time it is projected to become self-sustaining.
  • Planning for long-term inpatient project (architectural plans, consultant fees, etc.)

*What is included in start-up costs?

  • Hospital administrative support services (IT, HR, etc.)
  • Utilities (water, power)
  • Staffing needs: 2 psychologists, 2 mental health clinical officers, 2 mental health nursing officers, 1 pharmaceutical technologist, 1 rehabilitation counsellor, 1 cleaner, 1 medical social worker, 1 health records officer, 2 security officers. NOTE: hiring these will be gradual over the course of the year as patient volume grows and appropriate candidates are recruited. 

Background/Context:

  • Please see the new website https://liteinmentalhealth.org/ for further updates.
  • AIC Litein Hospital is a primary care Christian-faith-based mission hospital in southwestern Kenya, sub-saharan Africa (https://litein-hospital.org/). Through its Kenyan physician leadership, strong ties to the community, and local sustainability, in 2020 Litein began providing outpatient mental health services which have been filled to overflowing.
  • This outpatient clinic will be the base for outpatient, community, and support group services. It is also the first step in a longer-term project to build an 100-bed inpatient psychiatric facility with the goal of bringing the best of modern mental healthcare to this underserved region of Kenya.
  • The greatest need includes treatment for substance use (especially Alcohol Use Disorders), Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Schizophrenia, and Trauma-Related conditions.
  • The nearest inpatient psychiatric facility, at Moi Hospital, is three hours away and is a government hospital with inconsistent ability to provide services to patients and families with limited financial resources, therefore limiting access for those already marginalized
  • The CEO of Litein Hospital, Dr. Elijah Terer, is a Kenyan Christian family physician committed to improving access to mental healthcare in his region.
  • Dr. Matthew Loftus is a volunteer (missionary) family physician who, in addition to directing the local family medicine residents, has been committed to improving mental healthcare at Litein Hospital for years.
  • Dr. Edith Kwobah, a Kenyan Christian psychiatrist and head of the psychiatry division of Moi Hospital, is fully supportive of our enormous project and is consulting with us, pro bono.
  • The Litein Mental Health Advisory team has been meeting since 2021 and includes, in addition to the above physicians: Dr. Andrew “Andy” White, William “Biff” Umhau, Mrs. Martha Umhau, Dr. Tony Byler, Drs. Mary & Bryan Cairns, and others.

Cairns Project Photo

Funds raised:

Make a donation »
Name Amount Date Comment
Private $25,000.00 Apr 26th, 2022
Middle Tennessee Counseling $515.00 May 05th, 2022 I'd like to purchase the wheelchair ramp for the clinic. Thanks!
Renee Hinkle $1,000.00 May 13th, 2022
Private $103.00 May 14th, 2022
Roberta Kisker $100.00 May 15th, 2022 Dr. Andrew White is my cousin and I am privileged to be reading his book, Mending a Broken Mind. I also listened to a recent podcast in which he mentioned this work in Kenya.
Allen Bruce Duerson $100.00 May 16th, 2022 On behalf of the efforts of Dr. Andrew White to improve mental health services in Kenya and to the glory of God.
Andrew White $5,000.00 Jun 29th, 2022 to be used for the mental health initiative at Litein Hospital in Kenya