Working with Burn victims for over 25 years globally, I have seen how fast life can change. One moment children playing happily at their homes and the next moment they accidentally get burned by either fire, hot water, hot beverage or simply just by stepping barefoot on a live electric wire. The grave tragedy of these burns led me to embark on this journey of healing as many children as possible. A severe, nonfatal burn is the most devastating injury the human body can survive. The complex interplay of physical, psychological trauma can profoundly affect the lives of children for years. Burn-related injuries often leave children with lifelong physical and psychological disabilities, resulting in significant financial burdens for families and caregivers.
Therefor truly the only way to treat a burn is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Therefore, establishing an effective fire safety and burn prevention program is much more cost-effective and will evidently reach greater numbers of people resulting in fewer injuries.
Mission, Vision and Impact
The House of Charity (HoC) was founded in 1997 and was started in a laundry room of a modest home in the Woodlands, Texas with the mission to improve the health and life of children in Houston and around the Globe.
23 Years of Healing, Saving & Transforming Lives
Brining Help, Hope and Healing to Children in USA, Afghanistan, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ghana, Honduras, India, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Russia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, Lebanon
All services provided are free of cost and without discrimination.
- Burn injuries are one of the most painful injuries a person can endure
- Wound care required to treat it is often more painful than the initial trauma
- Severe burn injuries are almost always treated in surgical units and preferably in multidisciplinary burn centers and take years to be treated
- Burn Scars may fade in color, become flatter, softer and less sensitive but they do not disappear and leave a mark forever
- Fire and burns are the 4th leading causes of injuries and death for children ages 1 to 9 years old.
- Each year, 90% of all fire-related deaths are due to home-fires
- 67% of all home fires are caused by children
Every day fire injuries cause:
- 3 children to die
- 685 children to require medical attention
- 41 children to require hospitalization
- Hot water is the number one cause of all fatal burns & injuries for children under the age of 5 years old