On December 18, 2001 Robert Healey, Sr. established the Healey Family Foundation whose purpose was to provide support for vulnerable populations who were suffering from Sierra Leones’ brutal decade long civil war from 1991-2002.
Mr. Healey was moved to this action by visits to the U.S. from the Archbishop of Sierra Leone Joseph Ganda and his stories of the atrocities of the civil war in Sierra Leone and the great need among the people for help.
St. Mary’s Home for Children in Bo
HealeyIRF built a water well, sanitation facilities, perimeter fencing, volleyball court, and a library to support children orphaned by the war.
St. Stephen’s Amputee Clinic in Newton
HealeyIRF supported vocational training programs to help civil war amputees.
Fatima House of Lights in Freetown
HealeyIRF supported with operating and education expenses. FHOL provided vocational training for vulnerable women.
In 2012, HealeyIRF, with funding from USAID, rehabilitated and restored Serabu Hospital, which was destroyed during the civil war. In addition, furnishings, equipment, and supplies were also provided.
The hospital is in a very rural part of the country and is a critical resource for the community.
H.E.L.P. - Healey Ebola Lifesaving Project
HealeyIRF was one of the first on the ground bringing food and medical supplies to those in need.
Provided training to communities on how to defeat Ebola.
200,000 trained in safe burial & sanitation practices
$5.8 million in medical supplies delivered
2020: $10.1 million in medicines, supplies, and equipment
Serve a health catchment population of 390,000
Ongoing capacity training to health staff in critical areas like maternal care, and childhood diseases