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A Tale from Tijuana

A Tale from Tijuana

By Dr. Suzanne Lake, Clinical Psychologist This story is from our May 2010 visit.  I heard about Ana from her mother, who sat sobbing before me at the improvised counseling “office” we set up in Tijuana’s poorest neighborhood, next to the city garbage dump. Ana is 15 years old.  She has glossy black hair, and […]

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Our Mission

Our Mission

To bring the poorest people of Tijuana, Mexico healing for the body and hope for the heart by mobilizing material, medical, and spiritual resources on both sides of the border. Healing Hearts Across Borders is a medical missionary organization that unites American medical personnel, staff, donors, and others in an effort to bring consistent, quality […]

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August 2011: Testimonies from the field

August 2011: Testimonies from the field

Michelle Chung Definitely had a good time at Mexico, not only working in lab for the past two days, but also getting close to everyone! Healing Hearts Across Borders definitely is a great program where we are able to help someone whether it be by giving food, playing with them, or providing basic medical care. […]

Colonia Grupo México

Colonia Grupo México

Colonia Grupo México is located farther from downtown Tijuana, on a hilltop on the outskirts of the city. When we began visiting this site in 2005, many community members commented to us, “Not many people come all the way out here.” At this site, we set up our clinic in a large concrete dome (known […]

Colonia Obrera: “The Dump Site”

Colonia Obrera: “The Dump Site”

This neighborhood looks no different than any other sector of Tijuana city, with the exception that this community was built on top of an actual trash disposal facility. Colonia Obrera, affectionately known as “The Dump Site,” houses some of the neediest families in the city. At first glance you see an average community of people […]

Karime & Maribel

Karime & Maribel

Karime & Maribel are young patients who we met at the Tijuana garbage dump. Both young girls had congenital heart defects and were in need of surgery. HHAB partnered with Healing the Children, another non-profit organization, to bring these two little girls to Los Angeles for their surgeries in November 2004. Healing the Children placed […]