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DORCAS MEDICAL MISSION, INC.
"DARE TO CARE!"
Dorcas Medical Mission is a faith-based, non-profit organization that seeks to alleviate suffering in the developing world
through the provision of free medical care in 1-week missions. In most cases, these missions also include distribution of
food and clothing to needy persons. Dorcas intentionally targets communities that exist below the poverty line and all
goods and services are provided free of cost. All services to the mission are currently from unpaid volunteers.
Dorcas strives to meet the spiritual, medical, physical, emotional/ psychological social and economic needs of individuals
worldwide, regardless of color, race or creed. Our purpose is the promotion of health and well-being and the prevention of
disease among the economically disadvantaged, using a holistic approach to the delivery of health care in a community
setting. Humility remains a hallmark of the mission and professional service is rendered in an atmosphere that
emphasizes love, care and respect for the inherent dignity of each individual.
Established in 2000, Dorcas was born out of the fact that its President, Reverend Lorna Mullings, RN, felt the call to do
medical missions as her service to humanity. Along with her husband, Bishop Dr. Sidley R. Mullings, she started the
mission by assembling 5 nurses and 3 doctors, all personal friends. She used her first 2 paychecks to purchase
medication for the first mission to Jamaica, West Indies. From this humble beginning, Dorcas has grown to the point where
we have carried out 19 missions in 10 countries. Over 115,000 persons have been served in Africa, the Caribbean and
South America. The volunteer network now number in excess of 400 and includes, Physicians and Surgeons, Dentists
and Dental Hygienists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Ophthalmologists, Podiatrists, Pharmacists and Ancillary
Professionals. These professionals have been drawn from some 20 countries. At least 90% of volunteers are of African
descent, tracing their heritage mainly from the Caribbean.
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