Central American Relief Efforts

Providing Medical and Dental since 1988

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Our Mission

Cape CARES is a Honduran nonprofit humanitarian organization. We
maintain no religious or political
affiliation. We endeavor to deliver
high quality community-based care to people living in rural Honduras, including team-centered primary
care, medical and dental treatment,
preventive care, health education and training for the local communities.

It's Good to be Back

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After a very successful return to San Marcos, Cape CARES Board of Directors and volunteers are preparing for a full return to both clinics in 2022! We will need your help this giving season to ensure that we can; properly restock our clinics with pharmaceuticals and supplies, hire local hondurans to help with patient flow, and provide culturally conscious medical and dental care free of charge to our patients in Honduras.

By donating to Cape CARES, you will be providing direct funds to ensure the safety of our patients, community, and volunteers as we return to our Honduran clinics.


Cape CARES is now accepting stock donations through Cocatalyst. Click the Cocatalyst button below to donate stocks today!  


Our Work


Access to health and dental care has always been limited in Honduras, however, due to COVID-19 and the influx of hospitalizations, access became nearly impossible for the past year and a half. Especially for those who have a difficult time traveling long distances for health or financial reasons. For most of Cape CARES patients, our brigades are their only access to healthcare for the year, making our presence more important than ever.

After being away from our clinics for 2 years, Cape CARES returned to San Marcos in October 2021 and had what most volunteers called, "the most successful brigade of their Cape CARES career."  Gearing up for 2022, our first task will be to return to Los Encinitos. We will, once again, extend our brigade by a few days to maximize the amount of patients we see for the week and try to see the most vulnerable patients in the communities. After a very successful however expensive return to San Marcos, Cape CARES will need your help this giving season! We want to ensure that we can; properly restock our clinics with pharmaceuticals and supplies, hire local hondurans to help with patient flow, and provide culturally conscious medical and dental care free of charge to our patients in Honduras. Thanks to all of our amazing supporters, we know we can have a successful 2022! 


Prenatal Vitamin Program

Prenatal vitamins are essential for pregnant and lactating mothers. Cape CARES is working with the communities that surround our clinics to ensure that every women has access to prenatal vitamins.

Get Involved

We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Cape C A R E S Central American Relief Efforts. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Organization and help bring medical and dental care to thousands of people in Honduras.

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The Board of Directors at Cape CARES stands in solidarity against Racism

We support those who are speaking out against the longstanding pattern of systemic racism in the United States resulting in violent deaths of Black People and serious health disparities in Black Communities.

We understand that systemic racism also affects the health of people and communities around the world including Black and Non-Black Honduran people in the communities that we accompany in Honduras.

We commit

  • to act intentionally to disband racist structures and practices,

  • to align with global best practices by following the ideals of collaborative community involvement in Honduras,

  • to actively work to diversify our board and our volunteers, and

  • to continue antiracist education and practices within our organization

Partner with Us

Our goal is to provide the best possible care to our patients in Honduras, which includes community participatory actions. Cape CARES has developed a Community First program which increases our reach and scope of our work. We are looking for individuals like you to sponsor a community and provide support to our volunteers and the communities we serve. 

Volunteer in Honduras

Join a Cape CARES team and experience a week of service and camaraderie that will change your life! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and represent 43 states and 5 foreign countries. Whether your expertise is dental, medical, optical, translation, fundraising, teaching, we invite you to join us. Come be part of a Cape CARES team!

Make a Donation

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, and every little bit counts towards providing medical and dental care to our friends in Honduras.

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“We seemed to have a very high number of young children and families this year. Many

families came for well visits and were in absence of

major health problems, evidence of a primary pediatric care model.”

Quote from a Volunteer

Contact US

po box 709

Rockland, MA 02370


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