Dr. Rick Hodes, M.D. received his medical training in Rochester and Baltimore. He was honored with a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Addis Ababa in 1985 and has spent the last 2 decades in Africa saving lives. Dr. Rick, as he is affectionately called in Ethiopia, is on staff at hospitals in Addis [...]
AIDS Orphanage and Women’s Program August 2013 EFF is helping to support an organization named Bete – Se’ida in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which has two projects: we help run an orphanage for children and babies who have AIDS or are HIV positive and we help young women who are HIV positive and have [...]
The Ethiopian Family Fund joined Mending Kids International on it’s third pediatric cardiac mission trip. December 26, 2012 – January 6, 2013 EFF and MKI returned to the Cardiac Center of Ethiopia (CHFE) run by Dr. Belay Abegaz. CHFE is a free-standing mission building on the grounds of the Black Lion Hospital. This facility [...]
The Hodes family is excited to host 12 year old twins from Ethiopia when they will have foot and hand surgery at Shriners Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. The boys were born with webbed hands and feet. “We are so excited for them to come and live with us…I hope they can play soccer!!!” exclaimed [...]
DEAN, MATT AND CARLY HODES…..ANTHONY AND MICHAEL BRUNO… These young teens spent their Christmas and New Years holiday (2012/2013) in Ethiopia helping the children of Ethiopia. The teens spent their mornings in the hospital comforting children who were about to receive open heart surgery. They also had the opportunity to scrub up and see a [...]
In 1985, a young American doctor by the name of Rick Hodes (http://rickhodes.org) set out to make a difference in the lives of Ethiopians by giving a year of his life to serving them. What he didn’t expect was that the people of Ethiopia would capture his heart and never let him go, transforming him [...]
The Ethiopian Family Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to the development of sustainable education and healthcare programs that positively impact children and their families while respecting the cultural integrity of communities in Ethiopia. EFF originated from the desire to help Dr. Rick Hodes.
Originally, Rick Hodes planned to stay in Africa for only a year, but upon seeing the dire needs of the African people and knowing that he was uniquely qualified to help them, Rick Hodes, M.D. stayed. Dr. Rick,” as he is affectionately called in Ethiopia, received his medical training in Rochester and Baltimore, graduated [...]