Welcome! I am Famatta Shaugnessy, the Founder and President of Caring Hands International (CHI). I was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa, and emigrated to the United States over 30 years ago with my husband and family.
Coming to the US was a terrific opportunity for me – I believe in education as a way of making the world a better place. Coming here enabled me to pursue my dream of becoming a Nurse, which I achieved in 2000 when I graduated from Windham Vocational School as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
After graduation, I worked hard in my career and then enrolled in the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. I graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I wanted to give back to society what this Great Nation had given to me.
In 2013, with the help of friends and family, Caring Hands International was born as a Non-Profit Organization. The goal of CHI is to help promote and provide Health Care Services wherever the need is, beginning in Liberia. The organization’s primary focus is on First Aid, Screening, Assessment, Education, Prevention, Health Maintenance, and Promotion.
My dream for the organization now includes the construction and operation of a clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. The recent Ebola crisis in 2014 made me even more aware of the need, and made me more determined to help.
Please join our mailing list and consider a donation to our organization to help us continue to build and provide help.