Our urban clinic is located in the area of Los Anonas in San Jose, Costa Rica and serves over 8 surrounding neighborhoods. The area is largely immigrant settlers from neighboring Nicaragua with roughly 5000 inhabitants. Although, there is running water and electricity to some homes, most of the homes have no windows or floors. Many of the homes are less than 500 sq. ft. and have as many as 8-12 people living in them.
Our rural clinic located in the northern Guanacaste region of Costa Rica opened in March 2011 and immediately filled the complete lack of health care for a very rural area. CWB is proud to partner with Cresciendo Juntos (translated as growing together as a community), a pioneering community relations program that is part of a greater social responsibility philosophy.
Both clinics offer preventative health care, health education, dental care and psychological services.
Introducing the Casa Club:
The community of Leon XIII has long been considered one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Costa Rica; one which is ruled by drug dealers and littered with addicts. It’s been called a ‘No Man’s Land’ as law enforcement is nonexistent and social services are largely absent. Until recently, the only police outpost was a small guard shack in which the patrol units would lock themselves in at night. A joint effort to provide the children and families of this area with a community recreation center where they can get off the violent streets, enjoy a class like karate or English lessons, or just hang out with friends in a safe environment is now a reality in the Casa Club. (For more information on the Casa Club please click here.)
Organizations that work with and support
- University of Costa Rica Medical School
- UCIMED Medical School in Costa Rica
- US Embassy in Costa Rica
- UN High Counsel on High Refugees
- Caritas Brazilian Nuns
- Harvest Hands
- Costa Rican Ministry of Health
- The Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Cresciendo Juntos
- Pennisula Papagayo