About Us

Our Mission

Millennium delivers intelligent compassion to people in complex situations by supporting a network of both small local teams and full-fledged development programs to respond to needs at the local level.

We believe that our strategy is an effective and empowering approach to relief and development.  We do not implement pre-packaged development programs. Rather, Millennium field partners acknowledge the unique needs and circumstances of various groups of people and begin by listening to, and engaging with communities, often through professional connections, followed by thoughtful assessment. Projects are borne from these conversations and the opportunities that arise.

This approach strives to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy, centralized control and costly administration. Millennium’s Houston and Canadian headquarters support programs conceived and implemented by field workers who live and work among the people they serve. Millennium field partners represent a diversity of backgrounds including medicine, science, education, engineering, technology, and business.

What We Do

Community Development

Our Community Development projects address the many and various challenges that people face in under resourced settings. From helping small businesses start through micro-lending; to agricultural projects that empower women and improve community nutrition; to sponsoring visiting experts to  improve the education of professionals in urban centers, our teams strive to respond intelligently and with compassion, to the unique needs of the people they serve.


Working together with local medical teams and health systems, Millennium healthcare partners often focus their projects on addressing the medical and education needs of the communities in which they live.


Disaster Relief

Natural and human-caused disasters are chaotic and often result in long-term destabilization for a community or nation. Millennium field partners work to bring immediate aid in response to disaster. Workers may collaborate with local government or NGOs to develop solutions.

mobile dentistry clinic in N. Africajob training for human trafficking survivors in Indiawomen's center in Iraqmicrolending in multiple regionsaquaponics & sustainable agriculture in Egypt & the Maldiveschildren's homes in India & Nepal


James Clark

COO and Chairman
James Clark has provided management, legal and financial services since co-founding the organization in December 1997. He practiced law in Canada and the US, and is a member of the New York Bar Association. He previously was a legal consultant to a member of the Saudi royal family, advised Lebanese clients in Canada, and Kurdish clients in Istanbul. James received a BA in Classics from Boston University and a LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in International Law and Finance. He pursued advanced studies at the University of Oxford. Raised in Canada and England, he speaks three European languages. James and his wife have two children and live in Texas.

William (Bill) Koops

Bill Koops formed Millennium in 1997 after serving the Kurds of Northern Iraq as a humanitarian aid worker for six years with his wife, Teresa. Bill was project director for several U.S. government, UN and private contracts. Many of the concepts for the genesis of Millennium came from their experience in relief and development work. From 1991 to 1997, he assisted Kurds in Northern Iraq over the whole evolution of the crisis, from refugee flight to the mountains through long-term development in the unstable region of Northern Iraq. They were adopted into an extended Kurdish Muslim clan, giving them a unique knowledge and perspective. In 1997, he assisted refugee Kurds in Houston to acclimate to the US. Bill speaks Kurdish and Arabic. A graduate of Rice University with a degree in electrical engineering, Bill was a digital hardware engineer for a Houston engineering firm. Bill and his wife have three children and live in Houston, Texas.

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5233 Bellaire Blvd
Ste B-358
Bellaire, TX 77401