Our Model of Service
Families offer the best hope of a nurturing environment for developing children. In Haiti however, providing for children and for their education is often a challenge. Our programs strive to keep families together with education and counseling aimed to empower families to achieve long-term success. By working with children and their families, we strengthen their ability to thrive together and generate stronger communities.
Breaking the cycle that separates families
Research shows that more than 80% of children in orphanages worldwide are, in fact, not true orphans but rather separated from their families due to poverty and discrimination. Children who grow up in orphanages often suffer from psychological, social and developmental delays. In the long-term, children need the social structure and parental relationship for healthy development.
Our ultimate goal is to break the orphanage cycle through partner engagement that will allow us to extend our services. We work with other Haitian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, and like-minded organizations who support the delivery of services in several program areas. Partner engagement builds long-term success by providing opportunities to strengthen and empower families and young adults through education, generation of small businesses, and developing practical economic solutions.
Because every child deserves to grow up in loving, nurturing family environment.
Empowering Haitians to serve Haitians
Our efforts on the ground are led by local Haitian staff with support of US-based staff for operational expertise. We also work closely with local organizations and businesses providing services and resources that benefit and enhance our programs. By working with individuals like local farmers and partnering with professionals providing psycho-social services, we are stimulating the economy and supporting change at the local level.