The Healing Haiti Values
Healing Haiti is a faith based non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to serving the poor, the vulnerable and the disadvantaged.
We believe each one of us have been put on earth for a unique God given purpose and that we have all been blessed with spiritual gifts along with time, talent and treasures that can, if we let them, flow through us to others.
Healing Haiti seeks to use our gifts and those of our team members so that God may bless those we serve. Most of our team members have been born into the U.S., the richest country in the world, each with different amounts of time, talent and treasures. The thing that we seem to have the least of is time.
Haiti is a country with 70-80% unemployment... one of the poorest in the world. Haiti has been blessed with many who have much time and talent... but little treasure. We believe it would be a misappropriation of our gifts and those of our Haitian brothers and sisters to bring mission teams to Haiti to do what Haitians can do themselves while the unemployed watch us work.
Whenever possible, Healing Haiti hires Haitians to do the work that needs to be done. To date, all projects that God has done through Healing Haiti have been built by Haitians. We come along side them to support them with our time, talents and treasures.
Healing Haiti is committed to be an 'all volunteer organization' stateside. We have no paid staff in the U.S. Over the last 5 years we have had less than 4% admin cost allowing 96%+ of each donation to make it into the mission field.
We believe some day, each of us will stand before the Lord and have to account for every penny that comes into our mission and so we strive to be godly stewards of His many blessings.
Construction of Phase One of Grace Village in Titanyen, Haiti is complete! It includes two dormitories, a cistern and a Feeding Center, a playground, basketball court, an aquaponic system, a mission family home, and a school. Fifty-eight children live at Grace Village and an additional 247 children attend school at Grace Village.
Construction on the Medical/Dental Clinic began this July and is scheduled to be complete first quarter of 2013. This clinic and its staff will provide medical care for the children of Grace Village and the people living in the surrounding community of Titanyen. This year's Give to the Max Day donations will be directed to the salaries of a full time doctor and two nurses at the Grace Clinic!
In Cite Soleil, the poorest slum in the western hemisphere, Healing Haiti is delivering fresh water, bucket by bucket to thousands of families each day, 6 days a week, without charge... people who have no electricity, no toilets and no running water. Healing Haiti runs a water truck that delivers 364,000 gallons of chlorinated water every month. That equals 87,000 gallons every week. Healing Haiti delivers each five gallon bucket of water for less than 3.5¢, while at the same time employing 4 Haitians to run and manage the truck so they can provide for their families.
Healing Haiti is providing emergency food relief to Haiti by partnering with Feed My Starving Children. Since 2008, Healing Haiti has delivered 682,000 meals, or 54 tons, to schools, orphanages and families in need.
Healing Haiti supports over 1,500 children in three schools. Reiser Heights in Lespinasse, Terra Promise in Cite Soleil and The Christian School for Poor Children in Titanyen. We help to raise funds to pay teachers salaries so that school fees can be low enough to allow even the poorest families to send their children to school.
Although life can be difficult and lonely for elderly, it is even more so for the elderly of Haiti who may have outlived their children and have no one to care for them. They are truly the “forgotten ones”. The ElderCare program of Healing Haiti supports 33 elderly in the village of Titanyen which is northwest of Port au Prince. The average mortality rate in Haiti is about 52 years of age, which is partially due to the lack of basic food, water, sanitation and human contact for the aged. Healing Haiti's Elder Care Program’s mission is to serve the elderly and handicapped by providing the gift of love through human contact as well as a Haitian version of “Meals on Wheels”. With this food program, elderly who once did not receive food or water every day are now eating and having fresh water each day.