HaitiChildren began in 1994 when Susie Krabacher made her first trip to
Haiti and began helping the people of Cite Soleil. Today, HaitiChildren
has grown to care for over 1,500 people daily in our programs.
HaitiChildren is an organization that provides care and education to
abandoned, orphaned and disabled children in Haiti. In our 25 year
history, we have cared for Haiti’s most vulnerable children and
established a reputation for excellence in our comprehensive and
community-based programming. Including free water distribution to
HaitiChildren has developed systems and procedures that create a
healthy environment and work to bring about systemic and lasting
solutions for this overlooked population. We provide food, shelter,
education and most importantly, a loving environment that builds
character and integrity.
2000 Trees Planted
1500 + Beneficiaries of Daily Programs
224 Jobs Created
3 Water Wells Built
classes at a building on the facility’s original site in Port-au- Prince. It was evident that the surrounding community also needed quality schooling, while at the same time, HaitiChildren needed the approval and support of the community in order to remain a secure and safe place for staff and children. To address that imperative, HaitiChildren expanded its services and opened the John Branchizio School that today teaches 450 children in primary and secondary classes.
Today, HaitiChildren employs 224 nationals in jobs such as, teachers, doctors, nurses, therapists, house mother’s (continuous childcare), building engineers, accountants, cooks, and cleaning staff. The impact on the lives of the children in our program and the Haitians we employ is substantial and deep-in- many cases the difference between life and death, and in others, the difference between a life of poverty and a life of promise.
HaitiChildren has developed systems, procedures, and evaluation measures for all areas of our operations. Each service area includes an orientation and training segment for new employees. In our care facilities, for example, each child is evaluated with the goal of assessing his or her needs and then developing a care plan that will allow the child to become as independent and self-sufficient as possible within his or her own limitations.
HaitiChildren’s niche is the care of abandoned, disabled and orphaned children from birth to 18 years of age. Our operations have garnered worldwide attention and praise for the care we provide special needs children. Our over-arching objective is to expand care to more children around the country and to ensure sustainability of services for abandoned and disabled children. To reach that goal, we must disseminate our programs and help other non-governmental organizations along with Haitian government entities to improve their existing programs and begin new ones.