Welcome to Outreach to Haiti
Outreach to Haiti has been working in the Caribbean nation for over 25 years. We offer health care services, student sponsorships and other educational support, parish twinning, support of two orphanages, as well as a neighborhood meal program for children. For travelers to Haiti, we have a guest house, where you can stay short- or long-term. We also arrange immersion visits for traveling groups to learn about Haiti - its people, culture and land.
Our For the Love of a Child Gala was a special evening - you can see photos on our Events and News page. Take a look!
Some special events coming up!
Televised interview with James Michel and Dan O'Sullivan
The Knights of Columbus have a monthly feature on WTNH to spotlight a charity. Board Chair James Michel and Director Dan O'Sullivan were interviewed in their New Haven studio. Video taken on their recent trip to Haiti was featured as well.
Outreach to Haiti celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday, November 7. The festivities included mass celebrated by Bishop Cote, reception, dinner, silent auction, and an award program.
The Honorees were:
Most Reverend Daniel P. Reilly
Monsignor James Carini
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Petruzzi
To read the program from the event, including profiles of the honorees, click here
Ride To Rebuild
This fall, a small team from the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti completed a six-day, 339 mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states. The ride was undertaken to raise awareness and funds in order to rebuild facilities in Haiti. The course included stops at all of the parishes/schools in Connecticut that are twinned with Haiti. It is not too late to donate; click here.
Confirmation Class Raises funds!
The 2016 Confirmation class of St. Catherine of Siena in Preston, CT raised $1,170 for the Ride to Rebuild. The confirmation class holds a fundraiser each year. The 2016 class chose between several options presented to them, and chose to support the rebuilding of the clinic and mission house for Outreach to Haiti. They held a walk-a-thon on Sunday October 18, collecting pledges from parishioners, family and friends. Many thanks for your compassion and efforts! You are helping change lives!!
See the Fox News story on our ride, click here.
Board Meeting in Haiti
The Board met in Haiti in early October. We started our day with liturgy praying for the success of our Mission and a fruitful meeting with each other and the staff here. Then we went down to Christ Roi where we toured the neighborhood we serve with our Health Agents, met with the Clinic Staff, visited a school attended by a number of our sponsored students, and finished with a Board and Staff party.
Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, Inc.
815 Boswell Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: 860.887.1019 ext. 817
Email: [email protected]
Outreach to Haiti Capital Campaign
Outreach to Haiti Capital Campaign
Campaign Goal - $350,000
Raised as of 12/15/2015 - $255,000
A sincere thank you to Bishop Cote (click here to read Bishop Cote's letter) for assisting us in reaching out to the Norwich parishes and a heartfelt thank-you to those parishes who have invited us to speak. So far we have been warmly welcomed by the following pastors and communities:
Fr. Joe De Costa – St. Lawrence in Killingworth
Fr. James Thaikoottathil – St. Sebastian in Middletown
Fr. Mike Phillippino – St. John in Middletown
Fr. Dennis Perkins – St. Mary, St. Michael the Archangel and St. Thomas Moore in Stonington
Fr. Roland Cloutier – All Saints in Somerville
Fr. Jan Swiderski – Notre Dame in Durham and St. Coleman in Middlefield
Fr. Laurence LaPointe – St. Joseph in Williamantic
Fr. David Choquette – Most Holy Trinity in Pomfret and St. Mary in Putnam
Fr. Michael Gill – Sacred Heart in Norwichtown
Fr. C. Paul Boudreau - St. Mary in Portland
Fr. Richard Sliwinski - St. Mary of Czestochova in Middletown
Fr Bob Buongirno - Divine Mercy Community
Fr Tadeusz Zadorozny - St John in Plainfield and St Augustine in Canterbury
Msgr Donohue - St Matthias in East Lyme
Fr. Gerry Kirby - St. Patrick in East Hampton
3rd grade girl holds fund raiser!
Joy is on the far right.