Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Ride 2021Learn about our Bike Ride for Haiti Learn More
Annual GalaApril 27, 2019 Learn More
Bishop Cote Visits HaitiCelebrating Mass at Christ Roi Learn More
HospitalityHospitality Learn More
EducationOpening doors to a better life Learn More
Medical CareOffering a hand to heal Learn More
TwinningUniting communities in faith Learn More
Food For ChildrenSustaining the hungry Learn More
OrphanagesProviding for the most vulnerable Learn More
Community DevelopmentHelping to build & restore Learn More
Emergency ReliefGiving aid in desperate times Learn More

Welcome to Outreach to Haiti

Outreach to Haiti has been working in the Caribbean nation for over 35 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.

Watch a video about our programs! 

 Raffle Results: There is a winner!

             

 

FOR THE LOVE OF A CHILD RAFFLE

The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry held its second annual raffle For the Love of a Child. The only prize was $10,000, and tickets were limited to 400 at $100 apiece. The drawing was held on Friday, November 5 at 12 noon at the Outreach Office in Norwich. In attendance were our Connecticut staff along with John Bouley, a member of the Board and Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain for Outreach to Haiti. Father Frank drew the winning ticket. And the lucky winner is----Peg, who took her first trip to Haiti 22 years ago and was so inspired that she and other members of her Parish in the Diocese of Norwich established a twinning relationship with Notre Dame de Lourdes in Port-au-Prince.

 

To see a video of the drawing, click here.

We are so very thankful to all of you who participated!

Thank you for giving the gift of hope to our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We are truly thankful for you! 

 

Donations of any amount are always gratefully received. May God bless you.

 

 

 7th Annual Ride for Haiti!

 

The 2021 ride was held October 11 through the 15th.

As with past years, the ride was a 5-day, 337-mile bike ride. This year, with the uncertainty around COVID restrictions, we again did all of our rides in Connecticut.

You can see the day-by-day report on the 2021 ride by clicking here.

You have continued the wonderful generosity you have shown in the past.  This year, $30,000 has been donated so far, bringing the 7 year total from the bike ride up to $155,000.  God bless you all!

 

As you would expect, it is never too late to donate. Click here to donate: Please Help Our Efforts by Donating Today 

 

Some special events coming up!                             

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Upcoming Haitian Craft Sales  - Nov. 20-21, St. Ann Parish, Avon, CT - come and see us there!  Other vendors as well - all Fairly Traded crafts from Haiti, Guatemala, Uganda and more.

         

 

   

Our items are also currently available at Mercy-By-The-Sea Retreat Center gift shop in Madison, CT. Call them for hours.   

Capital Campaign Update

Phase 1 Completed!

 

Thank you to our wonderful donors!

 

Phase 1 was officially completed in mid December!  The focus on finishing the building was initially on completing the office space, allowing us to move our offices out of rented space in October and to stop paying rent.  Finishing on the rest of the building followed, and a final inspection occurred in December, with clinic operations moving in right after. 

While achieving this milestone was a long time coming, it is also a huge achievement.  The success has been in spite of a presidential assasination with associated unrest, a pandemic, and occasional hurricanes.  It was possible due to the perserverance and dedication of our Haitian partners in the building project:  UGC Construction, headed by Jean-Renet Carier, La Promesse Construction, headed by Leandre Mondestin, and our oversight/liaison firm UOC/Proche, headed by Stephan Destin, with project managers Rose-Pascale Durosier and Ruddy Narcisse.  They have delivered a high quality building in very difficult circumstances.  Thank you!

We are greatly excited to be all together in this one building, and to have this wonderful foundation for our ministry in Haiti.

We still need to raise money for Phase 2 of the building which will make the building more energy efficient (shading, solar energy, fans, etc.), do a lot of finishing touches (exterior painting, two small exterioir buildings, parking lot etc.), and replace our very old and worn out generator

 Of course, all of this was made possible by the generosity of the many people who donated the money to enable us to build this wonderful structure.  Words can not adequately express our gratitude.

 

On this linked page, you can see pictures showing  the whole progression of the building.  Click here to see.

Outreach celebrates 35 years in Haiti!

Outreach to Haiti reached 35 years of service in Haiti in 2020.  We celebrated hat milestone on November 8, 2021, at Mercy High School in Middletown.  As with our 30th anniversary celebration, we honored several people who have significantly contirbuted to our mission in Haiti.  Those individuals are:

            Most Reverend Michael R Cote, D.D,

                       Ellen Flynn, RSM

                    Reverend Gerald Kirby

                     Mr Daniel E O'Sullivan

 

              Our inaugural Works of Mercy Award

                                    to 

               The Padre Pio Foundation of America

 

We thank all who joined us for this celebration, and contributed in honor of this anniversary.  It is your support that enables our ministry in Haiti.

 

You can still donate for our anniversary by clicking here

 

 

Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, Inc.
815 Boswell Ave.
Norwich, CT 06360

Phone: 860.800.3601
Email: [email protected]

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