Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Ride 2019Learn 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 30 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! 

 

Some special events coming up!                             

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TICKETS $30 PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT, WINE, BEER, SODA AND A GOOD TIME!

 

    

4th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament 

 Tournament raised over $5,000 to help fund Outreach Programs in Haiti.

Outreach to Haiti held its 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 8, 2019.  The Outreach Board, staff, friends and supporters enjoyed a wonderful New England mid-September day.

Wintonbury Hills is a Pete Dye course, rated the #5 Municipal Course in the US by Golf.com, the #11 Course in New England by Golfweek, and is on the list of the top 10 Pete Dye Golf courses by GolfAdvisors.com

Winning foursone is pictured below!

      The 5th Annual Tournament is Saturday, September 12, 2020.  It is again at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield.  

 

 

5th Annual Ride for Haiti!

To Date:  Donations of $20,332.50! 

The Ride to Rebuild was September 16th to 20th, 2019. This was the fifth year a small team from Outreach to Haiti did a 5-day, 337-mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states. The ride is to raise awareness and funds to support our mission in Haiti.  To see more details on the Ride, click here.

You can see a day by day description of the 2019 ride by clicking here.

The 2020 ride will be October 18th through 23rd. If interested in finding out more, contact Dan at [email protected] 

Thank you for your Wonderful Generosity!

 

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Upcoming Haitian Craft Sales   

         

             

 

Next scheduled sale will be April 25, 2020 at CT Walks for Haiti, St. Peter Claver Church in West Hartford, CT.   In the meantime our items are available at Mercy-By-The-Sea Retreat Center gift shop in Madison, CT.  Call them for hours.

                   

Capital Campaign Update

Construction Resumes

Construction progressed well through most of the Spring and Summer of 2019, but came to a halt in the Fall of 2019, due to political demonstrations which halted virtually all activities in Haiti for most of the fall. Construction resumed on the Norwich Outreach Center in mid-December (just in time for the Christmas break!).  It was the first construction project, out of 13 managed by our oversight firm, to get fully up to speed.  The pictures below show the current state of the building. 

Dan O'Sullivan and Jim Brahm, members of the Building Committee,  are going down to Haiti at the end of February to meet with the oversight firm and construction firms, and go over progress, revised timelines, finances, and additional decisions to be made as we approach finishing stages late in the year.

   

  View of Building against neighbors up the hill

 

First Floor work

 

Retaining Wall

 

On a linked page, we will keep adding to pictures so you can see the whole progression of the building.  Click here for more details. 

 

Susan Wallace - New Executive Director Starts!

              

Susan Wallace has been named as Executive Director of Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti, to replace retiring Executive Director Dan O'Sullivan. 

The organization is pleased to have a one month overlap between the two, with Susan having started June 3, 2019, and Dan being on board through the end of June.  Susan is quickly getting up to speed - being tutored by super-volunteers Dennis and Sue Petruzzi, as well as Dan.

Susan was the unanimous choice of the search committee, and has great experience for the job, with educational, non-profit and diocesan work in her background.  Click here for a shortened biography of Susan to get to know the new Executive Director.  Susan is eager to get to know and work with the many people involved with Outreach.
 

Dan O'Sullivan - Retiring as Executive Director

Outgoing Executive Director Dan O'Sullivan described his five years with Outreach as an enriching and spiritually rewarding experience.  He thanks the many supporters of Outreach, including Bishop Cote,  the Board, the volunteers, all the twins, and the many donors that make the work of Outreach possible.  He notes that a tremendous amount has been accomplished, over the last five years, but the need in Haiti is so great  that much more needs to be done.  He will continue to be involved with Outreach in a volunteer capacity.  Click here for a description of some of what you all have accomplished over the last five years.

Accomplishments

Bishop Cote visit

Bishop Michael R Cote visited Haiti from January 30 to February 2, 2017.  While there, he celebrated mass with staff, neighbors, and program participants, performed a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Norwich Outreach Center, visited two Haitian twins (a parish and an orphanage),  met with three bishops, and more!

To see a full account of the trip, with photos, click 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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