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! 

 

Some special events coming up!                             

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7th Annual Ride for Haiti!

The 2021 ride started today, October 11, and will continue through this Friday Oct. 15th

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

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

It is still not too late to ride this year! To ride on one or more days, contact Dan at [email protected] 

You have been wonderfully generous in the past. We have raised a total of over $125,000 during the six annual rides. This year, with the pandemic, we need your support more than ever. If you are in a position to do so, please donate!

Click here to donate: Please Help Our Efforts by Donating Today

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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.   

Outreach celebrates 35 years in Haiti!

Outreach to Haiti reached 35 years of service in Haiti in 2020.  We are celebrating that milestone on November 8, 2021, at Mercy High School in Middletown.  As with our 30th anniversary celebration, we are honoring 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

 

Due to the covid Pandemic, a celebration was deferred until this year.  While things are still uncertain around the Delta and other variants, we decided we had reached the time to move forward.  In light of the pandemic, and for the comfort and safety of all participants,  we respectfully request that all attendees be vaccinated.

 

For ticket information, or to purchase a ticket online, you can click here

Capital Campaign Update

Construction continuing - Despite pandemic and civil unrest

Construction on the Norwich Outreach Center in Christ Roi, Haiti, has continued despite great challenges.  While work has slowed at times, and stopped at others, our construction firms have pushed the work forward as quickly as possible, without unduly endangering the workers.  That has resulted in good progress, as shown in the drone shot below.

Phase 1 of the building, which gets the building to the point where we can start to use it, is still projected to be late in 2021- this is despite the delta variant wreaking havoc in Haiti, and the assasination of the president creating great uncertainty and unrest.  Staff, both in Connecticut, and in Haiti, are getting excited to see the building so close to utilization.

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

 

         

We are very thankful for all the generous donors who have enabled us to get to this point, and excited at the prospect of moving in.                        

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.

Earthquake Strikes Haiti

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Please keep Haiti and its people in your prayers after they suffered a major earthquake at 8:29 this morning. The earthquake was a magnitude 7.2 tremor followed by a 5.2 aftershock 20 minutes later. The area struck was in Western Haiti, about 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, and about 80 miles southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. One news source said the earthquake was felt at least 200 miles from the epicenter.
 
It is too early to tell how much damage was caused and how many people have died in southwestern Haiti. Hard facts are still coming in, but some sources say there are at least 227 fatalities and extensive damage.

It has only been about 11 years since Haiti suffered major damage and devastating fatalities from the earthquake that hit the country and leveled most of the capital city including our buildings, which were damaged beyond repair.
 
Today our Director of Operations in the Christ Roi (Christ the King) neighborhood of Port-au-Prince shared the following::  "There is lots of damage in the south part of the country, but in the metropolitan area, it seems that there is no significant damage recorded."

We hope you will support the many groups from the United States and other countries, including us, who serve in Haiti to help the millions of men, women, and children who need food, shelter, medical care, and education.

The power of prayer is strong so please pray for Haiti as our Haitian friends move forward despite the many, many challenges they continue to face. As we recently shared, a Haitian friend reminded us: “We are under God’s protection. We must keep our minds positive and do what we have to do.”

We will provide updates on the current situation in Haiti.
 

 

 

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

Phone: 860.800.3601
Email: [email protected]

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