Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Ride 2022Learn about our Bike Ride for Haiti 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
Annual GalaApril 23, 2022 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 an orphanage, as well as a neighborhood nutrition 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!

 

Fr. Matt and St. Mary's welcome James Michel

Board member James Michel traveled to Newmarket, New Hampshire to talk about Outreach to Haiti and seek their support. He received a warm welcome from Fr Matt Mason and the St Mary's parish, and used a personal anecdote to demonstrate the faith of the Haitian people before telling them about the work of Outreach. Our thanks to St Mary's for sharing his talk online! Hear his talk by clicking here

8th Annual Ride for Haiti!

The first seven rides have raised over $155,000 thanks to you, our generous donors. This has supported rebuilding our clinic as well as continuing our basic services that were significantly impacted by the pandemic.

The 8th ride this year will be October 10th to 14th.  After two years of staying within Connecticut due to Covid precautions, we are returning to our New England tour approach, starting in Maine and working our way down to CT, with the 337 mile ride taking us into all of the New England states except Vermont.

The need in Haiti continues to be extreme, and every dollar donated makes an impact.

This year will be special in another way.  Jim Hubert, a regular on the bike ride specializing in our Thursday ride to the Cathedral to meet with Bishop Cote and the students from St Patrick's school, will be turning 80.  He has joined us for 50 miles each year, but in light of turning 80 this year, he is inspired to commit to doing 80 miles with us.  "80 for Haiti".  If Jim can do 80 miles this year, can you do a day?  or more than a day?  Or simply donate to support Jim and the other riders?

If you are intereested in joining us for any of the ride you can contact Tom Campbell at [email protected], or Dan O'Sullivan at [email protected]

You can donate by clicking here.

Click here to see more about the ride 

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

Matching Grant Successful!

An anonymous donor pledged up to $2,000 to match donations from individual donors for the sole purpose of purchasing equipment for our new clinic.  The challenge was a tremendous success!  The matching grant ended up raising $8,400!  Thank you to all who donated and allowed for the purchase of much needed equipment for the clinic!

 

 

17th Annual Hope WITH Haiti

Thank You!!!

 

The 17th annual Hope With Haiti was held, virtually, February19-26.  It was a great success, thanks to your participation!  It raised $26,000 for OTH's work in Haiti.  Thank you all for your support and generosity!

 

 

 

 

Some special events coming up!                             

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Our craft items are  currently available at Mercy-By-The-Sea Retreat Center gift shop in Madison, CT. Call them for hours.   They are also available online at Haiti's-back-porch

7th Annual Golf Outing

  

 

For more informatino on the golf outing            click here!

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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