Helping Haitians Help Haitians
Annual GalaApril 27, 2019 Learn More
Bishop Cote Visits HaitiCelebrating Mass at Christ Roi Learn More
HospitalityHospitality Learn More
Ride 2018Learn about our Bike Ride for Haiti 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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4th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament 

 

Outreach to Haiti is holding its 4th Annual Golf Tournament at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 8, 2019.  Join the Outreach Board, staff, friends and supporters on 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

            

 To download a registration form, Click here

 

5th Annual Ride for Haiti!

Not too Early to plan to Join Ride 2019!

 

It is time to start planning on joining us for the annual Ride to Rebuild. 2019 will be the fifth year a small team from Outreach toHaiti will do a 5-day, 337-mile bike ride, touching five of the six New England states. The ride will be September 16 through 20.  We ride to raise awareness and funds to support our mission in Haiti.

Veteran riders Tom Campbell, Ron Paine, Jim Hubert, Tim McLachlan, and Dan O'Sullivan are looking for more riders to join them!

You can see a day by day description of the 2018 ride by clicking here.

The ride raised $16,500 in 2018. In the four years of the ride, it has raised almost $70,000. Join us to help push the total close to $100,000!

If interested in finding out more, contact Dan at [email protected]

 

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Upcoming Craft Sales   

                   

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

Capital Campaign Update

Construction well under way!

The construction started in March is now well underway.  The excavator, and other equipment rolled onto the Christ Roi property on March 9, and started work on March 10.  Because of the difficulty of moving large vehicles on the narrow, crowded streets in Port-au-Prince, movement of equipment, supplies and removal of dirt has to occur on the weekend when there is less traffic. While demonstrations have closed much of Haiti down at times over the last seveeral month, the progress on the building continues.  There is a veritable rebar forest on the site now, as all the foundation work is being laid out.

 


Rebar for columns and walls nearing completion

6-25-19  Exciting step!!  The concrete pour starts

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.  (Due to technical difficulties, we can not add the pictures now, but will soon.)

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.

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. Watch the interview 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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