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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6th Annual Outreach to Haiti Golf Tournament

Outreach to Haiti's 6th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Wintonbury Hills in Bloomfield, CT, on September 11, 2021.

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.  This is where the golf tournament has been held each year, and all have had a wonderful time at it!

Click here for the registration and sponsorship forms.

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7th Annual Ride for Haiti!

The 2021 ride is scheduled for October 11-15.

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

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

If interested in finding out more, including being contacted 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   

         

             

Due to Covid-19 our upcoming Craft Sales have been cancelled. In the meantime our items are available at Mercy-By-The-Sea Retreat Center gift shop in Madison, CT. Call them for hours.   

UPDATE: Mercy-by-the-Sea is currently closed for at least a couple of weeks. Again, call to see if they are open.

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.
 

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.

 

 

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

Phone: 860.800.3601
Email: [email protected]

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