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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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!

            

 

 

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 September 2!st to 25th. 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   

         

             

St Ann Parish, Avon, CT

289 Arch RD., Avon

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM  Get there early to get the best selection!!

                   

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 several month, the progress on the building continues.  The foundation wall is poured, and sealed, and the work is getting more vertical!

 

   

 Putting the sealant on the foundation wall.

Going Up!!!

 

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.

 

 

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

Phone: 860.800.3601
Email: [email protected]

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