Haitian Health Foundation, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 40 40 reviews 2,828
97 Sherman Street Norwich CT 06360 USA
The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF) is to improve the health and well-being of women, children, families and communities living in the greater Jérémie region through healthcare, education and community development.
health and well-being of women, children, families, and communities living in the greater Jérémie region
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Geographic areas served:
Rural southwestern Haiti
healthcare, education, and community development.
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I cannot express how devoted, dedicated, and unwavering HHF, their staff and administration (both in the USA and abroad) is to the people of Jeremie, Haiti. My father has been involved with this organization and boasting of their work for years and more recently I have been blessed/privileged to see their work first-hand while volunteering at their clinic in Haiti. It is nothing short of many miracles to see what affect their passion has had on these people. I've never had such a transparent experience with any other non-profit organizations, when it comes to knowing how my donations dollars are spent, which makes it that much easier to give. I cannot praise this organization enough.
I have been impressed and moved by the unwavering belief, compassion and support that the Haitian Health Foundation has for the people of Haiti. I volunteered for a field work week in 2004 with this charity, helping HHF provide dental and medical relief and programs to the people of southwest Haiti. I witnessed firsthand how donations to the Haitian Health Foundation are utilized to bring healing and hope to the people they serve and how HHF is training key people in these communities to be their own health advocates alongside the staff of HHF. Because of the solid infastructure of the Haitian Health Foundation clinic in Jéremie, Haiti, the resources of HHF are tapped, as in the event of the earthquake of 2010 and now Hurricane Mathew, beyond the daily needs of the immediate region that the charity serves. I cannot recommend a more purposeful , accountable and effective charity, an organization that gives hope to a population often forgotten.
The Haitian Health Foundation is the real deal. Extremely low overhead coupled with superior skill, care, and dedication make THIS the organization to whom your charitable givi g should be directed. I have personally volunteered with HHF in Haiti each year for the past 19 years and can vouch for the integrity and effectiveness of this wonderful charity. The Haitian Health Foundation employs almost 200 Haitians in the most hurricane damaged area of Haiti and truly is THE beacon of hope in the Jeremie area. The clinics of HHF survived the Hurricane very well but are about the only buildings that did. Please give money today to HHF.
Having been associated with this organization for the past five years, I am continually inspired by their benevolence and compassion for the people of rural Haiti. The commitment that Dr. Jeremiah Lowney and his family made in the 80s to serve Haiti's poor is just as strong today, as HHF will soon begin its 35th year in Jérémie. The hard-working staff in Haiti is now dealing with the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which destroyed the Jérémie area. The people living there are in need of help now more than ever. Haitian Health Foundation is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator. You can be assured that this non-profit operates with integrity and transparency, and they are absolutely worthy of your trust.
Words cannot describe the incredible family behind this foundation. Through a series of coincidences, I crossed paths with the Lowney family around 2006. We hosted many a Christmas fundraiser for Haiti in our home for the Haitian Health Foundation after that. In 2010 I opened Petite Chef...a place where kids come to bake their own party desserts. A donation of $10 is set aside for each birthday child so after 15 parties we purchase a goat for a family in Jérémie, Haiti. The kids love it and get to name the goat too! Marilyn Lowney is so kind..she always makes sure I get a photo of the goat being presented to the family so that I can show all the kids! We have had many children who know about this program and ask their friends to not bring them gifts, but to bring a donation so that they can buy a goat in honor of the birthday child. As of Oct. 2016 we are now raising funds for our 54th goat. The "Kids for Kids for Kids" (our kids, kids in Haiti, kid goats) has been a huge success. The work of this foundation is second to none. Deserving of many more than 5 Stars! Why not start a new tradition in your home this Christmas? Involve your kids! It's so important for our children to learn to give.
I served as a staff person in the Jeremie Clinic of Haitian Health Foundation in the late nineties and returned as a volunteer recently. The compassionate outreach in so many areas of need is amazing. The ministry encompasses service to patients in the Clinic, but also assists local people and those who live in surrounding villages with health care, housing, clean water, education of children, donated animals as a means for livelihood,and education of parents in childcare just to name some. I have witnessed and rejoiced in seeing the growth of this compassionate ministry grow from a clinic in Jeremie to serve thousands of people in surrounding areas where poverty is so evident.Dr Lowney and his staff are to be commended for their wonderful ministry.
The Haitian Health Foundation is extraordinary. It does what it says it will, and I know that because I serve on the Board, and more importantly have been going to the place where it works-Jeremie, Haiti-, as a volunteer physician for 27 years.
The Administration under President Dr Jeremiah Lowney, CEO Marilyn Lowney, and In-Country Administrator Nadesha Mijoba are peerless in their dedication and effective hard work.
The hurricane Matthew has devastated this precise area of Haiti. The peoples' losses are very great. HHF has been there for the residents of town and mountain for 30 years. They are trusted and depended upon, and indeed are leading recovery efforts right now.
Whatever we can donate will , assuredly, be properly and efficaciously used.
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I learned of the Haitian Health Foundation back in 1997. Dr. Jerry Lowney, President of the HHF was a good friend of my dad's. My father had poor health and was never able to make the trip to Haiti to volunteer. He asked if I would consider going in his place as he knew of the great things that were being done by the HHF. My wife and I made the trip and were astonished at the need for assistance the poor in Jeremie needed, but were equally astonished how the HHF met the needs and how efficient and organized this organization was carrying out the work. Since that first visit I have been back to volunteer many times and have seen how things have improved in Jeremie and the surrounding areas through the HHF efforts. In a place where usually well intentioned organizations try to accomplish things, many times nothing results. Not the case with HHF. In addition to the healthcare the HHF provides, this organization runs so many projects such as feeding and nutrition programs, housing, livestock and education. These projects are done and done right. The HHF's overhead is low and I have seen first hand that every dollar donated directly benefits the poorest of the poor. Over the years I have watched new programs and projects evolve and become successful. Programs that help teach recipients to help themselves and in the long run show them a life with dignity and purpose. We all love winners and the Haitian Health Foundation is a winner. I never dreamed back in 1997 what a great gift my dad gave me by sending me down to the HHF in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew was certainly a set back, however the HHF will rebuild what damage they incurred and are already helping the people of Jeremie and surrounding areas rebuild their lives as well. I can't ever see myself not supporting the Haitian Health Foundation.
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Fourteen years ago I had the priveledge of finding out about the Haitian Health Foundation's work and after calling them and "interviewing" them they passed my test. That means most of every dollar you donate goes directly to the poor folks suffering from third world country issues. I have been supporting the same family in the Save a Family program for 14years, bought a few Happy House for special people a latrine and a bunch of goats. I dont waste my money on gifts that land in the landfill....I like to get and give real GIFTS....those that help people with their health, women with their babies, smart nutrition programs and more. I have toured the humble home base and these folks are all dedicated to the mission of helping the people inJeremie. I am their biggest cheerleader and if I could give them 10 stars, I would give them 11.
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I began giving to this charity after my father died and left me a little pot of money. I wanted a portion of it to go to a legitimate charity so I began my search which ended in prayer. I asked God to show me what charity was doing good work and not wasting money. Then I put the tv on and there was a spot on EWTN that showed what the Lowneys do in Jeremie. I loved the humble beginings but I was still not convinced so I wrote down all my questions/concerns and sent an e-mail to Marilyn and she answered everything. Thus began a love affair with the Haitian Health Foundation and the Haitian people....that continues to this day. It is the real deal for sure and it's good for your heart. Even your cholesterol will improve! LOL. just kidding.
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HHF is one charity that my husband and I make sure to give to every year. I have seen their maternal care facility in Haiti and they are really saving lives. These women would be left to deliver their babies in the most rural areas and in high-risk medical situations.
When we donate and ask for a Happy House to be built, we know it gets built. That is life-changing for a family. I feel certain that HHF does good with every penny, which is why I encourage my friends and family to give also.