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San Anselmo
California 94960

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Programs: Our programs reflect a holistic approach to child development. Since the inauguration of the Pazapa Center, Siloe has supported a broad range of services and projects there. The orthopedic program provides treatment and rehabilitation for the physically disabled; visually impaired children attend boarding school in Port-au-Prince; the Pazapa School provides special education, education of the hearing impaired, stimulation activities, and recreation to special-needs children and education to family members to encourage ongoing, effective home care. All children enrolled at the Pazapa Center receive health care, nutritional supplements, hot meals, and family education on hygiene, first aid, and nutrition. Adult programs include family planning, sewing, and cooking courses. Pazapa has also facilitated independent, small commercial ventures to provide job opportunities for Pazapa client families, such as a fruit-drying project. Pazapa has initiated an outreach program partnering with rural communities to help them assess and support their special-needs children.

Pazapa/the Siloe Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Pazapa Center for handicapped children in the city of Jacmel, Haiti. The Pazapa Center''s mission is to provide support to disbled children and their families and to help these children integrate into the community at large.

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I have known of Pazapa for many years but have been privileged for the past 3 years to be a PT volunteer at their program. Living in Haiti is hard enough without the challenges that children and families with special needs experience--Pazapa is the saving grace for many families who face these added... more »
To see the smiling faces of the children at the Pazapa center, even under their exsisting situation, made me realized that "why sweating about the small stuff in life". As a Volunteer with Team Canada Healing Hands, i had the honour and privilege to work as a Translator with Dr McGlynn and his wife ... more »
My husband and I have been supporting Pazapa in many ways since the late 1990s. Fred is an orthopedist and I am a teacher and a mom and a granny who loves all kinds of babies! We just returned from a trip there and I continue to be in awe of the work that is done there! I had the privilege of ... more »
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