I have been working on and off with The Haitian Health Foundation since their inception. I started as a student volunteer and have had the privilege of volunteering as a dentist since 1991. I met my husband through volunteering in Haiti and we now have 4 teenage daughters that have all gone with us. It is a wonderful organization. We feel honored to be able to help because it has nourished our family in so many ways to have the opportunity to help our close neighbors that have so much need. This organization makes volunteering seamless and safe. We look forward to many more productive years involved with them. The dental services that they provide rival those in the United States. The facility is modern and a pleasure to work in. I would encourage you to look into volunteering at this modern, clean and friendly organization.
The Haitian Health Foundation is a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor in Jeremie and the surrounding rural area. I was given the honor of being able to travel with the HHF to Jeremie, Haiti and I witnessed firsthand how well equipped the HHF is to handle a variety of urgent needs such as neonatal and maternal care, dentistry, education, sanitation, housing, proper nutrition, and so much more. Just about every dollar donated goes directly to the people of Haiti and I cannot think of a more deserving non-profit organization to donate my time and money to. The experience that I have had, and continue to do so, far exceeds any expectation which is why I continue to volunteer for 5 years and counting!
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.
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.
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.
I love this charity. I have been on dental missions with HHF the last 4 years and I am scheduled to go again in 2017. The staff couldn't be nicer and the vast majority of the donations get to where it needs to be, the poor people of Jeremie. My wife and I sponsor a family and buy goats for poor families in lieu of Christmas presents for each other. I have no reservations recommending this charity to my friends and relatives.
My family have had the privaledge of serving our underserved neighbors in Haiti through the Haitian Health Foundation by being volunteers and donors. Having gone on a mission trip myself with HHF, I was able to experience first hand how well this charity is run in distributing donations to those in such great need. I had the pleasure of meeting in one of the villages served, one of the families who received a Happy House in place of their previous hovel. The gratitude is real and the step up in quality of life is, undeniably for some, a factor in survival. There is follow up when a donation is made for a specific need, such as a Happy House, or a goat, etc comes in the form of an actual picture of the family helped at their new dwelling or with their newly given livestock, so one knows that the money has gone perfectly as directed in their gift (I have heard of some folks going on a mission trip and having the opportunity to meet the family in person!). Attending a container packing event closer to home, one sees how a variety of needs is met by the diversity of food, clothing, building materials, etc. going into the sea-going containers. The work is never-ending, and the dedication of the staff in Haiti and in the states is unwavering and with the large effort of many volunteers added is a beautiful sight to behold.
I volunteered from time to time for this organization while I lived in CT. I have rarely seen such dedicated and honest people who cared so deeply for the cause they worked for. I know my time & donations that I gave to HHF directly benefited the people of Haiti and that I helped a wonderful organization and as small as my gifts were, that they were appreciated.