Healing Hands For Haiti Foundation Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Education, Health, International

Location: P O Box 521800 Salt Lake City UT 84152 USA

Mission: Healing Hands for Haiti Foundation is dedicated to fostering the expansion and quality of rehabilitation services for the benefit of physically disabled children and adults in Haiti. We operate on the principle that the best way to serve the people of Haiti is to enable them to help themselves. Healing Hands for Haiti neither condemns nor promotes any political organization or any religious ideology.
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Rating: 4 stars  

I visited Healing Hands for Haiti in October, 2010, I was amazed by the work the volunteers and staff were doing in Haiti. I am a Haitian American and was trully moved by the difference that they are making in the country. Haiti is in huge need of rehabilitation and medical help so Healing Hands for Haiti plays an important role in the country.

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I did not spent a lot of days in Haiti, I only went for 3 days but during the three days I was able to meet some great individuals with wonderful hearts. so my experience with the organization was great. I hope to return and volunteer with Healing Hands for Haiti in the future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization is functioning well in Haiti, so I do not think, that it needs any changes.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I recenlty returned from spending 9 days in Haiti (Oct. 2010) This was my second trip with Healing Hands. Healing Hands was well organized with great assignments, secure housing and awesome food. This organization is well run in helping Haiti. I will go again to volunteer with this group.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent 9 days in Port-au-Prince with Healing Hands (HHH) in 2007. Everything about my experience was positive - from travel to my service to building relationships with resident and volunteers who enthusiastically serve both disabled clients needing prosthetic applicances and students and staff striving to learn and improve their lives. The goal is for to provide independence and local self-sustaining growth. HHH also works with orphanages to improve the care and well-being of countless disabled children. HHH has enabled change and provided hope for many years. The hard work that led to a well-respected and staffed clinic must not stop. The entire campus was destroyed during the earthquake, donations are needed to rebuild the clinic and the hospital that was ready for ground-breaking at the time of the earthquake. Donations are used wisely and frugally, leveraged with great dedication and sacrifice on the part of both native and global volunteers and staff. The organization's size and culture enables real change and healing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I witnessed joy and encouragement in the face of clients, self-confidence and skill in native staff, and dedication from volunteers that will last a life-time. HHH feels and behaves like family, and that culture creates miracles. My experience changed my life and I will be a life-long supporter of HHH.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

On the threshold of improved communication and infrastructure prior to the earthquake, HHH can benefit by rebuilding with an eye to improving its world-wide reputation, ability to communicate abroad and with the medical community and citizens of Haiti, and needs and supply processes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

First international experience; want to do more

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Well-used; felt I touched lives; felt lasting change could occur if the work continued and expanded

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked alongside Healing Hands for Haiti while I was there this year. I was immensely impressed with their professionalism, courtesy, enthusiasm, and dedication to every patient who was treated. It made my experience more worthwhile, and I will be forever thankful for having worked next to such fantastic individuals!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Les Cayes, Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The individuals who I worked with mentioned there could have been more equipment provided to them.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with Healing Hands for over 9 years. I have been to haiti before and after the Quake. The organization is well organized and makes the trips run as smooth as possible in such a unorganized country as Haiti is. It is very rewarding to be able to go and help treat the people who need Prosthetic devices and care, being able to focus on the outcomes and your specific speciality, while HHH takes care of the housing, travel, and other arrangements. HHH is a great foundation providing a needed service to the disabled people of Haiti taking care of those professionals who chose to come and donate of there time and talents to help with the programs.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the years 2001 through 2010

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make any changes to this organization. it has been great to be a part of.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Can't think of any.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It is always great to meet others from all over who join together to help others.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very good to be able to help those who are in such great need.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

In April, 2010 I went down to Haiti with a wonderful group of volunteers organized through HHH (Boston Chapter) and had one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of my life. Gail Buck met us once we arrived. She was a gracious, energized host. She kept us organized, safe and welcome our entire stay. I think she is one of the most courageous people I have ever met. Mike Domenicucci CP

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to keep the cost to the volunteers as low as possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Healing Hands for Haiti for 10 days as a physical therapist and made a great impact. There were days of working at a well organized handicap clinic, days working with special needs children and their seating systems, and days of providing education to nursing students. They are organized and efficient and coordinated

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to help people realize how great they are

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter, Renee, lives and works in Haiti at Wings of Hope a home for both physically and mentally handicapped children. I have been there several times when the group of Healing Hands are at Wings of Hope. They are a great bunch of people and do a great job working and helping the handicapped children at Wings of Hope. They work joyfully and inspire the children they are working with.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Haiti at Wings of Hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have them come more often.

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