This organization is a lifesaver. My dad has been working for this organization for over 28 years. I was born in a poor neighborhood. Even though my dad didn’t go to college but education is very important to him that why he collects his pay check to send us kids to school and because of that I was able to finish high school and graduated from college and now I have a job.Thank you HHF for the wonderful work you’re doing in my community. Look at a nice clinic you recently Inaugurated at Dayère. Thank you so much!
This charity makes a wonderful impact in Haitians' lives. My family bought a goat named "Goatmeal" and learned with fascination that goats are used to develop herds the people can sell for income at the local market. Goat's milk is also used for children's food, and the goats can graze on drier land than is suitable for other animals.
I have enjoyed more than I can describe how my family's contributions have made a world of difference to families in Haiti served by Haitian Health Foundation. I have seen first hand while on a mission trip to Haiti the very good works for the people there. Since that trip we have been involved in multiple ways in support of HHF and have been reminded of the positive impacts through personal communications showing the smiles of those who have been helped.
I was fortunate to be able to go on a mission trip with HHF nine years ago. I was impressed with the services they provide to the poorest of the poor in the western hemisphere and was left with a lasting impression of how the staff work diligently and professionally to positively change peoples lives through better health and improved living conditions. In performing their mission they do not apply just band aid measures to temporarily provide comfort to the Haitian people they serve, instead have developed effective programs that engage those they serve and employ Haitian people in executing those programs for continuing benefit. I have witnessed how resources are employed in clever ways to keep the expenditures as low as possible in order to serve so many with great fiscal efficiency.
Back here in the states, a network of volunteers are called upon to pack shipping containers several times a year (a pretty big job) as well as other tasks of support. Personally I have been called upon to help with providing reconditioned old treadle sewing machines, specially prepared for the high humidity environment, to be used by Haitians to make clothing locally there, especially for children who are fortunate enough to be sponsored to attend schools, where uniforms are mandatory. The foot operated treadle machine are imperative given that electricity is scare. Having reconditioned a machine four years ago, I was happy to see the follow through by HHF in a personal communication to me with the story and pictures of that machine in use with its new owner, a man who had been sewing on broken machine that belonged to a friend, or at other times having to rent one. Receiving the refurbished machine was life changing for him in his ability to provide for his family (see attached pictures- Similar feedback is provided to donors whether it be the purchase of a female goat for a family to breed or a Happy House or other objective-photos of the family who receive the benefit, with the donated asset, provided to the donor).
This year I was contacted regarding the need for two more machines to replace one broken and one barely functioning machine used by two physically handicapped women served by HHF (photo attached). Of course I responded yes about helping, knowing that my investment would be nothing compared to the benefits it would provide through HHF, and that I trusted any machines would be delivered as promised. Those two machines were lined up, however word got out that these were needed, and the trust of others has shone through as several more were donated in a few short weeks! No doubt as these machines are refurbished and delivered over the upcoming months (the first two were crated and loaded to a shipping container four days ago), there will be joy, improved opportunities for self sustenance, and ability for healthier prospects for some families by means of affordability that was diminished or non-existent previously. But this is only one story, one example of the integrity, effectiveness to engage and perform, and success of how HHF delivers in its mission. Haitian Health Foundation really is a great non-profit.
I love this charity and it is one of only six (6) I support. The HHF empowers the people of Haiti by making them true partners in the efforts to ensure health care and housing. They understand the culture and instead of trying to Americanize it - they work within the existing culture to provide the basic needs of people , while also providing an opportunity for them to become self-sufficient. The also support the Haitian Community of Southeasten CT.
Dedication with compassion for the indigent of Haiti reminds one of The Haitian Health Foundation. A great non-profit!
There are special charities in the world. I have the pleasure of knowing a classmate of many moons ago who travels to Haiti every year... across the mountains to provide dental care...since Sandy, things have gotten a bit dicey. ... time to give what we can...
My family and I are volunteers, donors and advocates for the Haitian Health Foundation. We have been involved in one way or another for the last 13 years and have witnessed the positive impact that this amazing organization has imparted on the people of Jeremie and its surrounding rural mountain villages. The scope of their impact is breathtaking—from medical/dental/ education/feeding programs to housing and Give a Goat, HHF has been a beacon of hope for those in need. It’s a privilege to volunteer with such compassionate and caring group of people.
Started looking into this charity 27 years ago. Have always been impressed with the focus of the mission and the dedication of those implementing it. It has been documented that outcomes have improved based on the charity's work, which emphasizes education and health.
Inspiring. Dedicated. Compassionate. Trustworthy. Tireless. Effective. Sincere. I could easily fill pages with words of praise for this organization, the Lowney’s, their staff and volunteers.
I began volunteering at HHF in Connecticut in 2017 and consider it a privilege to do so. Seeing this foundation in action one cannot imagine a group of more caring and generous individuals. There are no glamorous office suites or luxury cars, only people dedicated to helping others less fortunate.
I do very little there, yet these incredible people express gratitude to me! It is I who am grateful for the opportunity to help in small ways and stand in awe of their kind hearts, intelligence and devotion to helping others.
Please know that any contribution you make to this most worthy charity will be appreciated and will directly help to change the lives of the poorest of our neighbors.
I cannot say enough great things about HHF. I know for myself, and I tell all my friends, that their hard-earned money is going to a great and worthy cause when they donate to HHF. The money goes to the people that need it. I also feel I get more "bang for my buck" than I do with many donations.
The Haitian Health Foundation is an organization that is committed to the people of Haiti and have put their heart and soul into what they do! My family has volunteered with this organization for over 10 years and has seen first hand how they have changed lives.
I have been a volunteer and donor to the HHF for many years, and the words that best describe this outstanding organization are "Ethical" "Dedicated" and "Grass Roots." Instead of spending money on fancy offices or ritzy fundraisers, where only a fraction of the money raised goes to the charity, the Haitian Health Foundation dedicates itself to its stated purpose, improving the health--and the lives--of the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Unlike most aid to Haiti, they make sure that it actually goes to the people in the back country, in and around Jeremie. The practical programs like Give a Goat, Feed a Child, Happier House employ local workers and raise their standard of living even as they help their neighbors. The need is ongoing, and HHF has not slackened in their efforts to make a difference.
If you’re looking for a charity worthy of your trust, look no further. All who are connected to the Haitian Health Foundation (inspiring founders, hardworking employees, dedicated and resilient people on the ground in Haiti, and loyal volunteers) are improving the lives of the poor and vulnerable. With four stars and a perfect score from Charity Navigator, they will steward your gift well. Donate to HHF and make a difference for those in need.
Haitian Health Foundation is one of the best charities which I support. They do wonderful work, keep communication open with their donors and spend every dollar wisely. The Lowneys and their support staff are all committed to their cause. I have been part of HHF support for over 15 years.
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.
Haitian Health Foundation is a wonderful organization. What they have accomplished in Jeremie, Haiti is like a miracle. They have done it with very little going towards administration.
HHF is a profoundly effective NGO. I know this as a physician volunteer to their effort in Jeremie Haiti since 1979. The founder Dr Jerry Lowney ,and now his daughter Marilyn, dedicate their lives to successfully aiding the sick and the poor in this, the Grand Anse, of Haiti.
HHF is imbued with both heart and brains making it a truly great nonprofit.
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.
I have been supporting this charity for about 20 years. They do incredible work and the scope of their work has increased so that they are a major health and education resource in southwest Haiti area. Charity navigator has consistently given them the highest ranking for their low overhead costs so maximum amount gets to the people who need it. Please support this great organization!
Great group of committed people supporting people in Haiti. Mission is to help folks to help themselves in very challenging circumstances. Please support this charity! They are doing everything right. I am happy to support HHF too!
The Haitian Health Foundation is a gift to the people of Haiti; the infrastructure in terms of health care, dental treatment and maternity care is unparalleled. Dr Lowney and his family give this gift not only to these Haitian families, but to the rest of us who have been lucky enough to accompany him.
Jeremie Haiti remains one of our most treasured experiences and we continue to support the amazing work done at HHF. As a dentist I am particularly humbled by the people of Haiti; their warmth and kindness are welcoming. Our son, whose middle name is Jeremie, will visit in the upcoming year or two; and I really can’t wait to share it with him.
I was fortunate enough to be able to afford to donate toward a Happier House for a Haitian family who lived in a one-room tin-roofed hostel. I received a picture from the husband and pregnant wife with a thank you to the Malizia family. They were outside their new home of which they were required to help build. The entire home was built with sustainability in mind. I wish I could do more.
I have supported and volunteered at Jeremie, Haiti at HHF since 2001. Their mission remains clear. They employ the local people to carry out their mission & they truly make a difference!
I volunteered with Haitian Health Foundation many years ago and have always found them committed and pleasant to work with.
I love this charity. The work they do is amazing and substantial. I really love the goat program because I get a photo of the goat and the recipient, which I love to hang on my fridge or give to my mom for her birthday. It's always a crowd pleaser because the goat is a gift that keeps giving. I just love it. I'm proud to be a supporter for life!
This is an organization that helps one of the neediest populations in the world. I have been supporting them through their Save a Family and Feed a Child programs for years. My mother, who is 93, gives the the gift of a goat, on behalf of her grandchildren, every year at Christmas. She and her siblings also have a monthly card game and give the dues they collect to the organization. Not only does the Haitian Health Foundation provide aid in the form of Happy Homes, health services and Goats that provide income, they also train and employ a great many Haitians. The Haitian Health Foundation is a labor of love.
The Staff who work in the CT-based office are phenomenal.
The volunteers are a God send
The fundraising efforts are fantastic
The donations actually are used up for the needy in Haiti
The employees never give up
Provides outstanding quality care and community development, while maintaining transparency and utmost respect and dignity for their community in Haiti and their donors.
Saw the work these people are doing and what changes they have made not only in the village but the whole island. Other non profits look to them for guidance.
My first visit to the Haitian Health Foundation was in 1998. It was an incredible experience back then and it still is today. My wife and I have volunteered in Jeremie a number of times since our first visit and it's incredible the good that the HHF accomplishes with their programs that cover healthcare, education and schools, housing, livestock plus much much more. The Foundation is extremely well run and efficient. The Haitian Health Foundation has made a huge difference in the entire Grand' Anse region of Haiti. I would recommend anyone who wants to donate their time or money to affiliate themselves this this organization. The HHF gets it done!
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 traveled to Haiti with HHF and saw first hand the good that these folks do for the people of Jereme. The assistance that HHF provides extends beyond simply providing for what the people of Jereme don’t have. HHF provides help that shows the people of Jereme how to help themselves and others in their community.
Wonderful and loving organization with transparency and dignity as their foundation. Their impact in Haiti is beyond measure
The Haitian Health Foundation is the real deal. Dedicated, tireless and efficient. They care for the poorest among us with dignity and compassion, a person, a family, a village at a time, building homes, providing healthcare, education, and so much more. I've had the privilege to volunteer with them in Jeremie a number of times, and to see up close the remarkable difference the Haitian Health Foundation makes in the world, is to see the extraordinary good in the so many people that support their efforts. I will continue to proudly donate and volunteer for this worthy cause that is operated by such a well-run charity.
Back in 2013, I decided to go volunteer with HHF in Haiti. I was on a thorough search to find the best fit. My patient had recommended HHF; he let his daughter go a few years back to volunteer, and he highly recommended that I choose them. So I investigated and wrote to Marilyn, and a few months later I was on a plane with 10 people that I've never met.
Volunteering with HHF has changed my life forever. The amount of heart and drive that goes into this organization is just overwhelming. Their hard work and dedication is never ending, and it shows with all their open hearts. One day, I will be back to Haiti and will continue to serve with HHF.
The folks at HHF truly care for the ppl of Haiti whom they have been serving faithfully for over 30 years. I enjoy seeing the the photos of the work they do for the poorest of the poor. The medical attention the people of Jeremie recieve is outstanding. I will continue to be a faithful donor to this outstanding organization.
Haitian Health Foundation not only involved in clinical and surgical healthcare but also in community awareness and empowerment.
The 'Happy House and Toilet' is particularly noteworthy and as a seasoned architect/planner I recommend HHF as the best practices for community building.
Sanitation is integral to public health and Haiti and disaster zones to grasp a proper development model - 'Happy House and Toilet' remain exemplary.
With further support it could be scaled up as a participatory, incremental sustainable settlement strategy.
The greatest charity run by the greatest people. This is the best use of your money if you want to make an incredible difference in the lives of many.
HHF is a hard working inovative charity that saves lives . The way it is run could be a model for other charities.
The Haitian Health Foundation provided me with my first international mission trip opportunity in 2004. The impact this organization has had in not only those they serve in western Haiti, but in the rest of the country and back in the US is beyond comprehension. The list is endless when it comes to their accomplishments, however, their work is far from over. Marilyn Lowney, the Executive Director for HHF, gave me one of the most profound pieces of advice I have ever gotten in my life after my first trip to the country. She said "The worst thing you can do is to go home and do nothing." This served as the catalyst for 5 more trips to Haiti and to other countries on my journey as a servant leader. Years later, I now work for an international non-profit and give so much glory to God for having had the opportunity to have my life blessed beyond measure by the beautiful people of Haiti and by the tireless work of the Haitian Health Foundation.
The Haitian Health Foundation is an incredible nonprofit that provides essential services to those most in need. While started as a medical/dental organization, they offer so much more, most importantly hope and inspiration to the youth in Haiti. I have traveled to Haiti many times on dental missions with the HHF and they are extremely organized in a country where that's no so easy! I plan to stay involved with this group for many years to come and highly encourage others to support their efforts as well!
I have to be honest, this is a foundation that my brother-in-law started over thirty years ago. He and his family have dedicated so much of their lives to and they have made an enormous difference in the lives of the people of Haiti.
It is truly a self sacrifice that they and so many volunteers make to help the needy and beautiful people of a country which has seen so much pain an injustice.
We have gone to Jeremie several times to participate in medical and dental missions. Everytime we return, HHF has made more and more significant changes for the better. More and more satellite clinics, solar power, recycling program...We look forward to returning once again.
I first started working with this charity in 1992 and have continued my affiliation as a physician volunteer and a member of the Board of Directors. The dedication of the organization to the well being of some of the most vulnerable people on this hemisphere has kept me involved.
I was born in Haiti and spent time in Jeremie as a child. My family fled Duvalier's reign of terror and settled in the US, and I eventually became a physician. I can attest as a Haitian and as a doctor that this organization is the best run, with the best dollar to outcome ratio, of any NGO I have seen in Haiti. My wife who is not of Haitian origin has become one of the group's most ardent supporters after personally seeing the scope of the work done and some of the lives improved or saved.
I think that it has been at least thirty years since I learned of this work by the HHF, Inc. What impresses me most - in addition to the actual in the field, personal, effective, caring work - is that it is a family effort. The Lowney cadre really shows up and is in service. The epitome of getting in there at the toughest hour and in the toughest place to care for human needs. They are the symbol of caring and the epitome of being in service. Brava and Bravo
Remarkable organization I came to know about on a trip to south east Asia where I met dr. Lowney and his daughter Marilyn! They have given so much of themselves, as have people working with the foundation, to help the people of Haiti in every way. Hats off to them all!
Honest, ethical and transparent with how they use their funds. Thorough with reporting and genuinely good people doing amazing things for such vulnerable people in Haiti.
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 can think of no other organization that I would rather send my money to. It goes right to the people who need it the most. The people of Jeremie had nothing and now since the hurricane they have less than nothing. HHF shows compassion to the people they serve. They have high quality volunteers, who are dependable, attentive to detail and pro active at ways to save dollars. I have personally experienced the working of this wonderful organization both here as well as in Haiti. My husband believes in their mission so much that he volunteers every day and is blessed to be able to serve the poorest of the poor in Jeremie with HHF.
They are truly making a difference one life at a time.
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.
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.
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.
Amazing staff in Haiti and USA! So amazed at the work they do!!
HHF has been helping to meet basic human needs in Jeremie, Haiti for decades. While I cannot speak for the early years, I can say that HHF runs a lean - focused program under the capable direction of it's Center Director, Nadesha Mijoba, who understands international development and works to insure that appropriate successful models are in place in the clinical facilities and programs she directs. The Happy House, an effort to provide basic housing to families in need, balancing donor contributions with recipient inputs (harvested materials and labor), has already provided 3000 homes. Going forward, HHF will be adding the GSAP Microflush toilet to the Happy House and low cost WASH elements plus an inexpensive (~$50) solar system to provide lighting and phone charging. Donations to HHF have a lasting impact on the people and community they serve.
We have been very happy with the results of our donations to HHF. We also supported our daughter to travel to Haiti to volunteer with HHF and she was personally very deeply affected by the attention and care that accompanies all the efforts on the ground in Haiti, by especially employing so many Haitian nationals in the work.
HHF does great work. Glad to be a small part in what they do!
The efforts of the Haitian Health Foundation are remarkable. Their work in Haiti and there mobilization of community resources in Southeastern Connecticut have made a significant difference in the lives of Haitians and those here who support them. So much is done with grace and quiet commitment. The staff are careful stewards of the funds donated, and the Foundation's publication indicate what has been done with donations in a personal way. We are in their debt.
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.
You will not find a nonprofit run by more dedicated people anywhere. HHF's volunteers and staff in the US and Haiti are absolutely dedicated to easing suffering and giving people a much needed hand up in the poorest country in our hemisphere. The range of programs is staggering, from health care to home building to goat gifts. And all done on a relatively small budget with very low overhead.
HHF is a family-run non-profit and I have known the family for over twenty years. They are completely dedicated to Haiti and the cause of bringing excellent health care to a part of Haiti that has almost no other health facilities or trained medical personnel. The main clinic in Jeremie, Haiti is the center of the foundation's programs but over the years the work has expanded to address other vital needs like housing, health and nutrition classes, and specialized care for expectant mothers. Programs like the goat program help Haitian families generate their own income. The health agent program trains (and employs) Haitians to treat basic medical needs and offer preventative medicine in villages far from Jeremie. From the beginning, HHF has had nuns running the administrative aspects of the clinic in Haiti -- although religion has nothing to do with the services they offer in Haiti. So the nuns live in the clinic in Haiti, are part of the local community, and are known for being completely honest in financial dealings. The entire HHF operation in Connecticut is no-frills and you can see in one visit that they run things frugally and put every penny of donated funds to work in Haiti. Dozens of volunteers from the US (including both trained doctors and nurses and non-medical people) visit the clinic each year for a week at a time to help out -- so you can go see their amazing work on the ground in Haiti for yourself, You may have to wait though -- they are often booked for several trips in advance. Imagine a charity where people will wait eagerly for months or years to volunteer!
HHF is the best. Unbelievalbe work; always puts people first. Best value for your donation. I have seen first hand the effects of donations. HHF is making a huge difference in Jermie Haiti and surrounding areas, one life at a time.
Haitian Health Foundation is a beautiful gift to the people of Haiti run by angels on earth!
This organization is great! I do a good amount of volunteer work in a vast number of fields from Habitat to Healthcare. This organization I can say by far is the one I have most enjoyed. Unfortunately the headquarters are very far from me here in New Orleans so fundraising efforts have been left to my own organization. I have been working with the fine people in this organization for the past 6 years and have to say that this is a perfect example of a non-profit with a focused mission, it gets messy out there with other non-profits when you don't know what your money or efforts are really going towards. My group will be hosting benefit concerts for the holiday season in Portsmouth NH starting on the 23rd and every Sunday Jan 6th. If you are in the area please join us! We are also planning a mission trip for the summer of 2013. For more information on the NH chapter contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org We will also be doing supplies runs to Connecticut December 31st.