Serving the Most Vulnerable

NPH has been in Haiti for more than 26 years, addressing the social and healthcare needs of the poorest of the poor, raising children in a loving environment and creating future leaders.

Following the twin disasters of 2010, the 7.0 earthquake and cholera outbreak, our programs launched into high gear serving over one million people. The NPH programmes are vast and include multiple homes for children, healthcare campuses and various educational facilities in Port-au-Prince and Kenscoff.

Working to overcome poverty

Haiti has long been one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Half of Haiti’s children are undersized as a result of malnutrition and AIDS alone has orphaned more than 200,000 children.

According to UNICEF, the number of orphans prior to the January 10, 2010 earthquake was 380,000.

In 1987, Father Wasson founded Nos Petits Frères et Sœurs (NPFS), French for “Our Little Brothers and Sisters,” a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenscoff, Haiti.

NPH home St Helene

The NPH home called St. Helene is in a lush and cool location about 25 miles up the mountain from the capital of Port-au-Prince. St. Helene is home to over 400 children and has a elementary and secondary school, chapel, and other amenities.

An additional 350 children from the community attend the onsite school which is operated by the Salesian Sisters. Kay Christine is located inside the St. Helene complex and is home to over 30 children and adults with neurological conditions and special needs.

NPH Haiti St Anne baby house
St Anne Baby House, one of many NPH programmes in Haiti

An additional 350 children from the community attend the onsite school which is operated by the Salesian Sisters. Kay Christine is located inside the St. Helene complex and is home to over 30 children and adults with neurological conditions and special needs.

Additional NPH programmes

St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre treating children up to 14 years of age.

Father Wasson Angels of Light in Tabarre, a home and school for vulnerable and displaced children.

Don Bosco, a higher education program in Tabarre for 240 youths who graduated from St. Helene.

Special Needs Programme

NPH runs 4 facilities all dedicated to providing care and treatment for people in Haiti with special needs:

  • Kay Christine: residential care
  • Kay Germaine: special education school
  • Kay Gabriel: rehabilitative therapy centre
  • Kay Eliane: a safe and educational environment for graduates of Kay Ste Germaine School and Kay Christine young adults

Read more about NPH’s longstanding commitment to people in Haiti with special needs, as well as the facilities where we offer such services.

Country Facts

Number of Children living in the home: 850
Total Child Population: 2041
Kindergarten Graduates: 54
Primary Graduates: 65
University Graduates: 3
University Students: 46
Volunteers: 7