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Families

Haiti

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 programs are vast and include multiple homes for children, healthcare campuses and various educational facilities in Port-au-Prince and Kenscoff.

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. 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.

In addition to our flagship home NPH also operates:

  • St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre treating children up to 14 years of age. (Link see A)
  • Kay St. Germaine and Elaine Rehabilitation Outpatient Centers providing therapy and educating children and adults with neurological disabilities. (Link B)
  • Father Wasson Angels of Light in Tabarre, a home and school for vulnerable and displaced children. (Link C)
  • Don Bosco, higher education program in Tabarre for 240 youths that graduated from St. Helene.

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

Responsible in Haiti

Fr. Rick Frechette, CP

National Director Haiti

Fr. Rick