A summary of recent events can be found via The New York Times podcast, The Daily.
The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti is the largest diocese of the Episcopal Church and includes over 240 Episcopal schools. The need for the mission and work of Episcopal schools in Haiti, and for supportive partnerships with Episcopal schools and organizations here in the United States, remains important and critical to the long-term rebuilding of Haiti as a whole.
Following the earthquake of 2011, earthquake of 2021, the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, and the subsequent collapse of government and expansion of gang violence, first responders are overstretched, hospitals are beyond capacity, and medical personnel and supplies are scarce amid new cholera breakouts.
NAES would like you to know of the reputable organizations already at work in Haiti, whom you might wish to support. Though far from a comprehensive list, the agencies listed below are personally known to those working in the Haiti Partnership Program and assessed by the following criteria:
- Increasing Haitians’ capacities for managing their own future
- Haitians involved in the management of the agency
- Moving toward sustainability
- Low or zero fundraising administrative overhead
- Providing employment for Haitians
- Driven by needs and goals of Haitians, not by donors’ wishes
Please help support these organizations. The vital work they do to support everyday Haitians continues to become more and more critical amid this series of disasters.
For information about other ways to support, to be added to the Haiti Partnership e-mail list, or to inquire about possible long-term partnerships, contact Canon Serena Evans Beeks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Works in collaboration with church partners and local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Currently working through partner agencies already on the ground in Haiti.
HNF improves health in Haiti by supporting quality nursing education, primarily at the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l’Université Episcopale d’Haïti, located in Léogâne. Their graduate RNs and Family Nurse Practitioners are vital partners in disaster relief efforts.
Sponsored by Global Birthing Home Foundation, a modern maternal health center supporting healthy mothers and healthy babies in Haiti. Located near the 2021 earthquake epicenter, their buildings sustained heavy damage. While facilities are repaired, staff is attempting to continue to provide safe deliveries and post-natal care outdoors.
Provides a preferential option for the poor in health care, through long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty. In earthquake aftermath, sent medical and patient transport teams to Haiti’s southwest to deliver equipment and help stabilize and transport patients to undamaged hospitals in other parts of the country.
A school for 200 children in the greater Port-au-Prince area. Teaches approximately 100 deaf, 60 blind, and 40 physically-challenged children daily, many of whom are in wheelchairs. During earthquake, dispatched its team of five orthopedic surgeons to the southwest to join with doctors there in treating and stabilizing crush injuries.