Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Bringing the hope and light of Christ into the darkness.

aka GVCM   |   Port Saint Lucie, FL   |  www.gvcm.org

Mission

GVCM is a nonprofit Christian ministry whose focus is to bring the Hope and Light of Christ into the darkest places of Haiti. We do this by building the local church, impacting the surrounding communities, and supporting children.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Yves Prophete

Main address

P.O. Box 880817

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34984 USA

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EIN

01-0717802

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

International Health Development (Q39)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere - about 11 times poorer than Mexico. The illiteracy rate is around 40% and many people don't have a 1st or 2nd grade education. Clean water is not common and health outcomes are discouraging. In this context, there is very little economic activity and correspondingly high crime. Most importantly, while many Haitians are religious, they have little understanding of what the Bible teaches about who Christ is and how we should live. Voodoo is often mixed with other religions and drives people to waste their savings on snake oil cures and bad advice.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Local Church Support

The core of GVCM’s ministry is a network of 70 local Haitian churches with over 10,000 weekly attendees. We intentionally build our ministry around the local church because we believe it is the institution God ordained to do the work of Christian ministry. We support pastors with Biblical teaching in 2-3 annual pastors conferences as well as construction projects for new churches and operational support. We primarily work in the most rural parts of central Haiti, an area that is under-reached by other non-profits. Our partner radio station also reaches 100,000 listeners with the gospel every day.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Christians

We have a 3-doctor clinic that treats as many as 100 patients a day and no fewer than 15,000 patients each year. Patients who can afford it contribute a nominal fee (around $1.25) to help them take ownership of the services they are receiving and so we can treat more people. We also treat another 8,000 patients at no cost with mobile medical missions from the US that set up one-day clinics in local churches through the countryside.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We have drilled over 20 community wells on church property. These wells are open to everyone in the communities and they provide clean water in a safe public space.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

GVCM provides a Christian education to 7,000 children in our 24 schools (all operated by a local church). These schools provide a Pre-K through high school education at a fraction of the cost of comparable schools.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide a home and an education for around 130 children who have been orphaned or abandoned. We prioritize their holistic development and ensure careful compliance with the Haitian Health and Human Services standards for proper care. We want to give these kids a loving home and a bright future.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of schools established in rural communities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Primary and Secondary Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of water projects built

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Clean Water

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Christians

Related Program

Local Church Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goal is to bring the hope and light of Christ into the darkest places of Haiti. We want to make Haitians into followers of Christ. We want to see them transform away from destructive lifestyles like substance abuse, domestic abuse, and neglect of children. We want to see strong families investing in healthy children with bright futures. We want to empower good choices, economic opportunity, heath, education, and spiritual growth. We also want to care for the disabled, elderly, and abandoned children, to make sure they are loved and not left behind.

Our primary tool is the local Haitian church. Local pastors and their families are able to invest in their own communities on a personal level that no foreign aid worker could ever achieve. We educate, inspire, and enable these pastors to love their communities, provide for physical needs, and introduce people to the gospel of Jesus Christ as a way to transform their lives. These churches also provide valuable demand signals which help us ensure we are providing the right projects to each community.

We also value education - by providing a Christian education to thousands of children, we can teach them both the vocational skills and the character skills that they will need to make a better life for themselves in a very difficult place.

One of our administrative strategies is to hire Haitians whenever possible, with our current paid staff composition at about 97% Haitian. This allows us to economically empower more Haitians as well as do more ministry for the same cost.

We have a network of 70 local Haitian churches with over 10,000 weekly attendees,24 schools with over 7,000 students, a health clinic and mobile teams that treat around 25,000 patients a year, and an orphanage with 130+ children. We have a dedicated staff of around 200 Haitians that allow our ministry dollars to go further in serving the people of Haiti.

Since its founding in 2000, GVCM has exploded in size and scope. Our churches report hundreds of baptisms each year, our schools have routinely doubled in size year over year, and our medical capacity has expanded by nearly 10,000 patients in the last year alone. By all growth metrics, we are doing a great job accomplishing our goals.

Successful orphanage transitions are a pressing concern of ours at the moment, as many of our children have just arrived at transition age for the first time. We want to expand our vocational education program to allow them the maximum opportunity to succeed. We recently built a vocational school to train our older students in sewing and carpentry. Equipped with these skills, they are more likely to finds jobs and have a successful future.

Our next task is to find ways to increase our administrative capacity to ensure we can sustain our current growth rates while expanding the quality of our programs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Global Vision Citadelle Ministries

Board of directors
as of 2/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Gregory Hite


Board co-chair

Matthew Misiano

Nathan Mayo

True Charity Initiative

Will Armstead

Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County

Rob Beauchamp

Threefold Services

David Davolt

Boise Bible College

Lee Holley

Calvary Port Saint Lucie

Bruce Thacker

Shelton Christian Church

Chris Winn

Community Life Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/06/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data