HELO INCORPORATED

Wethersfield, CT   |  www.helohaiti.org

Mission

The mission of HELO is to provide Home Education Love and Opportunity to the children of Haiti through its orphanage outside les Cayes, Haiti, in the village of Laborde. HELO currently supports two homes, each housing a family unit, adult caretakers and a small number of children as well as transitional homes for our children who have aged out but have not completed high school. Education is provided to over 400 children though our schools on site, and Opportunity comes through vocational programs on site, providing the children of HELO a loving environment where they can learn to read and write and then learn a trade.

Ruling year info

2014

USA Director

Elisabeth Kennedy

Main address

P.O. Box 290407

Wethersfield, CT 06129 USA

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EIN

26-0776557

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Haitian government informed us that any child over the age of 18 cannot reside on campus despite the fact that these children have not yet completed high school. HELO's mission is to provide youth with a high school education and vocational training (or university) before they leave. To continue to meet our goals and fulfill our mission to our children and donors, we have been raising funds to build another home to allow a transitional home for those children over the age of 18. This home opened in September 2019, our children will be able to complete high school, learn life skills and a trade before the leave HELO.

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?

Health and wellbeing

Operation of an orphanage in Haiti providing shelter and care to approximately 54 underprivileged children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Operation of a school in Haiti with grades from pre-k to eleventh for approximately 300 underpriviledged children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Organize and coordinate teams to travel to Haiti to complete local projects to enhance the orphanage and school offerings.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Where we work

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.

To provide loving care to the children at HELO, quality education through high school, and vocational training to help break the cycle of poverty in Haiti.

HELO has homes with family units, providing love, three meals a day, and medical care to the children in our care. Quality education provided at our school is the most powerful weapon against poverty, and vocational training will continue through team members traveling to Haiti and ultimately in a vocational wing of the school. This year we added a transitional home so that children over the age of 18 are able to complete their education.

HELO's co-founder and Haiti Director provides daily oversight of the operation of the homes and schools. HELO currently provides quality education from pre-k through eleventh grade with additional classes for computer skills, English, music, and select vocational programs.

Founded in 2007 with one home and ten children, HELO purchased land and build a school in 2009, and built two additional homes in 2010 to take in children orphaned by the earthquake. An addition to the school was built in 2011-2012 and teachers have been added each year since. A high school was built in 2016 with additional class rooms built each year to eventually be able to educate through the end of high school. HELO provides Home Educaton Love and Opportunity to 60 children in its homes and over 300 in its schools, making a tremendous impact in the community of Laborde, Haiti.

HELO continues to provide additional programs to its children and the community.

We have additional programs to implement when funding is acquired -- vocational programs including a nursery/reforestation project, classes in cosmetology/hair dressing, plumbing, etc.

Financials

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Operations

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

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HELO INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Elisabeth Kennedy

HELO Incorporated

Term: 2007 -


Board co-chair

Katherine Stebbins

HELO Incorporated

Term: 2019 - 2022

Sara Kennedy

HELO, Inc.

Terrie Cook

HELO, Inc.

Zachary Thorne

HELO, Inc.

Amy Huhn

HELO, Inc.

Cloe Poisson

HELO, Inc.

Katherine Stebbins

HELO, Inc.

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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