Human Services

Hope Restored

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aka Restore Haiti

Franklin, TN


Our mission is to empower communities to rise from a culture of desperation to one of restored hope and self sustainability.Our vision is to be a catalyst toward self-sustainability for those in need. We empower communities to rise up by serving as facilitators of partnerships between communities and organizations to provide and improve healthcare, nutrition, education, and basic living conditions.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Ms. Theresa Swain

Main Address

PO Box 680278

Franklin, TN 37068 USA







Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Our programs

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

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Sponsorship/Feeding Program

University Scholarship Program

Disaster Relief

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Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5),

K-12 (5-19 years),

Adolescents (13-19 years)

Related program

Sponsorship/Feeding Program

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Number of students granted feeding program access and/or receiving a monthly care package of food supplies

Number of jobs created and maintained

Population(s) served



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Sponsorship/Feeding Program

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Locals directly employed by our organization

Number of students enrolled

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Sponsorship/Feeding Program

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Number of students enrolled in our sponsorship program

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

-Build a stand-alone feeding center in the Jacmel community
-Increase the number of students in the sponsorship program which will provide more jobs and help more families in the community
-Improve the access to and continuity of medical care in the communities we serve by taking a proactive and preventative approach

Our organization does not take on new projects until funding for them is in sight- if there is one thing Haiti doesn't need more of, it is half completed projects/buildings that were never finished.

To grow our sponsorship program, we need to empower our current donors to spread the word and share their sponsorship story. We also intend to research and pursue grant opportunities in the coming year.

For community development and building projects, we intend to make those continue to be individually sponsored and/or funded by team travel to Haiti, as these will be the projects team members will participate in while they are in-country.

Given our giving history and forward projection when analyzing the 2013 data compared to 2016 to-date data, we have seen giving and sponsorship numbers continue to rise slowly but surely. We are committed to taking the time needed to fund and complete these projects even if it takes 2 or 3 fiscal years of effort to do so.

Restore Haiti keeps our donors up to date via monthly email newsletters. Internally, we track our giving using our donor system reporting and review each initiative quarterly with our board of directors in order to assess our progress.

To date, we have accomplished implementing a new child sponsorship program, starting with 15 children in 2007 and growing it to 950+ students serving 3 different communities. We have assisted in opening the first medical clinic in the community, a preschool, and establishing a computer learning lab in partnership with a grant from Intel. We have helped provide for costs related to specific medical needs of students in our program, and have funded the building of 18 homes in the community for families living in unsafe/unsanitary living conditions. We have drilled a clean water well and provided over 50 jobs directly, as well as many more indirectly, in the communities where our programs take place.

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Hope Restored

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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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?



Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?



Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?



Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?



Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?