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HOPE FOR HAITIS CHILDREN MINISTRIES INC

Making a Difference...One Child at a Time

aka Hope for Haiti's Children, HFHC   |   Cincinnati, OH   |  www.HopeForHaitisChildren.org

Mission

Hope for Haiti's Children Ministries is a faith-based child development organization which provides comprehensive care and opportunities to  poverty-bound Haitian children and orphans. Our mission is to release these young people from poverty to become all God wants them to become in the name of Jesus. We accomplish this with an innovative approach by addressing each child's unmet physical, educational, and spiritual needs in partnership with local Christian schools and orphanages in Haiti to develop a new generation of outstanding leaders in Haiti.

Notes from the nonprofit

Please also see Hope for Haiti's Children' Impact Information from Charity Navigator at this link: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=13128&impact

Ruling year info

2001

Founder/President

Mr. Kenneth D. Bever

Vice President

Tonya Hunt

Main address

P.O. Box 62328

Cincinnati, OH 45262 USA

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EIN

31-1811917

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Due to the cost of education, only 30% of Haitian children reach 6th grade and only 20% of teens attend high school. Two-thirds of Haitian children under five suffer from anemia and one-fifth suffer from chronic malnutrition which stunts their growth. Many children never see a doctor if they become ill – since many clinics have closed and -- for the ones open -- parents must prove their ability to pay for all treatments. Thousands of Haitian children each year whose parents die due to illness or violence have no relative to care for them and end up living with strangers and working for them as child slaves. These grim realities forecast a bleak future for many Haitian children without a safety net and desperate for hope.

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?

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

HFHC donors provide sponsorships for impoverished children, youth, and orphaned children in Haiti. Together with local Christian churches and leaders, HFHC has helped build and continues to support 10 schools and 2 orphanages in Haiti. Education sponsorships provide tuition, uniforms, and books. Orphan Care & Daily Bread sponsorships provide housing, food, clothing, and loving caretakers for our 84 orphans. Additional programs include core academic training, augmented with moral and spiritual development initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Number of children sponsored for education in Haiti

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

Children, Preteens, Adolescents

Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children are provided with an opportunity to get an education through the Education Sponsorship program in grades K-12. They receive tuition, books, back pack, uniform, health care, and gifts.

Number of sponsors supporting children in orphanages and schools

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Child Education Sponsorship Program unites a child in need with a caring sponsor to provide an education. Each sponsored child receives:Tuition, books, back pack, uniform, health care, and gifts.

Number of Christmas Joy Boxes packed and sent to children

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Christmas Joy Boxes are shoe-sized boxes that are filled with small gifts by individuals and are sent to Haiti to give to the children at our ten schools. The hope is to send more each year!

Number of Children participating in Youth Camp each year

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each summer sponsored students ages 13-17 attend a Christian Leadership Youth Camp. This is primarily a spiritual event focusing on Bible classes, but also includes a time for fun activities!

Number of orphans receiving care (housing, food, clothing, education, love)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

HFHC supports 60 Haitian children at two orphanages, 48 at the Cazeau Christian Orphanage in Port-au-Prince and 12 at the Thomazeau Christian Orphanage. **In 2022, we plan to add 12 more children.

Number of children receiving a school lunch

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Child Sponsorship Programs (Education & Orphan Care)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Thanks to our partners and donors, all ten schools are providing a hot nutritious meal to the children for lunch 5 days a week.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Hope for Haiti's Children's mission is to demonstrate Christian compassion to poverty-bound Haitian children and their families, providing opportunities for these children to become leaders in their homes, churches, and communities.

We aim to accomplish our goals by focusing on these three objectives:
1. Nurture outstanding leaders by building and strengthening two locally-operated Christian orphanages
2. Educate outstanding leaders by building and strengthening ten locally-operated Christian schools
3. Train outstanding leaders by providing vocational and post-secondary programs and Christian leadership camps

We strive to care for the whole child by providing for a full range of spiritual, educational, and physical needs, believing children should have the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential. Central to all aspects of our child development programs is teaching and modeling Christian values to the children and families we serve. HFHC sta and educators are all carefully selected and must be well-respected, trusted Christian leaders. They teach the importance of honoring God and respecting otherstreating them as you would like to be treated.

EDUCATE: BUILD & STRENGTHEN SCHOOLS
Education and training are fundamental to leadership development. Our Child Sponsorship Program unites a child in need with a sponsor who provides that child with funds to receive a quality education necessary for success. We manage grants to make capital improvements to our schools. In addition, we assist with vocational training for young adults.

NURTURE: BUILD & STRENGTHEN TWO ORPHANAGES
HFHCs Orphan Care Ministry provides ongoing operational funds to sustain two orphanages that give comprehensive childcare to 60 orphaned children, ages 4 to 18. The Cazeau Orphanage, established in 1998 in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, is home to 60 children. This is a true home for the children not only furnishing the necessities of food, clothing, housing, and medical care, but also providing a loving family. We provide on-going operational funds to sustain the orphanage facilities and facilitate orphanage capital grants.

RELIEF EFFORTS
Haitian proverb states: A hungry child cannot hear what you are saying". In response to the need for adequate nutrition, we manage school lunch programs and crisis food distribution in cooperation with local churches. In addition, HFHC works with partner organizations to drill water wells and provide water purication systems. In times of crisis, we also manage the construction of aordable housing for homeless families.

HEALTH CARE:
HFHC provides prepaid health care for our sponsored children and orphans to enable them to receive help when sick. We supplement this local care by organizing regular visits from medical mission teams composed of medical, dental, and vision health care workers from the U.S.

TRAIN: VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND CHRISTIAN CAMPS
HFHC's Promising Adult Continuing Education Sponsorship (PACES) program provides opportunities to qualified students to continue their education beyond Secondary School to learn a trade or obtain a professional license or certification.

HFHC's Christian Leadership Youth Camp is held each summer for 233 of our sponsored teens. The camp makes a huge impact on our young people, as they participate in classes and activities that focus on leadership development, Christian values/ethics, and having fun with other teens.

Since 1995, Hope for Haiti's Children (HFHC) has been a trusted organizational bridge for individuals, churches, corporations, and foundations to experience the joy of making a signicant and lasting improvement in the lives of thousands of Haitian children. We follow a sustainable approach in this workestablishing an in-country network of trusted local Christian educators, business leaders, and other professionals who carry out the day-to-day operations.

Whenever possible, HFHC partners with other organizations in the U.S. and in Haiti to amplify efforts to feed hungry children, provide medical services, and bring in needed supplies. HFHC was awarded recognition by the Haitian government as an official NGO in 2006. Although it is estimated that there are thousands of relief organizations working in Haiti, less than 200 have an active NGO status. Our staff in Haiti works hard to maintain this status by filing quarterly reports to its government providing accountability for the work and funds spent on programs serving Haitian children.

Hope for Haiti's Children has established 10 Christian schools and 2 Christian Orphanages in partnership with the local churches of Christ in Haiti. These schools serve over 3,200 local children and are located in the central and west departments of Haiti, including Port-au-Prince.

Project Hope has three primary objectives:
1. Nurture outstanding leaders by building and strengthening two locally-operated Christian orphanages
2. Educate outstanding leaders by building and strengthening ten locally-operated Christian schools
3. Train outstanding leaders by providing vocational and post-secondary programs and Christian leadership camps

Project Hope corporate/organizational partners include:
Healing Hands International
International Disaster Emergency Services
A Child's Hope International
Trinity Hope

N U R T U R E

ORPHAN CARE MINISTRY: Hope for Haitis Children supports 60 Haitian children at the Cazeau Christian Orphanage in Port-au-Prince. The basic needs of children (food, water, clothing, electricity) were met. The orphanage staff teach the children how to plant and tend a garden as well as how to raise chickens and goats.

JOY BOX PROGRAM: Members from 35 congregations organized projects to pack and send 3,877 joy boxes to the children for Christmas.

FOOD RELIEF: 3,300 children received school lunches through our School Lunch Program (all 10 schools). Schools received new stoves and one school had a new kitchen built.

HEALTH CARE: HFHC provides prepaid health care for our sponsored children and orphans to enable them to receive help when sick. We supplement this local care by organizing regular visits from medical mission teams composed of medical and vision health care workers from the U.S. In 2022, HFHC:
2,400+ children treated at Annual Child Care Clinic
153 students received urgent dental care thanks to clinic follow-up
967 sponsored students treated by HFHC nurses, representing 1198 health cases tracked and closed

E D U C A T E

EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP MINISTRY:
Through the Hope for Haiti's Children (HFHC) education sponsorship program, children have the opportunity to receive a quality Christian education giving them hope and the chance to break the cycle of poverty. HFHC has established and funded 10 Christian school facilities in partnership with local Haitian Churches of Christ and their leaders. In 2022, HFHC:
2,396 children sponsored in 10 Christian schools
256 children added to the sponsorship program
1 new preschool and kindergarten built at the Delmas Christian School
3,877 Christmas Joy Boxes sent to Haiti to be delivered to school children
50 teachers and 5 principals attended a teacher training program


T R A I N

HFHC's Christian Leadership Youth Camp is currently held at a rented camp facility during the summer for our sponsored teens. In 2022, 230 teens attended this camp.

HFHC's Promising Adult Continuing Education Sponsorship (PACES) program provides young adults with scholarships to receive vocational and post-secondary training. We've seen leaders emerging from graduates of the sponsorship program with some now becoming carpenters, police officers, preachers, and teachers.

At our orphanages, we are providing opportunities for the children to learn English, baking, sewing, gardening, and mechanics in after-school programs.

Hope for Haiti's Children is assisted by caring individuals who give of their time and talents each year to help us accomplish our mission.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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HOPE FOR HAITIS CHILDREN MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 02/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cedric Boyd

No Affiliation

Term: 2020 -


Board co-chair

Doug Freede

Kenneth David Bever

No Affiliation

Julie F. Georges

No Affiliation

Cedric Boyd

No Affiliation

Kent Blake

Bruce Zupa

Doug Freede

David Browning

Jenya Comfort

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? No