GODS LITTLEST ANGELS INC

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.glahaiti.org

Mission

God's Littlest Angels is providing exceptional neonatal care and a safe haven to smallest, sickest, and most vulnerable children of Haiti.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Rev Trey Starnes

Main address

PO Box 64285

Colorado Springs, CO 80962 USA

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EIN

36-4149349

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

God's Littlest Angels is providing exceptional neonatal care and a safe haven to the smallest, sickest, and most vulnerable children of Haiti. GLA is 1 of only 5 NICUs (neonatal intensive care units) in the country of Haiti. Approximately 1 in every 8 babies in Haiti are born premature, and 1 in every 80 mothers will die during pregnancy or childbirth. Malnutrition and lack of knowledge play a large contributing factor into infant death and disease. GLA aims to provide the best care to these infants and also teaches parents proper care, so they may have a greater chance of survival.

Our programs

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

Education Sponsorship

GLA has an educational sponsorship program for children who live in the surrounding area. All education in Haiti is private, which can create a financial burden for families. Many families are unable to send their children to school due to poverty. GLA seeks sponsors to cover the tuition and supplies for these children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

GLA works in cooperation with IBESR (Haitian Social Services) to place orphaned children with adoptive families. GLA is approved to house up to 75 children for long term residential care, who are awaiting adoption matches. The country of Haiti is a part of the Hague Convention.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

GLA is 1 of 5 NICUs (neonatal intensive care units) within the country of Haiti. 90% of referrals come to GLA from hospitals in Port Au Prince. We provide exceptional medical care to these premature babies, until they are stable and healthy, and can return home to their families. Parents are welcome to stay with their infant, and our nursing staff teaches parents how to properly care for their infant upon discharge. We also serve children who come to us due to neglect, malnutrition, illnesses, or special needs.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Family relationships

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ECFA 2017

ECFA 2018

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to provide exceptional neonatal care to infants who are born premature. Our long term goal is to improve, update, and expand our NICU, so infants who are referred to our facility will have the best chance at survival. We also accept children for assistance who may need medical or surgical interventions. We are a safe haven for abandoned and neglected children who need long term care. Our goal is always to reunite children with their biological families. If this is not possible, we also work with IBESR (Haitian social services) to place children into adoptive families.

God's Littlest Angels has an active education sponsorship program with more than 175 donors sponsoring 300 children in school. These are children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school and because they have a sponsor, they can now receive an education and change their future.
God's Littlest Angels also has a medical assistance program for children in the area who are premature, malnourished, or have a medical condition not easily treated in Haiti. These children come to GLA free of charge and spend weeks or even months getting well and return back to their families. We have the only NICU in our area and local hospitals even refer children to the orphanage.

We keep our donors informed with daily Facebook posts, newsletters 3 times a year, and a monthly story that goes along with their monthly receipt. We blog when we have an urgent need.

God's Littlest Angels has been serving in Haiti since 1994 and the founders came to Haiti in 1991. They have a wide network of volunteers and partners who assist in the work of the mission. GLA has 56 Haitian staff members, 10 Foreign Staff, and 4 American staff located in the States.
God's Littlest Angels has a green rating with the Haitian Government and is considered a model orphanage in Haiti. Social Media is very active for GLA and we receive over 400 volunteers per year in Haiti.

We have almost completed the 2nd phase of building the new orphanage at our mountain location. All of the children are now in their new home at Ft. Jacques. The Guest House for volunteers and adoptive families is under construction. The family cottages and staff housing is complete at Ft . Jacques.

How we listen

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the vulnerable children of Haiti and their families

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We've recently begun reviewing our school curriculum based on the feedback from teachers.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Receiving feedback and pursuing changes has proven to the people we serve and work with that we are exist to be on their team and that we actually value them, their insight and want to work with them in the best ways possible

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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GODS LITTLEST ANGELS INC

Board of directors
as of 5/19/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Rebecca Leib

God's Littlest Angels, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2023

Steve Lapp

God's Littlest Angels

Tom Leib

God's Littlest Angels

Christy McDonald

God's Littlest Angels

John Tiberio

God's Littlest Angels

Gabby Sutton

God's Littlest Angels

Katrina Foster

God's Littlest Angels

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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