Haitian

Outreach to Haiti, Inc.

The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti continues the important work of helping Haitians help Haitians in the impoverished neighborhood of Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  A new building is under construction, to replace that destroyed by the earthquake.  The new building will again unite all services to improve Haitians' opportunities for access to healthcare, nutrition, educational sponsorship, twinning and hospitality to visitors.  The 30 year old commitment of the Diocesan mission in Haiti continues to be a strong presence to the people of Haiti.

Executive Director:
Ms. Susan Wallace,
E-mail: susan.wallace@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone: 860-800-3604

Development Coordinator:
Marie Farrell
Email:  marie.farrell@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone:  860-800-3603

Administrative Assistant:
Rosanna Carabelas
Email: rosanna@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone:  860-800-3602

Chaplain and Director of Twinning in Haiti:
Reverend Francis Rouleau
Email: frank.rouleau@outreachtohaiti.org     
Phone:860-800-3601

Address:
815 Boswell Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
E-mail: info@outreachtohaiti.org
Phone: 860-800-3601

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Outreach to Haiti Celebrates 35 Years of Walking with Our Haitian Brothers and Sisters
We are blessed to have many wonderful people use the varied gifts God gave them to walk with us and serve our brothers and sisters in Haiti for more than thirty-five years. We celebrated this Anniversary Milestone in November at a special dinner with many of our friends and supporters who helped us honor the work and special efforts of several individuals who have been God’s servants in our diocesan ministry. We thank the President of Mercy High School, Alissa DeJonge for hosting our event at Mercy High School. The venue was warm and inviting, the food delicious and t...

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Christmas Joy: One of Many Gifts
As Christians from different cultures throughout the world come together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is our opportunity to step off the treadmill of our daily lives and appreciate the true gifts of Christmas. Through our gift of faith, we know Jesus Christ is the Son of God. God’s gift to us on that first Christmas Eve was His love as His only Begotten Son was born. Jesus is our gift of hope for eternal life.  The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti has been blessed to witness these precious gifts of faith, hope, and love through its ministry. With yo...

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Outreach to Haiti "For the Love of a Child" Raffle
FOR LOVE OF A CHILD RAFFLE Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry held its second annual raffle For the Love of a Child. The only prize, a Grand Prize, was $10,000 and tickets were limited to 400 at $100 each. The drawing was held on Friday, Nov. 5 at noon at the Outreach Office in Norwich. In attendance were our Connecticut staff along with John Bouley, a member of the board, and Father Frank Rouleau, Chaplain for Outreach to Haiti. Father Frank drew the winning ticket. And the lucky winner is----Peg, who took her first trip to Haiti 22 years ago and was so ...

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A Day in the Life of an Outreach to Haiti Student
Jimmy Kervens Jean-Felix, a member of our staff in Christ the King neighborhood of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, was able to attend school and graduate from University thanks to the Education Sponsorship Program Outreach has had for many years. Jimmy recently shared the trials and tribulations that are all part of the everyday experience of the young men and women who attend school thanks to the Outreach Program. Being a child in Haiti means many things including getting up early in the morning to go and buy a bucket of water to take a bath. It means kee...

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Cyclists Complete 5-Day, 337-mile Virtual Trip Across Haiti
Ride to Rebuild Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti A team of riders participated in the 7th Annual Bike Ride for Haiti. This 5-day, 337-mile virtual trip across Haiti was from October 11 to 15. The distance represents the mileage from Jérémie on the west coast of Haiti, through the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the middle of the country, to Cap-Haitien on the north coast. The Ride to Rebuild began as a way to raise awareness of Haiti and the terrible devastation wrought in the 2010 earthquake and continues so we can support our brothers and sisters in Hai...

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'The Value of Wisdom Surpasses Pearls' (Job: 28:18)
Throughout my life I have often thought of the Old Testament figure Job who remained faithful to God and steadfast, even when faced with many trials and tribulations.  In getting to know Haitians and all the natural disasters that have befallen Haiti and the many challenges that face Haitians on a regular basis, I am reminded of Job. Haitians, like Job, are faithful to God and steadfast, even when faced with many trials and tribulations. This wisdom surpasses the wealth of the world.  In the two years I have been with the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti...

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Outreach to Haiti Statement on Earthquake
The following statement was posted Aug. 14 from Outreach to Haiti: Please keep Haiti and its people in your prayers after they suffered a major earthquake this morning. The earthquake was a magnitude 7.2 tremor followed by a 5.2 aftershock 20 minutes later. The area struck was in Western Haiti, about 7.5 miles northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, and about 90 miles southwest of the capital Port-au-Prince. One news source said shaking was far from the epicenter. It is too early to tell how much damage was caused and how many people have died in southwestern Haiti. Hard fac...

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Letting God’s Light Shine in the Dark
While many are focused on the current situation in Haiti brought about by the assassination of  President Jovenal Moise, we should take heart in the light that shines forth from the work being done by Haitians that glorifies God. In Christ’s message to us in St. Matthew (5:16), “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” Depending on the gifts God has given each of us, our light shines in many ways. The Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti Ministry reflects God’s love and...

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Updated: Pope Francis Offers Condolences After ‘Heinous Assassination’ of Haiti’s President
UPDATE: Outreach to Haiti has released a statement on their website. Click here to go to it (full statement also after this article)   Vatican City (CNA) - Pope Francis has offered his condolences to the Haitian people after their President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home Wednesday by a group of gunmen. “Hearing the news of the heinous assassination … His Holiness Pope Francis offers his condolences to the Haitian people and to his wife, also seriously injured, whose life he commends to God,” said a telegram sent on...

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Building Hope In Haiti
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."                                                                                                                                ...

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