Our Homes: NPH Haiti

HaitiHaiti Facts

Area:
10,714 square miles – slightly smaller than the state of Maryland

Population:
11,334,637 (2022 est.)
Note: estimates take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS

Languages:
French, Creole

Issues:
Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; political instability; frequent natural disasters

NPH Haiti at a Glance

Opened:
January 26, 1987

Location:
St. Hélène Foyer, the main children’s home, is 25 miles from Port-au-Prince in Kenscoff

NPH Operates:
Family-style homes; schools (grades K – 10 and K – 12), plus a higher education program; medical clinics, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital

Community Programs include three rehabilitation outpatient centers providing therapy and education to children and adults with neurological disabilities

2021 Impact
3,274 children and adults supported

1,065 local people employed

52,552 services provided at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital

Did You Know?

  • Kenson Kaas, National Director of Childcare, is an Hermano Mayor (“Older Brother”), who was raised at the home.
  • As a result of the 2010 earthquake, NPH/NPFS Haiti suffered the tragic loss of staff, volunteers and family members, as well as extensive facility damage. Despite these losses, by year’s end, they assisted over one million people.
  • St. Hélène Foyer in Kenscoff is home to nearly 300 children. Situated on 15 acres, it features residential cottages, a chapel, farm, clinic and school (grades K – 10). More than 750 students from the community attend the NPH school.
  • Father Wasson Angels of Light in Tabarre provides a home, clinic and school (grades K – 12) for vulnerable and displaced children. More than 100 children live on site and nearly 1,800 attend the school.
  • St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Tabarre was founded in 1989 and is the only hospital dedicated to pediatric and prenatal care in Haiti. The staff provides critical services to high-risk pregnant women, as well as babies and children suffering from chronic medical conditions.
  • Don Bosco in Tabarre is a higher education program supporting nearly 700 youths who graduated from St. Hélène and are attending high
    school, university or technical schools.
  • Kay St. Germaine, Kay Gabriel and Kay Elaine are rehabilitation outpatient centers providing therapy and education for hundreds of children and adults with neurological disabilities.

More Information:

• VIDEO: NPH Haiti: A Glimpse at Family Life, December 2013
Holiday Celebrations at NPH Haiti
• VIDEO: NPH Haiti St. Damien Pediatric Hospital: Not One Be Lost, October 2013
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund
• Fact Sheet (PDF)
Home Map (PDF)
• Visitor’s Guide (PDF)

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