Our Homes: NPH Haiti
10,714 square miles – slightly smaller than the state of Maryland
11,334,637 (2022 est.)
Note: estimates take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS
Poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; political instability; frequent natural disasters
NPH Haiti at a Glance
January 26, 1987
St. Hélène Foyer, the main children’s home, is 25 miles from Port-au-Prince in Kenscoff
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
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.
• 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)