Entries by Saint Vincent's

Waiting for the Storm

It has been a long day of watching and waiting. There is not much to report other than what was said earlier. Everyone continues to shelter in place and wait for the storm to arrive. The winds have picked up this evening and the rain is starting to come. Tonight we expect the storm to […]

Message from Pe Fanfan

Saint Vincent is an extended family. We are all tied together by a cause which keeps us definitively dependent on each other in good or bad situations. There is Haitian proverb saying: SELEW NAN MALE OU KONEN SIW GEN BON ZANMI. We are getting emails from everywhere. First from the board members of Saint Vincent […]

Hurricane Matthew Information

UPDATE ON HURRICANE MATTHEW As many of you know, Hurricane Matthew poses an imminent threat to the country of Haiti. As of 11 a.m. EDT (10/3/16), Matthew was listed as a Category 4 hurricane, with winds measured at 140 mph. Strong winds are already present in Haiti, and the heaviest rains are expected to begin […]

First Day of School!

At 8 o’clock a.m., the students lined up in silence for the rise of the Haitian flag. Just a few moments earlier, the school yard and playground were full of noise as students, teachers and parents all expressed their joy at seeing one other again. Returning students felt at home, but the new students were […]

Students Enjoy campJacob

Every year the children are given the opportunity to participate in a summer program called “campJacob,” hosted by Jacob’s Color Link Initiative. During camp, the children are given the opportunity to experience life outside the Centre. For seven days they are able to relax, enjoy nature, and have fun. Whether it’s in the suburbs or […]

Meet Jonas!

Jonas Nazaire came to SVC in second grade and was introduced to a sponsor from the United States. (The sponsor has asked that her name to be withheld.) Jonas is now 27 years old, and the special relationship he has with his American friend has grown over the years. Their weekly conversations  are sacred moments which […]

From the Director

I am grateful for the common vision and love we share for the children of Saint Vincent. First and foremost, we want to see the children move to a new facility and become comfortable in their new home.  They have seen buildings destroyed around their old school as the government rebuilds downtown, so we need […]

SVC Board Approves Plans for Relocation

The powerful earthquake of January 12, 2010 took the lives of ten members of the community and destroyed most of the SVC complex. In the aftermath, the academic, administrative and residential facilities were relocated, and temporary structures were built to provide additional space. The medical clinic and brace shop remained in the original location. For […]

In Memorium–“Jojo” (Joseph Jean Paul)

We are saddened by the recent death of Joseph Jean Paul, known to friends far and wide as “Jojo.” He died on Saturday, May 14, 2016 after a brief and sudden illness. Jojo first arrived at Saint Vincent’s Centre for Handicapped Children when he was eight years old. Sister Joan Margaret, the founder of Saint […]