The Children’s Medical Mission of Haiti is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing support for the delivery of medical and educational services to the people of Haiti through Saint Vincent Centre for Handicapped Children, Port-au-Prince. It also serves as an umbrella organization for related missions in Haiti and facilitates and organizes biennial Haiti Connection Conferences. CMMH also serves as the fiscal agent for St. Vincent’s. Visit their website: cmmh.org.
Friends of St. Vincent's Center Inc has been serving St. Vincent’s Center since 1994. Our current focus is offering St. Vincent’s adult graduates opportunities for advanced education and vocational training so they can lead productive, independent lives in their own country. We lead teams to work hands-on and virtually in Haiti, teaching vocational skills, aiding with housing and life skills, but most importantly, showing graduates that they are worthy of love and leading a fulfilling life on their own.
Haiti Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF) is working directly with UNEPH (Université Episcopale d’Haïti) to start four-year degree programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. St. Vincent’s Center was the inspiration for this project, as there is a great need for professional OT and PT services in the outpatient medical clinic, the school and the residential facility. St. Vincent’s will be one of the fieldwork sites and, we hope, one of the first clinics in Haiti to hire an OT/PT team. The first class of Haitian professionals will graduate in 2019. Find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HaitiOTPTdegrees.
Medi for Help started right after the Haiti earthquake in 2010. Its main goal is to provide amputees with lower limb prostheses, while also providing treatment in areas of orthopedics, wound care and lymphedema. In partnership with Albert Schweitzer Hospital, a rehabilitation centre was established in Deschapelles with a focus on prosthetics. A second workshop has been established established in Port-au-Prince to treat patients living in or nearby the capital. Medi for Help organises volunteers who make up prostheses free of charge in Haiti and provide support when the patients first start walking. Visit their website:
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, VA, is called to the discipleship of Jesus Christ and to deeper relationship with God. In changing times, we extend Christ’s unchanging ministry to one another, our community, our nation, and the world. St. Martin’s has supported St. Vincent’s since 2017 with commitments of prayer, support (spiritual, relational, educational, and financial.) St. Martin’s seeks to advocate for relationships between SVC and other service and religious organizations in Williamsburg and beyond.
Visit their website: www.stmartinswmbg.org.
Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932, Southern College of Optometry ranks as one of the nation’s leading institutions of optometric education. Many students, physicians and faculty members at SCO also participate in the student chapter of VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), an organization dedicated to providing free quality vision care services to people around the world. The SVOSH community at SCO visits Saint Vincent’s each year to do vision assessments and provide glasses at no charge. Visit their websites: svoshsco.org/ and sco.edu/.
The mission of Team/Équipe Canada Healing Hands (TCHH) is to be a model provider of affordable audiology and audioprosthesis services for the people of Haiti. We accomplish our mission through education and training of local service providers, as well as delivering on-the-ground clinics throughout the year. At St. Vincent’s we develop and provide quality services for hearing testing and hearing aid fitting free of charge to the students of and to members of the community. TCHH seeks to support the establishment of a permanent hearing clinic, so that the one established in 2014 can be operated entirely by St. Vincent’s. Visit their website: tchh.org.
The mission of the West Tennessee Haiti Partnership is to strengthen and support St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The WTHP strives to maintain a high level of mutual respect and collaboration in the relationships we build and grow at St. Vincent’s. We send teams twice a year to administer medical care to the students and staff and also partner with other organizations to improve the school’s educational quality and financial sustainability. Visit their website:
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