Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage has been serving children in Jeremie, Haiti since 2004. What started a shelter for 35 children has grown into an orphanage and family reunification center, housing, feeding, and educating over 70 children, ages 3-19, year-round.
Like family, the welfare, development, and education of our children come first. Through partnering with Grow Haiti’s Children, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage has ensured our children have a safe and loving home. The children cook together, clean together, learn together and play together. The joy overflowing from each of them is contagious. Everyone from their caretakers to their Arizona family loves watching them grow. Our familial bonds stretch beyond our borders.
We prioritize education by providing each of our children with a K-12 education and trade skills. And, for the first time, sending our graduates on to University. When children arrive in our orphanage, regardless of their age, we begin their education at the level at which they left school. We are privileged with the opportunity to place them in first grade, and build their foundation from the ground up! We supply each child with their own books, uniform, tuition, backpacks, and school supplies.
The children at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage have become like family to our donors and sponsors. We visit often, send letters, recall stories of our time together and watch the children grow into adulthood. They have become a part of Arizona, as much as we have become a part of them. By partnering together to provide for the needs of our children, we are able to bring care and stability to each child we are entrusted with.