On January 12th, 2010, the earthquake that struck Haiti left Wings of Hope unsafe for occupancy, changing life dramatically for staff, volunteers, and residents. For nearly six years, your generosity has allowed top-rate care, education, and therapy to continue in the space of two adjacent rental homes. However, these rental facilities were not handicap accessible – making daily operations a challenge. Thus, the dream to build a new Wings of Hope was born.
The original Wings of Hope facilities were located in the town of Fermathe, on a steep hillside overlooking Port-au-Prince. In order to reduce costs and streamline logistics, the new Wings of Hope was built in Jacmel, on flat land owned by the SJF adjacent to Lekòl sen Trinite. The new Wings of Hope is a fully accessible and earthquake-resistant child-centered facility that includes areas for learning, therapy, play, living, and growth.
While the construction of the new Wings of Hope in Jacmel is complete, our fundraising continues in order to pay final costs associated with moving and refurbishing the rental homes that the Wings residents once occupied. Because of your tremendous generosity we have raised over $1 million for this project. Your help is greatly needed as we make this final push to complete our goal… only $10,000 remains! With your help we can complete payment on all of our moving costs and focus our fundraising energy on providing for the daily needs of the Wings of Hope residents and staff. Mèsi anpil!
Donate to the Wings of Hope rebuilding fund now!
On January 29, 2016 the new Wings of Hope in Jacmel opened its doors to visitors and community members to celebrate and dedicate the new facility. Nearly 100 individuals from over a dozen organizations joined the celebration! [Read more about the Wings of Hope Dedication Celebration.