Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope in Jacmel, Haiti - a home for children with physical and mental disabilitiesAbout the residents

David at Wings of HopeSince 1994, Wings of Hope has been a critical part of the St. Joseph Family, providing a safe, happy, loving, caring, and hopeful family environment for children and young adults with physical and mental challenges. Today, Wings of Hope provides a home and second chance for over 30 residents who would otherwise be shunned by Haitian society.

At Wings of Hope, each child receives a combination of occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, and classroom time. Developed in close collaboration with well-regarded schools and programs in the United States in Canada, programming is aimed at giving each student experiences that are educationally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually enriching and designed to maximize potential and enable each individual to live life to the fullest.Vilner pushes Teddy to the boys room

Residents and day students also enjoy wonderful opportunities in the larger community. These enriching experiences help improve socialization, coordination, balance, and physical activity.

Watch a video of a mission team spending time with the residents at Wings of Hope.

Meet the Wings of Hope Family!

Wings of Hope Staff

 Wings of Hope staff
Many members of the staff at Wings of Hope are graduates of the St. Joseph Family, all work at a semi-professional level, and all are paid a decent living wage, as compared to Haiti’s average annual income of U.S. $400(*).

Guest House Facilities

Wings of Hope guest house bunk roomInteracting with the residents of Wings of Hope is a life-affirming experience. To facilitate your time at Wings, a comfortable guest house is maintained on the property, with accommodations available by reservation year-round.  Breakfast and dinner are included in the nightly fee of $5. A co-ed bunk room that sleeps up to 28 guests and two private rooms are available.


Located just next door is Nouvo Vi Bakery, offering delicious cinnamon rolls, cookies, bread, and buns at extremely reasonable prices. At the end of a long day in the Jacmel sun, visitors can enjoy respite in the cool ocean waters, only a 5-10 minute walk from the guest house. Downtown Jacmel also is a wonderful tourist destination, boasting many talented artisans and craftspeople. The beach-side town is undergoing multi-phased renovations, making it an extremely pleasant side trip and glimpse into Haitian culture.


For inquiries and reservations, contact the Hearts with Haiti office at
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Guests enjoy comfortable, clean accommodations in rooms that are beautifully decorated with Haitian paintings and ironwork.
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The main co-ed bunk room is spacious, providing beds for up to 28 guests.
Breakfast at Wings of Hope Guest House
Breakfast and dinner options provide plenty of options for a wide range of dietary needs. Fresh bread is provided daily by Nouvo Vi Bakery and in-season fruits will delight the palate.
Dining room at Wings of Hope guest house
Come prepared to dine well!