ABOUT ST. LUKE FOUNDATION FOR HAITI
The St. Luke Foundation is a Haitian organization providing medical care, education, job creation, in-country production, clean water, and housing in the most challenging areas of Haiti. Each program is run by a Haitian professional and all told we employ over 1,000 local staff.
The St. Luke Foundation grew out of the programs of our sister organization, NPH, which has been operating in Haiti for 30 years. NPH began in Haiti with an orphanage, founded by Father Rick Frechette, an American priest and doctor. As the children of NPH grew into adulthood, they began working with Father Rick on the streets of Cite Soleil, assisting with medical care and community development in the least-served parts of the city. As Father Rick (who is also a doctor) conducted street clinics, simple schools began as well. These schools progressed one step at a time, and have now grown into a comprehensive system providing education to over 11,000 each year.
Our simple street clinics progressed as well, and now have grown into a multi-tiered system that includes a referral and teaching hospital, ICU and surgery center, a women's health clinic, and two facilities in severely under-served areas of Cite Soleil. Partners include the Mayo Clinic, University of Maryland, American Academy of Neurology, the METI Project, and more.
In addition to these programs, The St. Luke Foundation runs a training and production center which includes a sewing shop, pasta and bread production, cement block fabrication, tilapia farm, a restaurant, production of medical oxygen, and more.
To learn more about the overarching programs of St. Luke please visit stlukehaiti.org.
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Thank you for your interest in learning more about this work, please don't hesitate to write firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or to discuss ways you can help.
Warmly and with gratitude,