History of the Foundation for the Children of Haiti
Perhaps you have heard these words from the writings of St. Francis of Assisi:
"Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
In 1981 Gladys Thomas assumed management of a small, destitute orphanage in Port au Prince. At that time no one would have dreamed that over the ensuing 3 decades – through God’s grace, the dedication of the Haitian staff, and the generosity of our supporters – the Foundation for the Children of Haiti would become the complex and sophisticated social services and healthcare organization that it is today.
Check out the following links and we’ll take you through the wonderful journey of faith and hope that has led us from very humble beginnings in 1981 to today…
1981: First Steps
Mid-1980’s: Haiti Home for Children and the First School
1987: Rainbow of Love Nursery
1993: Hope Home
1994: Hope Hospital
2001: The Children’s Village
2004: Expansion of the Village
2007: Complications with the Adoption Program… A New Focus for Rainbow of Love
2009: Mussotte School
2010 & 2011: Earthquake and the Guest House
2014: Further development of the Village
Transform a small, rundown orphanage into a sophisticated organization offering high quality child care, education, special needs care ad complex medical services. Sounds like an impossible dream, doesn’t it? But it happened. And FCH has more dreams that we are sure will one day come true.
Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti
6093 – 145A Street.
Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6
CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity
Canada Revenue Agency Business Number 89000 4591 RR0001