Pastor Jean Phares Beaucejour has worked tirelessly in Cayes, building churches and schools, yet dreamed of starting an orphanage. Elisabeth Kennedy had been working in Haiti for years and met Pastor Beaucejour in March of 2006 on a medical mission. Throughout the next year, the two became aware of their mutual dream through prayer and conversation and forged this partnership, co-founding HELO in June 2007. Pastor Jean Phares Beaucejour handles HELO’s work in Haiti, Elisabeth handles the work in the USA, and both travel periodically to work together in each country.
HELO’s first home opened in November 2007, renting a home in Laborde with wonderful house parents, cook and teacher. Children were taught at the house, and we soon saw proof that Home Education Love and Opportunity can change the life of a child.
HELO’s mission is to provide Home Education Love and Opportunity to orphaned and abandoned children in Haiti. We currently have three homes, each housing a family unit: adult caretakers and 12-15 children. Our dreams include elementary and vocational schools on site, providing the children of HELO a loving environment where they can learn to read and write and then learn a trade.
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