Reach Out to Haiti
Barbara Walker, the founder, has been working to provide basic needs to Haitians for over thirty years, and has facilitated the adoptions of over 2000 helpless children to the best loving homes possible. Barbara’s work includes operating Ruuska Village, a walled community in Bon Repos, Haiti , Maki Island and the Blue Escape which are all a safe haven and refuge for mothers and children fleeing dangerous environments. Ruuska Village manages a medical clinic, school for children and nannies, plus a clothing and food depot, a well and clean water, and round-the-clock power generated on-site through a generator and inverters.
In addition to these facilities, there are twenty-five individual housing units, food and non-food supply depots, a small school, The Church of Viera on Maki Island, and of course a playground for the children. Thanks to the kindness of our donors, Reach Out to Haiti has also been able to provide local children, and some adults, with tuition assistance for schooling. Reach Out to Haiti houses children awaiting a family both at Ruuska Village and at other locations. It operates on volunteer power and by employing local mothers, which helps to provide them with both a modest income and an introduction to safer child-care practices.
While we at Reach Out To Haiti focus primarily on facilitating adoptions, we are a Christian, faith-based group and are committed to showing God’s love, and in doing so we are active in providing assistance to Haiti’s extremely impoverished communities by distributing donations of:
- Clothing (suitable for the hot, humid Haitian climate)
- Non-perishable food
- Medical supplies
- Medical assistance
- School supplies
- School uniforms
- Baby care items
These are just a few of the many common items which are so desperately needed in Haiti. There are many other donations which can do just as much good. These efforts are made possible by the generous contributions and support from caring people from all over the world, like you. We, members of the Reach Out to Haiti community, thank you for your generous contribution to solving the problems not just of a struggling nation, but of an individual child in need. No meal, no pair of shoes or even laces, no single drink of water, no life-preserving vaccination, no moment spent caring for those in need, is taken for granted.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
Reach Out to Haiti is currently looking for volunteers to stay at Ruuska Village and assist Barbara Walker in everyday activities to run the village. Stay as long as you would like! We are looking for someone who is committed to bringing light into the darkness of Haiti. WE NEED YOU!
For more information, email Barbara Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to hear from you soon!
Looking To Adopt?
Adoptions in Haiti have become extremely difficult due to UNICEF and the Hague Agreement. They have installed new adoption laws that make them very costly and takes no less than two years to process. The Hague Agreement forces all adopting families to now go through a Hague approved adoption agency in your country of residence that has a permit to do adoptions in Haiti. Anyone who wishes to adopt must be extremely committed and patient. Creche du Ciel Bleu is still a certified adoption agency in Haiti and is still processing adoptions.
Please continue to pray for the restoration and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. We appreciate your kind concern and willingness to help.
"And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me." Matthew 18:5