Haiti Historical Summary
In 1987, when Father Richard Frechette was collaborating with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos y Hermanas in Honduras and Mexico, he was asked to expand the work for homeless and abandoned children to the Republic of Haiti. After several exploratory visits, he established what grew to be an orphanage and school for 900 children, and a 100-bed pediatric hospital. The orphanage, whose educational program is run by the Salesian Sisters, is located in Kenscoff and is named St. Helene Home, a name chosen by the benefactor who purchased a former estate for Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos v Hermanas. The hospital, an abandoned hotel in Petionville, is called St. Damien Hospital for Children. After six years in Haiti, Father Frechette studied medicine in New York and became a licensed physician in 1998, practicing medicine ever since in the slums of Port-au-Prince in collaboration with the Missionaries of Charity. Numerous Passionists, lay volunteers, and benefactors from the United States have supported this venture.
- Haiti Historical Summary
- A Letter and Appeal Concerning the Haiti Earthquake from Father Robert Carbonneau and the Passionist Historical Archives, Union City, New Jersey, USA , January 15, 2010
- The Healing Gospel Message in Haiti of Passionist Father and Medical Doctor Richard Frechette, Essay One: Haiti 2010 Earthquake: January 12-17, 2010, Compiled by Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P.
- The Healing Gospel Message in Haiti of Passionist Father and Medical Doctor Richard Frechette, Essay Two: Haiti 2010 Earthquake: January 21-26, 2010, Compiled by Father Rob Carbonneau, C.P.
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