Concerned by the impact of poverty and disintegrating family ties in her local Haitian community, a lay Catholic named Nirva Desdunes founded the St. Joseph’s Elderly Care Center. This is a safe, fun environment where elderly men and women who would otherwise spend their day alone can enjoy companionship and receive much-needed assistance.
The program provides breakfast and lunch, offers basic medical support and hosts a variety of activities such as holiday celebrations, board games and literacy training. The spiritual life of the elderly is cultivated through prayer, catechesis, Bible reflection and monthly Mass. Your generosity will help provide food, medicine and other operating costs of the center, bringing hope, love and comfort to elderly Haitians who have no one else to care for them.
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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.
When you select an aid project, your donation to that project will be used to cover any expenditures for the project incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry's fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.