St. Joseph’s Elderly Care Center

Project 3330

Food in Haiti

St. Joseph’s Elderly Care Center

Donate to help transform lives


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.

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating and ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

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Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.82%
More than 94 percent of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.
Audited Financials FY2022

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, 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.