Healing For Haiti

Jonc-Dodin

Helping Haitian individuals, families, and the community by providing quality healthcare to those in need.


Our Mission


It is a privilege to introduce you to Healing for Haiti, a New Jersey based 501 (c) (3) organization. This effort was started in February 2009, and has caused considerable excitement among those who have an interest in helping people in the poorest country in our hemisphere. Our Board of Directors are a highly motivated group, largely composed of medical professionals, led by Christopher Godek, MD, FACS, and renowned New Jersey Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon.

Much has been accomplished to date. Five acres have been purchased, which will serve as the site for our new clinic. This property has already been walled off and gated for security purposes. The first floor construction is underway. Our goal to provide healthcare to these dear villagers is in sight. Medical teams have been organized and stand ready to serve as soon as the building phase of this project has been completed.

Building Progress


We are proud to announce that the first floor construction is complete.

Currently, we are in the process of fitting out the first floor of the medical clinic.

We have come a long way. Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us. Together, we can make this dream a reality.

If you are excited by what we are doing, would you consider partnering with us?

Our History


A brief history.

1999 - 2008
Before Healing For Haiti

Villate Castor was born and raised in Jonc-Dodin.
1999: Villate invited some friends to visit his home village of Jonc-Dodin, Haiti.
2000's: Villate continued to visit Haiti, bringing along more friends and members from his church. During these years, Faith Baptist Church of Hamilton, NJ started funding different projects in the village of Jonc-Dodin. Dennis Hanft attended numerous trips on behalf of the church to assess the needs and report on the progress of various projects, including the construction of a new school building (three floors and a steel roof).
2006: A small medical missions trip was organized.
2008: Villate donated land to Healing For Haiti to build the clinic.
2009-2015
Healing For Haiti's Start

2009: Medical missions trip.
It was Tim Snyder's first trip to Haiti that changed his life and led him to start Healing For Haiti.
2009: In February, Healing For Haiti was incorporated.
2010: 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti.
2010: A medical missions trip.
2012: Medical mission trip.
2012: At the end of the year, the community leaders from Jonc-Dodin attended the ground breaking ceremony where the symbolic cornerstone was laid to start the construction process.
2016 - Present
Construction

2013: In February, with the engineering plans approved, the foundation construction was started.
2015: Thousands of blocks were made to construct the walls.
2016: In February, the Medical Clinic's walls were put up and the roof was poured.
2017: The construction to the inside of the first floor of the clinic started.
2017: Members of the board went to Haiti to review the first floor progress.
 

Ways To Get Involved


There are two primary ways to get involved with Healing For Haiti to impact the lives of the people in Jonc-Dodin, Haiti.


Donate

Individual Contributions:

Would you consider giving a one-time donation?

Company Charitable Giving Matching Program or Grant Applications:

If your company offers a charitable gift matching program, we can provide you our 501(c)(3) documentation.
For those who are able to submit with a tax deductible grant or year-end donation, we would love to talk to you. We have streamlined documentation to help facilitate the grant application process.


Connect

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Medical Missions Trips:

If you have a medical background and would like to get involved, we would love to talk to you about joining us for a medical missions trip.

Let's talk:

We would love to talk to you about what we are doing in Haiti! If you have any questions or ideas, we would love to talk to you.

 

If you would like to learn more, please contact us.

About Us


Meet the staff that makes Healing for Haiti possible. It is our objective to provide quality Medical care to the village of Jonc Dodin, a remote area of Haiti where there is no potable drinking water, no electricity, no sewage plants, and no medical treatment available.


Our Board Of Directors


The board has the expertise and capability to ensure that all of the money raised by Healing for Haiti will be used solely to build and equip the medical clinic in Jonc-Dodin. As a volunteer board, the directors reach into their own pockets for travel to Haiti and to cover administrative costs. There are no paid staff positions.

Villate Castor
President
Villate Castor
President
Timothy Snyder, APN
Founder
Timothy Snyder, APN
Founder
Chris Godek, MD FACS
Medical Director
Chris Godek, MD FACS
Medical Director
Dennis Hanft
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Hanft
Chief Financial Officer
Marie Castor, APN
Clinical Director
Marie Castor, APN
Clinical Director
Ellen Spence
V.P. of Fundraising
Ellen Spence
V.P. of Fundraising
Paul Renner, JD
Legal Advisor
Paul Renner
Legal Advisor
Allison Arnone
Design / Planning
Allison Arnone
Design / Planning
Nerva Cheremond
Resident Liaison
Nerva Cheremond
Resident Liaison
Dave Labaw
Dave Labaw
Board Member
Corporate Sponsors:

We are looking forward to finishing this health center in order to provide much needed medical care to the peole of Jonc-Dodin, Haiti. Would you consider a one time gift to help us finish the construction of this medical clinic?

Villate Castor, President

Let's Get In Touch!


Please feel free to get in touch with us.

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