HELO Orphanage in Haiti

HELO's History

alt HELO, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Connecticut. HELO is a 501c3 certified charity pursuant to IRS regulations and guidelines. 

Pastor Jean Phares Beaucejour has worked tirelessly in Cayes, building churches and schools, yet dreamed of starting an orphanage. Elisabeth Kennedy had been working in Haiti for years and met Pastor Beaucejour in March of 2006 on a medical mission. Throughout the next year, the two became aware of their mutual dream through prayer and conversation and forged this partnership, co-founding HELO in June 2007. Pastor Jean Phares Beaucejour handles HELO’s work in Haiti, Elisabeth handles the work in the USA, and both travel periodically to work together in each country.

HELO’s first home opened in November 2007, renting a home near Camp Perrin with wonderful house parents, cook and teacher. Children were taught at the house, and we soon saw proof that Home Education Love and Opportunity can change the life of a child.

A beautiful parcel of land nearby the rented house became available in November 2008, and by the grace of God we were able to put a deposit down to hold the land. In April 2009 the land was purchased and our dreams continued to unfold by breaking ground for a school in September. A wonderful Christmas party was held in December 2009 for the community, an introduction and celebration of God’s blessings on HELO.

The tragic earthquake in January put an abrupt end to our joy and celebration. Our hearts ached for this land we love. In an effort to respond quickly to the cries of Haiti’s children, HELO began construction of a small home and brought tents to HELO’s property to immediately take in children orphaned by the earthquake. After searching for loving staff, house parents were hired and a second home opened in early February.  We immediately started building a third home, and on July 1, 2010 took in an additional 12 children who had been on a waiting list since January.  We will again duplicate what we have seen work in the first home -- a loving home, three meals a day, and the opportunity to attend school with the other children of HELO.

An addition to HELO's school was completed in March 2012, and HELO opened its doors to community children who were otherwise unable to attend school.  HELO currently provides a quality education to over eighty children from Preschool to 6th Grade. school1 Small   In May 2013, with a generous grant from Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a computer center was started at HELO's school, bringing education to a new level. magda small

How To Help HELO

There are many ways you can help HELO provide Home Education Love and Opportunity to children in Haiti.

One time donation opportunities

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Your contribution will be used toward the rental obligation.
Your contribution will be used to photos_for_slideshow_057_Small purchase food for a day, week, month, or year.
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Your contribution will be used toward teachers’ salaries, for a week, month or year.
School supplies
Your contribution will be used to photos_for_slideshow_130_Small purchase chalk, notebooks, pencils, etc. for the children.
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Your contribution will be used for new clothes and shoes for the children.
Building Fund
Your contribution will be used toward our ultimate goal of buying land and building home(s) and school(s).
Your contribution will be used toward a vehicle capable transporting the children.
Donate via PayPal

Full Sponsorship

$95 per month ($1,140 per year) will fully sponsor one child.
Sponsors receive a photograph with brief biography about their sponsored child, as well as periodic updates and notes or drawings from the child. 

Consider fully sponsoring a child
(automatic sponsorship of $95 per month)
$95 monthly sponsorship
Consider partially sponsoring a child
(automatic sponsorship of $47.50 per month)
$47.50 monthly sponsorship

  Buying an Animal


alt Buying an animal for the orphanage provides not only an additional food source, but a source of education and income. Children will be taught to care for the animal, breed the animal to sell the offspring (rabbits, goats, sheep), how to milk the goats and make cheese, and perhaps have enough milk, cheese and eggs to sell in the community to also supplement the income of the household.

Goats $50 each
Goat Contribution of $50
Sheep $75 each
Sheep Contribution of $75
Rabbits $8 each
Rabbit Contribution of $8
Chickens $8 each
Chicken Contribution of $8
Roosters $12 each
Rooster Contribution of $12
 To pay by check, make payable to HELO, Inc. and mail to 1599 South Street, Unit 3, Coventry, CT  06238

100% of your donation goes to support HELO's children.


HELO’s Mission

is to provide Home Education Love and Opportunity to orphaned and abandoned children in Haiti.  We currently have three homes, each housing a family unit: adult caretakers and 12-15 children.  Our dreams include elementary and vocational schools on site, providing the children of HELO a loving environment where they can learn to read and write and then learn a trade.

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