INSPIRING GENERATIONAL IMPACT IN HAITI
Healing Haiti Ministries
Healing Haiti’s Timeline
It all started with abundant love and faith in God’s vision for Haiti.
God planned for us to be part of a family. Our focus is on helping Haitians help themselves so they can keep their families together. With a 70 percent unemployment rate, many mothers and fathers find making a commitment to a family structure challenging. We want to help break the cycle of parents abandoning their children or giving them to orphanages or into child slavery. We believe that we can help do that by creating jobs.
“People in Haiti don’t want handouts. They want jobs. I’m proud to be a man who has money to take care of his family, to have money in my pocket to give to his wife to go the market. It’s important as a man to have dignity, to be able to hold your head up. My job has provided that to me.’’
– Solomon, of Titanyen, a husband, and a father
THE FIRST TRIP TO HAITI
After years of supporting ministry in Haiti, Jeff and Alyn Gacek visit Haiti for the first time.
God breaks their hearts and births what would become Healing Haiti.
THE DREAM BEGINS
Land cleared for the future Grace Village dorms and feeding center.
3 million gallons of water are delivered to to Cite Soleil.
Reiser Heights school is completed and 10 missionaries travel to Haiti.
TEN MISSION TRIPS TO HAITI
Land cleared for Grace Village dorms and feeding center.
Healing Haiti’s Elder Care program established and 10 short-term missionaries serve in Haiti.
CONSTRUCTION OF GRACE VILLAGE BEGINS
Grace Village construction begins with a vision to provide Christ-centered orphan care for Haiti’s most vulnerable children.
35 short-term missionaries serve in Haiti.
THE HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Haiti to its core, killing hundreds of thousands, leaving families torn apart and having over a million people homeless.
65 people travel with Healing Haiti to help relieve suffering.
GRACE VILLAGE OPENS
Grace Village opens as a “City On A Hill” where the light of Jesus can shine brightly throughout the surrounding communities.
Grace becomes a home to 40 children.
200 short-term missionaries visit Haiti.
GRACE ACADEMY OPENS
Grace Academy opens, educating over 300 students in the community of Titanyen.
Guesthouse number 2 is built in Delmas 31, expanding Healing Haiti’s capacity to host mission trips.
600 missionaries serve in Haiti.
Ground is broken for Grace Village Family Homes, Grace Clinic, and Grace Church in Titanyen, ministries that would eventually minister the love and hope of Jesus to thousands.
900 short-term missionaries serve in Haiti.
GRACE CHURCH & CLINIC
Grace Clinic opens with full-time Haitian medical staff and Grace Church opens its doors.
Grace Village transitions its converts its model to family homes, so that children can truly experience “home”.
Hope Church, Cite Soleil construction begins.
Ground is broken for Fleri Bakery in Titanyen.
120 full-time jobs are created, impacting hundreds of people.
LET THERE BE HOPE!
Hope Church opens its doors bringing the light of Christ into Cite Soleil.
Hope School opens with kindergarten and adult literacy classes.
1200 missionaries travel to Haiti.
JOB CREATION IN MOTION
Fleri Restaurant and Bakery is established with 25 employees.
28 acres is purchased to create Fleri Farms, which would eventually provide fresh produce to our feeding centers in Cite Soleil and Titanyen.
Hope Clinic opens, providing hope and healing to thousands of children, expectant mothers, and elders living in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest community.
Over 1,200 missionaries serve through Healing Haiti
Hope School Innovation Center opens in Cite Soleil.
Cite Soleil feeding center serves 135,000 meals to students, the elderly, and vulnerable families.
FLERI FARM: A NEW VISION
Despite a global pandemic, Fleri Bakery produces 7 million pieces of bread during a time of increased food insecurity.
Fleri Farm introduces its community farming program with 100 families having access to land to create farming businesses.
HAITI: NO MATTER WHAT
Going forward in faith and building Healing Haiti’s relational capital in the communities we serve to make sustainable imacts and improving the lives of over 5,000 familes.
As Haiti’s government dissolved and up to 80% of nonprofits left the country, our 180+ Haitian staff continued faithfully serving Haiti’s most vulnerable.