Since its founding in 2012, the D2C Foundation provides a long-term Family Home for vulnerable children identified by the community as abandoned, orphaned or forced to work in domestic servitude (Restaveks).
Haitian children brought into the D2C Family Home will never be put up for adoption. Instead, they have been “adopted” into the D2C Family and will be brought up in a nurturing environment surrounded by their own community and culture. In addition to shelter, nutritious food, clothing, and psycho-social care, the children are provided with the best available education to help support their future.
It is our belief that offering a more natural environment for the children will allow them to maintain a place in their communities. By attending school with other Haitian children and engaging in safe, healthy interaction with other community members, the divide that is so often created when children are raised in a segregated orphanage setting will be lessened.
The success of our model is evident in the bonds that have been created between the children and caretakers in our Family Home. The children show signs of emotional and physical growth, and incredible strides towards stability.