Devoted to Children (D2C) is a small 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on supporting the needs of vulnerable children in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti and providing them with educational opportunities for a better future.
D2C was founded in 2012 in order to address the immediate and long-term needs of the Cayes Jacmel community’s most at-risk children – including abandoned and orphaned children, as well as former child slaves and domestic servants (Restaveks). In its first years of operation, D2C focused primarily on the founding and operation of a long-term Family Home for a small number of these vulnerable children identified by the local community. In addition to providing physical needs such as shelter, nutritious food and clothing, the D2C Family Home focused on initiatives that aimed to support the children’s overall psycho-social wellbeing and growth into future leaders who will be able to give back to their community.
By 2015, D2C expanded its mission to include programs focused on education, mental health and cultural exchange for the children at the Family Home as well as other at-risk youth in the community. In 2018, D2C initiated a livelihoods project to help ensure the economic independence and prosperity of these youth.
Inspired by the children
The original and continuing goal of D2C is to create a stable home for orphaned and abandoned children, and build a long-term family care plan that will see them grow into young adults and become educated, active and contributing citizens.
To achieve this, our organization covers all the expenses related to raising children in the D2C Family Home, including rent and security for the physical home, the salaries of Haitian nannies and caretakers, the children's education, vocational training, transportation to school, clothes, and food.
D2C’s mission and vision has grown alongside the children in its care. The organization seeks to support the Cayes Jacmel community in raising the next generation of Haitian leaders who will help their community and entire nation in its struggle towards development, security and democracy. D2C believes education, opportunity and encouragement are key to achieving this goal.
Your contribution supports the daily needs of these children, while helping us build self-sustainable opportunities for their future.
Be a part of their journey.
“If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi