Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Updates from Haiti

PEAR has received the following updates on conditions in Haiti (this list is updated frequently as we receive additional information, please check back regularly ):

**Reader note: We have alphabetized the list to make it easier to find a particular orphanage. New additions as of Saturday, January 16th will be published in green and dated. Please let us know if you have new information and we will update, updates are published in reddish-brown.**

Adoption Agency:

Dr. Bernard of New Life Link and the children are safe.
Chances for Children all children and staff are safe and unharmed.
Barbara Walker of Reach Out Haiti is OK

Orphanage :

A Child's Hope Foundation, which operates an orphanage in Timarche, about 25 miles from Port-au-Prince, the 200-plus orphans housed in the foundation's facility are alive and accounted for http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705358615/Haitian-orphanages-with-Utah-ties-in-need.html
A New Arrival Childrens Center in Petionville. Building is OK and all children are safe
Allentown Lifechurch Orphanage: all children and staff are safe
Brent Gambrell Ministries in Carrefour : Orphanage, home to 40 children all under the age of six, as well as twelve staff members are all reported safe. The structure did sustain damage and the children are being cared for by the staff and living outside.
Bresma orphange: Current report is that staff and children are ok. UPDATE:New report from BRESMA: http://thatschurch.com/2010/01/13/its-getting-real-bad/
Cabaret Baptist Children’s Home: The staff and the 38 children who live at the orphanage were not hurt. http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/topstories/news-article.aspx?storyid=150752&catid=3
Central Texas Orphan Mission Alliance in Port-au-Prince,Adopting parents are reporting that the children at the orphanage are safe http://abcnews. go.com/Nightline /HaitiEarthquake /haiti-orphans- us-couple- learns-adopted- haitian-daughter -survived- earthquake/ story?id= 9564464&page= 1
Child's Heart Orphanage/Crèche Coeur d'enfant: All children are safe.
Children of Israel orphanage, Les Cayes. Children, staff and visiting missionaries ok, building sustained damage. (January 16)
Children of the Promise (Leogane) all children are safe
Cite Soliel Orphanage. One of the children had a piece of concrete land on her and she was taken to the hospital... the other 29 children and caretakers were OK. The school that they stay in had substantial damage. http://www.healing-haiti.blogspot.com/
Coeur Bonheur des enfants: Children are OK
Coq Chant Orphanage: At least one child has died - story on child who was to be adopted here: http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/50576 Update Coq Chant-"everyone else made it out of the orphanage alive" http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=11819712
Crèche des Brebis de Saint Michel: Children and orphanage are fine.
Creche Enfant de l'Jesus/Chances for Children: all children and staff are safe, some damage to building.
Creche Notre Dame de la Nativité - Our Lady of the Nativity, 8a Delva St Fontamara 27 Port Au Prince: (January 16) after a brief telephone contact with the director of the nursery Mrs. Louis Jacques reported significant damage: As part of the building is collapsed and there would be wounded. We are very concerned and look forward to more news on the health of children and persons on the nursery http://www.portauxpetitsprinces.com/Accueil/accueil.htm
Dezman Fleury Foundation's orphanage: orphanage destroyed, 1 orphanage house mother is dead, 2 children with head injuries, approximately 40 girls living in open field without shelter as of Jan 17 (information added to PEAR's blog January 19)
http://www.enterprise-journal.com/articles/2010/01/17/news/01.txt

Ebenezer Glenn Orphanage, in Dessalines, Haiti : orphanage intact, all children ok (January 16)

http://www.egohaiti.blogspot.com/
Emmanuel Christian Mission compound which houses two orphanages, a school, and a church. The orphans were all safe, Beaucejour reported, but the church building sustained heavy damage http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/haitian-orphans-supported-by-kettering-church-safe-after-earthquake-490679.html?cxtype=feedbot
Enfant Haïtien - Mon Frère on Avenue Christophe 141 : all children and director Rolande Lafontant are fine, building has sustained damage. Update: http://pour-les-enfants-d-haiti.over-blog.com/ Children are fine, director Rolande Lafontant is too, but building is severely damaged and three young adults are under the ruins. They are seeking shelter around the school but urgently need help.
Fondation Rose-Mina de Diegue: All children ok.
Foyer d' Espoir/ Marion Austin Christian School children and staff are fine
Foyer de Scion/Orphanage at Fontamara is still standing and the children are ok.
Foyer des Filles de Dieu: We have learned the following from reports by Resurrection Church: five of the children have died, the building is damaged to the point where the girls cannot live there. The clinic is still standing and is busy with people needing medical care. PEAR has no information on the identity of the girls who died. For further information and updates, please consult: http://resurrectioncatholic.org Update (added January 18): Additional Media stories: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/01/15/windsor-chauvin-orphanage-100115.html
Foyer de la Nouvelle Vie Children are OK. (January 16) source: private email.
Friends of the Orphans/St. Helene orphanage, all 350 children are safe and have sustained no injuries, and the complex is intact. Update (added January 18); American volunteer killed in building collapse: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/15/national/main6101142.shtml
God's Littlest Angels: staff and children are all ok.
Grace House of Hope for Girls orphanage and accompanying church in Bon Repos, Haiti.
Early Wednesday morning, she learned via e-mail from a fellow missionary that both the church and orphanage, about 10 miles north of Port Au Prince, were destroyed in the earthquake. Workers were able to shepherd all of the children from the orphanage before the collapse, so no one was injured. http://dailyherald.com/story/?id=350640
HIS Home for Children in Port-au-Prince, all 125 children safe but major damage to building. UPDATE January 17: All are still well and safe, food and water supply are OK, rationing back to 2 meals per day. Children and staff are camping on the grounds of a local church. More info available here: http://www.hishomeforchildren.com/
H.O.P.E. Center, run by CSI Ministries all 20 children alive, some children with minor injuries (cuts, bumps, bruises) but major damage to the orphanage.
Hands Across the Sea orphanage and school in Deschappelles, 15 children in the orphanage and 250 students at the school. This orphanage is ok.
Holt Fontana Children's home Children and Director Mansour Masse are okay
Hope for Little Angels of Haiti: This organization has a Facebook Page and is posting updates. Here is the latest entry: " We have heard that the majority of the children in the care of this orphanage are alive. There are a few that have yet to be confirmed as they were elsewhere when the earthquake struck so please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We also have heard that the building sustained heavy damage so donations will be even more critical as we will need to rebuild." http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-for-Little-Angels-of-Haiti/223557492064?ref=mf
Horizon of Hope/Crèche Horizon de l'espoir : Children are OK.
Horizon de Lespoir Orphanage: all children and staff are fine.
House of Blessings in Kenscoff: everyone is fine and the orphanage is fine.
Jereme Orphans: Children and director OK but orphanage has many needs, please see website: http://www.jeremieorphans.org/ (January 16)
Little Children of Jesus Home, a Port-au-Prince orphanage no children were injured http://www.catholicherald.com/local_news/detail.html?sub_id=12116
Maison des Enfants de Dieu (Delmas 31): all children are fine UPDATE Jan 16: We have one nanny that is deceased and the orphanage needs her body to be removed. The orphanage has no drinkable water. In addition they need: formula for babies, medicines, IV fluids (one child is currently on an IV), charcoal to cook, diesel, cash to buy supplies if they find them. They are running out of cash and there are no banks open to get cash, so it needs to be delivered by someone already on the ground or by helicopter. Source volunteer/missionary at Maison de Enfants de Dieu UPDATE January 17: According to a blog on Fox News aid has arrived at the orphanage.: http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/01/17/taking-stock-of-the-situation/ A copy of the FOX footage can be seen at this blog: http://contemporarycalvinist.blogspot.com/2010/01/our-orphanage-in-haiti-makes-national.html which also states that some of the children are on their way to their adoptive families in the US.
Maison Fortune Orphanage near the city of Hinche in the central plateau region :The orphanage (and Hinche itself) are located far enough from PAP that while the quake (as well as some of the after-shocks) have been felt, there was no mentionable damage or injuries in the area
http://www.maisonfortune.org/index.php/latest-news/49-major-earthquake-strikes-haiti
Maison de Lumiere, a 90-child orphanage in Port-au-Prince has been turned into a makeshift triage and hospital since Tuesday's 7.0 earthquake. (information added January 18) http://www.ocregister.com/news/-229513--.html
Mission E4 orphanage (16 girls) 8 miles from Port Au Prince "The orphanage, like most buildings in and around Port-au-Prince, is no longer safe and residents are sleeping outside. All the children in the orphanage survived." http://m.sheboyganpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100116/SHE0101/1160453/-1/WAP&template=wapart (information added January 19)
Missionaries of Charity Compound at Delmas 31 rue 6 de Larnage. The babies and children are ok as well as the sisters and volunteers. Some damage to building.
New Life Children’s Home, all 90 orphans at the orphanage near the city’s airport, survived the quake, they still don’t know the extent of injuries,
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34850519/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/
Our Lady of the Nativity/Crèche Notre dame de la Nativité: preliminary report is that some children have died and others are injured. We will update when we can locate further information. Update: French blog, Google translation:Catastrophic situation for Our Lady of the Nativity <http://servannetimouns.blogspot.com/2010/01/situation-catastrophique-pour-notre.html> Of 120 children during the adoption process, half, 62 left, according to reliable source
Petits Anges de Chantel Orphange Marie France Simon is okay, and the children are all safe and accounted for
The Love A Child Orphanage in Fond Parisien, just outside Port au Prince, was fortunate to survive the earthquake in Haiti with no casualties. In spite of damage to the some buildings on campus, the staff is focused on the hundreds of victims arriving at Love A Child's Jesus Healing Center, and the children in the orphanage are packing relief supplies to help http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/4061112713.html
Reformation Hope orphanage: the roof of the building housing the dining room and the church collapsed ALL children and staff safe (information added January 17). Story in media can be found here: http://blog.nj.com/njv_bob_braun/2010/01/dinner_delay_spares_56_childre.html
The Rescue Children orphanage: building was damaged, but children and employees were not injured.
St Joseph's Home for Boys: all children ok building destroyed.
Servants of All Ministry in Graned Goave: All of our kids are OK. Building has some structural damage, so we sleep in the courtyards. Food will be a concern in a few days, but for now we are fine. http://www.servantsofallministry.com/
Sheepfold of the Good Shepherd - All are okay. Some buildings collapsed. Sleeping in the yard.(added january 16) source: private email, info forwarded from http://haitiearthquakesurvivors.blogspot.com/2010/01/orphanage-updates_15.html
We Can Build An Orphanage AIDS Orphanage: Current word is that the director and 13 children are missing, we are awaiting confirmation. UPDATE: All 13 children and the director have been located and are alive.
Welcome Children Center: All staff and children are fine, one teacher missing.(January 16) http://fellowshipbreakfast.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/update-on-welcome-children-centre-haiti/
Wings of Hope: children and staff are ok, building sustained structural damage

Hospitals:
Hope Hospital/Hospital Espoir: everyone OK, hospital is taking on victims of the earthquake.
Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital:The main hospital and several other buildings on the Saint Damien campus were damaged along with several perimeter walls. It is unclear is whether any of the children being treated at Saint Damien, which was built in 2006, were killed or injured. http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/1040836.html
Visitation Hospital in Petite Riviere de Nippes: Hospital is intact

Locating Individuals in Haiti:
The U.S. Embassy in Port Au Prince has set up a task force at the Embassy which is taking calls as conditions permit. The Embassy is working to identify Americans in Haiti who need urgent assistance and to identify sources of emergency help. Americans are urged to contact the Embassy via email at ACSPaP@state.gov to request assistance. Americans in Haiti can call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. The State Department has also created a task force to monitor the emergency. People in the U.S. or Canada with information or inquiries about U.S. citizens in Haiti may reach the Haiti Task Force at 888-407-4747. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, call 202-501-4444.

International Red Cross/Family Links: For people seeking to restore contact with family members after the earthquake in Haiti, the Haitian Red Cross Society and the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have set up a system on Family Links website: http://www.icrc.org/web/doc/siterfl0.nsf/htmlall/familylinks-haiti-eng

Facebook Haiti earthquake page: HAITI EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBERS:
Anyone attempting to connect with family members or friends traveling or living in the region should call the On Call International hotline: 800-576-5172. Or, they can call On Call International collect at 603-328-1924. Callers should have as much information as possible readily available at the time of call, including tour operator name, itineraries, hotel information or cell phone numbers.U.S. citizens in Haiti can call the Embassy’s Consular Task Force at 509-2229-8942, 509-2229-8089, 509-2229-8322, or 509-2229-8672. To get help or find information in Haiti call: 1888-404-4747 or 202-332-4090, you can also call signal FM at: 305-407-2119

CNN has set up a survivor search database: http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=381628

Update: Google has set up a “Person Finder” Web site, in French and English, to help people looking for family or friends in Haiti. http://haiticrisis.appspot.com/

IMPORTANT UPDATE for US Families in Process of Adopting: please see PEAR's blog post: http://pear-now.blogspot.com/2010/01/dos-adoption-alert-haiti-earthquake-and.html or the DOS website http://adoption.state.gov/news/Haiti.html

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7 comments:

Chad Becker said...

FYI, A New Arrival Childrens Center in Petionville. Building is OK and all children are safe

PEAR said...

Thank you Chad, we have added the information above.

Brent and Lori said...

We're looking for information on Hope for Little Angels of Haiti/Espoir Des Petits Anges d'Haiti. We are looking for information on the Orphanage Director, Nadia Bernadin or confirmation on which children were at which location (they were in the process of moving from Carrefour to a location closer to the airport when the earthquake hit). Please let us know if you hear anything.

PEAR said...

Brent & Lori -If we hear anything we will publish it here! Try looking on Facebook as well - there are quite a few places there where people are posting information on orphanges- here is one: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=252988675717&topic=16298&post=95071

PEAR said...

Brent & Lori - Hope for Little Angels is posting on their Face book page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-for-Little-Angels-of-Haiti/223557492064?ref=mf Here is the latest entry:
" We have heard that the majority of the children in the care of this orphanage are alive. There are a few that have yet to be confirmed as they were elsewhere when the earthquake struck so please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We also have heard that the building sustained heavy damage so donations will be even more critical as we will need to rebuild."

PEAR said...

Thank you for the update Nathalie - we have added the information above.

Nathalie said...

Oops, sorry for deleting, I wanted to edit it!

They have since found shelter and have water and food, my sister was in touch with director Rolande Lafontant directly who told her this on the phone!

Original message:

http://pour-les-enfants-d-haiti.over-blog.com/

Update on Enfant Haitien - Mon Frère

Children are fine, director Rolande Lafontant is too, but building is severely damaged and three young adults are under the ruins. They are seeking shelter around the school but urgently need help.