Angels of Light “Haiti” Amy Roloff Charity foundation, Please donate now!

Please see below, for a donation of $25 or more you will receive an
autographed picture of Amy Roloff. Your donation will go to supporting this
wonderful program!!!! Visit www.amyroloffcharityfoundation.org NPH Launches Program to Aid Vulnerable Children in Haiti

Posted February 24, 2010 The NPH/NPFS Response Program for Vulnerable and Displaced Children

Click to
watch video on the Angels of Light program
As Haiti
fades from the headlines, thousands of children are still living in dire
conditions, vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Immediately after the
earthquake on January 12, 2010, the NPH/NPFS team began to develop a program
to serve the children left orphaned, vulnerable and displaced as a result of
the tragedy. By utilizing the existing network of NPH/NPFS outreach programs
and the many willing NPH/NPFS graduates or “Hermanos Mayores” (Spanish for
“Older Brothers/Sisters”), the organization has been able to mobilize
resources to rapidly address this crisis and create the Fr. Wasson Angels of
Light program. As of the end of February, there are currently around 1,500
children being served by this program, which is being coordinated by 100
adults.
Please click here to watch a video of the Angels of Light program. A child at the NPH/NPFS Day CampThe Angels of Light program has 4 main
objectives: 1. Provide permanent care for children orphaned by the earthquake of
January 12 by integrating them into the NPH home and providing extra care
for those with mental and physical problems as a result of the earthquake. 2. Identify children left homeless or otherwise unable to care for
themselves, but who still have families and therefore are not being
integrated into the NPH/NPFS Family. Our goal is to provide temporary care
for these children until they are reunited with their families. 3. Invite severely disabled children who are victims of the earthquake
to join our family either permanently or provisionally until they are able
to function on their own and rejoin their family through our assistance in
providing prosthesis or other aids to continue with their lives. 4. To refer to other more suitable organizations those children for whom
we are unable to provide appropriate care, such as previous street children
or inmates of the juvenile prison. Provide assistance to those older
children with families who are in need, but are better situated to remain in
their neighborhoods. The program relies on the assistance of the NPH/NPFS Hermanos Mayores, or
NPH graduates, many of whom have been left without homes due to the
earthquake. These older members of the NPH/NPFS family have been an integral
part of the organization’s ability to respond in the aftermath of the
earthquake. Since the earthquake, many Hermanos Mayores have returned to the
NPH/NPFS homes to help their younger brothers and sisters, even in the face
of their own losses. Their strength and determination has been inspiring. Through the Angels of Light program, NPH/NPFS is prepared to address the
immediate, mid-term and long-term needs of children in Haiti. To provide
immediate relief to the children in need, NPH/NPFS is focusing on community
engagement and establishing a rapport with the children in the tent cities.
NPH/NPFS has established a presence in parks, on street corners and in the
tent cities where unattended children are gathering. Children are provided
with food, water and clothing to allow the staff to get to know each child.
A day camp has been created on the grounds of St. Damien Hospital where
these children are brought each day. The children are served two meals,
participate in activities and spend the day in a safe environment. NPH/NPFS
staff works with the children at the day camp to determine each child’s
situation. NPH/NPFS is also working with the Red Cross as well as other
orphanage programs to help children become reunited with their lost family
members. Each child will go through a thorough intake process that will
include interviews with the child, photos of their prior home, if possible,
and a search for the extended family. Once the staff are sure that a child
is truly orphaned, he/she will be integrated into the NPH/NPFS family at its
main home, St. Hélène in Kenscoff. The long-term goals of the program recognize that NPH/NPFS will be caring
for an increased number of children in the future at the St. Hélène. We
anticipate a need for expanded rehabilitation programs for physically
disabled children. A prosthesis workshop will be developed to provide
juvenile prostheses to the many children who have been left without arms
and/or legs as a result of amputations. We expect that identifying and integrating the many children affected by
this disaster is going to be a slow process. Through the Angels of Light
program, NPH/NPFSis committed to addressing both the short and long-term
needs of the children of Haiti. For more information on supporting one of
these children, please
click here for information on child sponsorship in Haiti.

Please see below, for a donation of $25 or more you will receive an
autographed picture of Amy Roloff. Your donation will go to supporting this
wonderful program!!!! Visit www.amyroloffcharityfoundation.org NPH Launches Program to Aid Vulnerable Children in Haiti

Posted February 24, 2010 The NPH/NPFS Response Program for Vulnerable and Displaced Children

Click to
watch video on the Angels of Light program
As Haiti
fades from the headlines, thousands of children are still living in dire
conditions, vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Immediately after the
earthquake on January 12, 2010, the NPH/NPFS team began to develop a program
to serve the children left orphaned, vulnerable and displaced as a result of
the tragedy. By utilizing the existing network of NPH/NPFS outreach programs
and the many willing NPH/NPFS graduates or “Hermanos Mayores” (Spanish for
“Older Brothers/Sisters”), the organization has been able to mobilize
resources to rapidly address this crisis and create the Fr. Wasson Angels of
Light program. As of the end of February, there are currently around 1,500
children being served by this program, which is being coordinated by 100
adults.
Please click here to watch a video of the Angels of Light program. A child at the NPH/NPFS Day CampThe Angels of Light program has 4 main
objectives: 1. Provide permanent care for children orphaned by the earthquake of
January 12 by integrating them into the NPH home and providing extra care
for those with mental and physical problems as a result of the earthquake. 2. Identify children left homeless or otherwise unable to care for
themselves, but who still have families and therefore are not being
integrated into the NPH/NPFS Family. Our goal is to provide temporary care
for these children until they are reunited with their families. 3. Invite severely disabled children who are victims of the earthquake
to join our family either permanently or provisionally until they are able
to function on their own and rejoin their family through our assistance in
providing prosthesis or other aids to continue with their lives. 4. To refer to other more suitable organizations those children for whom
we are unable to provide appropriate care, such as previous street children
or inmates of the juvenile prison. Provide assistance to those older
children with families who are in need, but are better situated to remain in
their neighborhoods. The program relies on the assistance of the NPH/NPFS Hermanos Mayores, or
NPH graduates, many of whom have been left without homes due to the
earthquake. These older members of the NPH/NPFS family have been an integral
part of the organization’s ability to respond in the aftermath of the
earthquake. Since the earthquake, many Hermanos Mayores have returned to the
NPH/NPFS homes to help their younger brothers and sisters, even in the face
of their own losses. Their strength and determination has been inspiring. Through the Angels of Light program, NPH/NPFS is prepared to address the
immediate, mid-term and long-term needs of children in Haiti. To provide
immediate relief to the children in need, NPH/NPFS is focusing on community
engagement and establishing a rapport with the children in the tent cities.
NPH/NPFS has established a presence in parks, on street corners and in the
tent cities where unattended children are gathering. Children are provided
with food, water and clothing to allow the staff to get to know each child.
A day camp has been created on the grounds of St. Damien Hospital where
these children are brought each day. The children are served two meals,
participate in activities and spend the day in a safe environment. NPH/NPFS
staff works with the children at the day camp to determine each child’s
situation. NPH/NPFS is also working with the Red Cross as well as other
orphanage programs to help children become reunited with their lost family
members. Each child will go through a thorough intake process that will
include interviews with the child, photos of their prior home, if possible,
and a search for the extended family. Once the staff are sure that a child
is truly orphaned, he/she will be integrated into the NPH/NPFS family at its
main home, St. Hélène in Kenscoff. The long-term goals of the program recognize that NPH/NPFS will be caring
for an increased number of children in the future at the St. Hélène. We
anticipate a need for expanded rehabilitation programs for physically
disabled children. A prosthesis workshop will be developed to provide
juvenile prostheses to the many children who have been left without arms
and/or legs as a result of amputations. We expect that identifying and integrating the many children affected by
this disaster is going to be a slow process. Through the Angels of Light
program, NPH/NPFSis committed to addressing both the short and long-term
needs of the children of Haiti. For more information on supporting one of
these children, please
click here for information on child sponsorship in Haiti.

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