J/P HRO continues to keep in step with the needs on the ground as they evolve. Programs focus on supporting the residents of the camps we manage and the surrounding communities in the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction effort.
J/P HRO is the leading medical service provider for residents of Delmas 32, a densely populated neighborhood of approx. 90,000, alongside nearby communities in the Port-au-Prince area.READ MORE
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
J/P HRO is taking a leading role in local neighborhoods to help earthquake-displaced families transition into permanent, secure and durable housing.READ MORE
Thriving and economically prosperous neighborhoods are at the heart of building back a stronger Haiti.READ MORE
CAMP & RELOCATIONS
J/P HRO programs provide displaced families and local residents a thriving, prosperous and secure community where they can return and begin to rebuild their lives.READ MORE
The natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.READ MORE
BECAUSE A GOOD NEIGHBOR IS A PRICELESS TREASURE.
Haiti is not an earthquake. Haiti is not a hurricane. Haiti is not political violence. Haiti is our neighbor. 1.5 hours from Miami, it is one of the closest islands to the United States, and remains the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
BECAUSE CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.
How is that possible? Not only is it close, it’s small enough to be manageable. 10 million people live in Haiti. That’s the population of Los Angeles. When you look at the numbers of those in need, it’s remarkable how possible change really is.
In order for that to happen, we need to address challenges. In Haiti, nowhere has history been so violent, bloody and brutal. The road from slave nation to sovereign state has been long and arduous, on the Haitian people and their land.
Take a moment to think about how you define community. Is it defined by your neighbors? Is it your co-workers relatives or social media acquaintances? Is it those we count on for basic services? The doctors, teachers, postal workers, garbage collectors? Is it the highway your drive on, or the house you live in? Or is it shared experiences, hopes and dreams. Community may be challenging to define in our modern world, but it’s easily felt.
Now consider that in many parts of Haiti, community is not defined by what people share, but more by what they lack.
After the 2010 earthquake, the community of people we serve were defined by homelessness. They lived in a tent city a stone’s throw away from where they lived the day before the disaster. J/P HRO helped relocate all families back into safe and durable homes in their neighborhood of Delmas 32 and we continue to serve the same community in a new location.
At J/P HRO we’re about supporting stronger communities in Haiti. That sounds great, but what does that really look like? It looks like ensuring access to basic services that should be every human beings basic right.
FROM DISASTER TO DEVELOPMENT
Our organization began as an emergency response to save lives, and grew into a impulse to build sustainable programs.
Delmas 32 is the community we serve. It’s home to 90,000 residents and is roughly one square Kilometer. That population density rivals the top 10 cities in the world, according to recent UN studies.
On average, J/P HRO employs nearly 350 staff. There are more than 80 Haitians volunteering with J/P HRO and among the full-time staff in Haiti, 95 percent are Haitian or are of Haitian origin.