Camp & Relocations Management Nov30

Camp & Relocations Management

Reaching Home and Joining Forces with J/P HRO   The January 2010 earthquake rattled Sherley Petit-Frère’s family and household to the core. The single mom of a 5-year-old, who is also providing for her mother and younger sister, lost her home in Delmas 65 and three close relative members, two cousins and an aunt. Now, two years later, through J/P HRO’s Camp & Relocations Management Program, Sherley’s life has come full circle. Sherley was among one of the first groups to find temporary shelter and settle in the Pétion-Ville Camp – which once held up to 60,000 residents. J/P HRO managed the camp, providing...

REVISITING THE VALERY FAMILY Nov14

REVISITING THE VALERY FAMILY

Three months on, a new start takes root “My house is the most beautiful in this neighborhood. I know this just by looking around me,” said Sherley Valery, 11, as she sat on the ground playing with her little sister, Laura, who is now 13 months old. About three months ago, Sherley’s mother, Elaine, 35, moved the family into Kay Rose, a new, purple, hurricane- and earthquake-resistant home that was built by J/P HRO on Delmas 32. The Kay Rose is now the Valery family home. Sherley, little Laura and their mother were the first family from the Pétion-Ville Camp to have benefited from J/P HRO’s modular home project. The...