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WHAT WE DO
We support the children who live at the Centre d'Accueil (CAD) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  

And now...we're expanding to open our own home to support youth in Haiti.  
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Imagine if everyone in the world had access to opportunity.
Young kids with psychosocial instruction
They could learn
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WHO ARE THE BOYS AT THE CENTRE?
They are survivors

Each of the 150+ boys who live at the Centre is a survivor.  They have all faced poverty, disease and societal dangers; most have lived through some type of abuse.  Many have left their homes out of necessity, some have been forced to flee, others have been directed to leave and find work in the streets of Port-au-Prince.  They come from different backgrounds, but share a common drive to get an education, realize their aspirations and contribute to their community.   

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WHAT WE DO

Avek Ou works with the staff and administrators at the Centre d'Accueil to bring crucial programs and solutions for the children who live there.  We believe it is the right of every child to have the opportunity to get an education; to receive basic medical care; to learn a sport or play an instrument; to have a safe place to sleep at night; to contribute to their community.

We partner
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We stand with the children in Haiti.
We encourage them to dream, hope and aspire.
We believe in their right to achieve and contribute.
WHAT IS THE CENTRE D'ACCUEIL? 

The CAD is a Welcome Centre in the capital of Haiti, built by the Haitian government in the 1960s to address the growing population of children working and living in the streets of Port-au-Prince.  The Centre provides safety and shelter to over 150 boys who currently have no other home.  The goal at CAD is that of social and family reintegration.  

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A place of refuge
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WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT US?
Hear directly from the Centre administrator
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  • The children at the Centre rely on the CAD for their most basic needs.
  • They are often survivors of abuse (physical, mental, emotional, sexual).
  • They are some of the world's most vulnerable to trafficking and poverty.
  • The children at the Centre have the potential to contribute positively to their community--they are aspiring doctors, engineers and teachers.
  • The Centre is underfunded and the children face hunger and lack of medical care daily.
  • The Centre faces daily staffing shortages and is in desperate need of educators and counselors.
  • Avek Ou works directly with the Centre administrators on projects that focus on health, education, wellness, opportunity and achievement.
  • The Avek Ou Board of Directors are volunteers and receive no compensation for their work. 
You will make an impact

We believe in the inherent right for all people to have the opportunity to dream, create, and achieve; to live a life free of fear and violence; to be self-sufficient contributors to a stronger community; to live meaningful, dignified lives. 

Your support empowers.  Your support emboldens.  Your support enables.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED