For nearly 30 years, Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH, pronounced “fot-co”) has provided healthcare and hope to the people of Haiti. FOTCOH provides year-round medical services as well as community education and hygiene programs at our clinic in Cyvadier, Haiti.
Learn more about FOTCOH’s work in Haiti.
An Update on Haiti & How You Can Help
You have the power to accelerate our impact. That’s why we’ve created the Hammond Founders Circle, our monthly giving program that propels our mission with your support.
A Note on COVID-19
Throughout the pandemic, FOTCOH has been fortunate to continue our programs without interruption. This is thanks in large part to supporters like you as well as our amazing on-the-ground, Haitian-led staff of 40+ medical providers and clinic staff. Our patients continue to have access to Weekly Urgent Care and quarterly Vital Health Clinics, even while our volunteer trips are paused.
FOTCOH serves 15,000+ Haitian people each year. Our American medical volunteers work alongside Haitian team members to triage injuries, treat illness, provide dental and surgical services, support women’s health, and provide life-saving nutritional support for malnourished children. Our weekly Urgent Care clinics serve approximately 25-50 patients per day and provide year-round medical support for the community. Quarterly Vital Health Clinics offer more intensive procedures and treatments and serve approximately 2,000-3,000 patients per clinic. Our Women’s Health Initiative provides prenatal care, breastfeeding education, cloth diapers, and more.
FOTCOH also leads hygiene and health programs in the community. Through our WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Program, we teach proper handwashing techniques, provide access to clean water, build latrines, and promote proper sanitation practices.
Support FOTCOH’s Work
Help provide healthcare and hope to the people of Haiti. Your donation will help supply medications, surgical supplies, nutritional support for malnourished children, hygiene education programs, access to clean drinking water, women’s health support, and so much more.
FOTCOH is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with tax ID number 37-1274477. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering on a FOTCOH trip to Haiti is a rewarding, eye-opening, and grounding way to make a difference in the world. Most of our volunteers describe the experience as “life-changing.”
No matter your skills or experience, there is a role for you on FOTCOH’s volunteer team. All you need is compassion, a heart to help other people, a “team player” attitude, and openness to new experiences. Our volunteer teams from the U.S. travel to Haiti to provide support, medical care, and education for the most impoverished people in Haiti, who otherwise would have no access to these services.
Note: due to the ongoing pandemic, 2021 volunteer trip details are tentative and subject to change. Follow our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
Please connect with us – we’d be delighted to speak with you and answer any questions you might have about FOTCOH’s work.