Thank you for your interest in our organization and Hands Together Orphanage!
Hands Together Orphanage (HTO) is the realization of a vision God placed in the heart of our founder, and spread to the creation of our Empower Haiti team. Following the call to help the children of Haiti, HTO was created and is fully funded and run by our 501(c)(3), Empower Haiti, Inc.
Here at HTO, we are all about forming long-term relationships, and plan to support our children fully until they reach adulthood. These children are precious individuals who have come from very unstable backgrounds. We aim to provide long-term relationships that are rooted in genuine, Christ-like love, and through thoughtful consideration provide protection, nurturing, responsible guidance and support.
Our ultimate goal is to raise them with purpose; to know Christ, and to empower and equip them to be spiritually, physically and emotionally healthy, whole, self-sufficient adults.
Our children at HTO need stability, with a routine and consistent people in their lives. Too many adults have already betrayed and abandoned them, and we do not want to reinforce this fear. For this reason, we limit visitors and the number of interactions with new groups. It is not our goal to over protect our children, but to only introduce them to people who will remain constant, reinforcing the message we aim to teach. We believe that people coming and going, on a one-time basis or just to deliver goods and leave, is not ultimately beneficial to their well-being, and will only reinforce their abandonment and attachment issues.
Interested in partnering?
If you feel you or your organization can contribute to our mission or have a way to serve HTO, we would love to hear from you. We limit gifts outside of basic needs, and cannot stress enough that meaningful, healthy relationships are much more important than material things. Too many Americans visit third world countries to deliver goods, never to return again. This creates a dependency on others, rather than encouraging self-sufficiency.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions, ideas, or concerns. For more information on our organization or to contact the team, please fill our our contact form.