Love. Food. Shelter. Education.

The Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage is a special place of love and caring in Port-au-Prince.

It was founded after the devastating 2010 earthquake by author Mitch Albom, who took over the operations of an existing orphanage that had fallen on hard times.

Learn our history here.

This is Have Faith Haiti. Photos by T. Finck

Since then, the mission has grown exponentially, and has raised, educated, and cared for more than 100 children. Some now work there caring for the next generation.

Recently, due to security and environmental concerns, we moved to a new facility, where we can build and grow safely. A year-long support campaign has been launched to help fund the transition.

With your help, we can move mountains



The goal of the mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young Haitians who do not have one. Children are never adopted out. Once they are admitted – usually age three or younger - they live, learn, eat and grow spiritually in our secure property until they graduate from our highly regarded Have Faith Haiti Bilingual Academy.

Education is a top priority. The children are taught in both French and English, with a goal of achieving a college or vocational degree. Christian prayer and guidelines are also a part of their daily life, as is a sense of giving back to the mission and their country through community service and personal responsibility.


How You Can Help


We exist on donations. All money raised goes strictly into the operation of the mission, from purchasing food to paying for schoolbooks.


We welcome qualified volunteers to teach, inspire and help care for our children, through a structured, organized program.

Mitch Albom writes about running an orphanage in impoverished Port-au-Prince, Haiti, his kids, their hardships, laughs and challenges, and the life lessons he’s learned there every day.


Thank you for interest in the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

I have been blessed to see much of the world; nowhere have I seen greater despair – or greater hope – than in Haiti. For relatively little money, we truly can save children. One life touches another and affects it indelibly. I have written that. I believe that. And this mission is proof of it. Bless you for your help.

— Mitch Albom