Providing loving care to Haiti’s most vulnerable children with programs to become self-sufficient, self-determine that will strengthen their families and communities!
Little Footprints, Big Steps collaborates with local authorities and organizations to protect and heal children victimized by abuse, neglect, exploitation and homelessness. We also advocate for the prevention of child abandonment and abuse in Haiti. Our programs and services include supporting basic education, vocational training, micro-business, agriculture, health and well-being. Outreach program’s have a powerful impact that include regular visitations and monitoring the progress that the children and youth have as they have been reunited with their families.
In some cases children have been placed in our care by Haitian authorities. We provide a family setting for these children, with security and 24 hour supervision. We provide nutritionally dense meals daily and provide supplements and medicines if needed. In our Transitional Safehouse and through our Outreach program, children receive basic medical care and regular medical check ups. If a child has more serious medical conditions, we will arrange for these to be addressed and treated. Shelter, tutoring, life skills training, recreation, and therapeutic services are also provided to children in our Transitional Safehouse. Our goal is to help these children, not only physically, but also in developing psycho-social and coping skills that their traumatic pasts may have deprived them of. Although our Transitional Safehouse is located in the city of Les Cayes, we also support children and youth reunited with their families across the country through our Outreach and Sponsorship programs.
Through the support of our sponsors and donors, we are able to support more than 250 children for basic education. Youth are supported for vocational training. Families are supported for micro-business, livestock and agriculture opportunities. All leading toward a self-sufficient, dignified future. We follow-up regularly, weighing and measuring the children, reviewing report cards from schools, ensuring adequate shelter, food supplies and health care. We collaborate and partner with local authorities and government officials as well as other international development organizations.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR IMPACT in the wake of HURRICANE MATTHEW, please click here
We are a Registered charity with charitable status under the Canadian income tax act 84792 2101 RR0001 and as a United States registered 501(c)(3) 98-1224282.