About Us

Lifting Up Haiti is a non-profit 501c3 organization located in Bellingham, WA. Our real heart lies in Haiti and with the Haitian people. We were formed in September 2010 and are comprised of a small board of committed caring, passionate people who have all had transforming experiences in Haiti.


Our initial project was a small children's home in St Marc, Haiti, 50 miles north of Port au Prince. During a 5 year period, Lifting Up Haiti provided support to the home's director, Jean Buteau and his wife Gertrude. They provided a small family centered home for many children who were abandoned by parents or were orphans.  Lifting Up Haiti supporters were able provide financial, medical and emotional support as Buteau became self-sufficient.  

Lifting Up Haiti works collaboratively with several organizations in Haiti and we believe in freely sharing our knowledge with others. We have an extensive resource page with links to many sites pertinent to work in Haiti and beyond. We are currently cooperating with other organizations on projects such as small scale farming, nutrition, community health and job training.

President and Founder Jim Troutman, MD

Vice President  

Carole Clark, ARNP


Dale Clark

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Lifting Up Haiti

PO Box 30097

Bellingham WA 98228

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