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.
We have a small children's home in St Marc, Haiti, 50 miles north of Port au Prince. The home is run by our Haitian Director, Jean Buteau and his wife Gertrude. Their two children also live in the home and the center is unique in that it is small and family centered and provides a wonderful and nurturing place for the children to learn and grow.
We support an annual dental clinic in Haiti in cooperation with the University of Washington. Trips are run the end of March coinciding with University Spring break. We couple this clinic with community outreach and training and are considering expanding into direct medical clinic work as well. Contact us if you are interested in joining us on one of these trips. We are happy to have non-medical and non-dental people come as we need help in various areas.
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
Carole Clark, ARNP