Who Are We?
CapraCare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Haitian owned organization that was founded in April of 2009, with the goal of developing a Community School Health Program to address many of the health dilemmas faced by students in the rural city of Fonfrede, near Les Cayes, Haiti’s third largest city.
Our vision is to develop school-based programs, replicated throughout Haiti, connecting the students, families, and community for positive health change. Our comprehensive approach helps students, parents, and the greater community to combat the wide range of physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs that arise from difficult daily living conditions. We have focused on building a network of national and international partners to amplify the impact of these pilot schemes. Our programs build the capacity of the local population to develop community organizing skills, expand knowledge of public health, and broaden life experience. We aim to provide access to primary care medical and mental health services regardless of the ability to pay.
All our programs are designed to empower youth at recipient schools through preventative health education, pediatric care services, and social support services. After a thorough locality based needs assessment, we ensure our efforts are integrated with other community health based programs, bridging the gap between school health and community health. By empowering youth, we will also empower the entire community.
How to Get Involved?
We believe with everyone's collective support, we will help bring change to Haiti and accomplish our goals to improve the health of the community we serve for many years to come.
Currently CapraCare is located in New York City (USA) and Les Cayes (Haiti).
The location of Les Cayes is depicted on the map below.
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