Areas of Study

Deaf Schools in Haiti

Centre Des Enfants Handicapes (PAZAPA)
Center for Handicapped Children
B.P. 92
Jacmel, Haiti
Phone: (509) 288-3673
(509) 288-2551

Description: The mission of PAZAPA is to support the treatment, education, and development of children with handicaps, and to integrate them into the community at large. Pazapa is dedicated to promoting the welfare of mentally and physically handicapped children and their families in and around the city of Jacmel.

Haitian Christian Center for the Deaf (HCCD)
P.O. Box 111
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Description: HCCD teaches children to read, write, communicate, and develop professional skills. Total Communication is the main mode of communication. The school has a mixture of Haitian teachers and North American Volunteers.

Institut Montfort
PO Box 314
Merrick, New York 11566-0314

Description: Institut Montfort is run by the Daughters of Wisdom. They serve over 600 deaf and deaf-blind children in three locations in Haiti; the largest center is in Port-au-Prince. Their website indicates that the staff and students are living in the schoolyard.

St. Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children, Port-au-Prince
c/o Outreach Ministry
19 Walden St
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: (860) 521-5756

Description: St. Vincent’s is run by the Episcopal Bishop of Haiti. It is a residential and day program for 350 students. They serve deaf, blind, and physically handicapped students.

Website Links on Haiti

Haiti Relief Information
The United States International Council on Disability (USICD) has links to various organizations working with people with disabilities in Haiti and links to the latest news about relief efforts in the country.

Haitian Relief Efforts from Gallaudet University

Learn more about the response from the Gallaudet University community to the Haiti disaster relief efforts of 2010.

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