About Hope For Haitians

Hope for Haitians is a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded in 2001 to extend aid to the poorest of the poor in the country of Haiti. The organization, located in Rockford, Illinois was founded by a group of service minded individuals who have experienced the extreme poverty while visiting Haiti. Hope for Haitians is supported entirely by donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and churches.

Our Mission

Hope for Haitians provides hope and dignity to the poorest of the poor in Haiti.

Our Vision

Hope for Haitians improves the quality of life for the people living in Haiti who are suffering in extreme poverty.

US Staff

Chris Weickert – Executive Director

Amy McTeague – Development Director

Haitian Partners

Dr. Cleantus Jean, Jr. – Executive Director

Dadjena Joseph – Field Coordinator for the North/Northeast Province

Sone Dorsainvil – Trouble Shooter

The work of our Haitian Partners is co-funded with other non-profit partner agencies also working in Haiti

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides valuable service to Hope for Haitians. Through fundraising events, meetings and committee work, they keep the organization true to its mission, secure the funds necessary for projects and monitor the completed projects on the ground in Haiti. Their dedication ensures funds are spent well and opportunities for sustainable change are present in the lives of the Haitian families we serve

Founding Board Members

Patrick Bachrodt

Tom Lorden

Peter Roche

Current Board Members

Patrick Bachrodt

Rev. David Beauvais

Virginia Canavan

William Clancy

Michael Delaney

William Derry

Michael Gallagher

Rev. Robert Jones

Danny Lorden

Thomas & Nancy Lorden

Greg McQueary

Robert McLaughlin

Peter Roche

Andy Schultheis

Steve Wolf

Keith Jones

Troy Haggestad

Amy Ott

Michael Delany, Jr.

Dale Dickinson

Adam Derry