Commitment to Action

Project Haiti: Orphanage & Children's Center

Commitment by

U.S. Green Building Council

In 2011, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) together with its project partners, HOK (St. Louis, MO) and Adaptive Building Solutions (Ann Arbor, MI), committted to building an ultra-green orphanage and children's center in Port au Prince, Haiti. The Project Haiti: Orphanage & Children's Center will serve as a visible and replicable model of green, sustainable, resilient building practices, and also provide services directed for Haitian orphans. Once completed, the new high-performance facility will be owned and operated by the Fondation Enfant Jesus, and will provide for the immediate health and emotional needs of orphaned children, while offering a safe and legal pathway to adoption. Specifically, the orphanage and children's center will offer nutrition services, healthcare including rehydration and vaccination services, counseling for parents including family planning services and a life-plan evaluation, education and skill development, and a comprehensive residential program.

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Commitment

Project Haiti: Orphanage & Children's Center

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value

$1,400,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Northern America

Countries

HAITI, United States

Commitment by

U.S. Green Building Council

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Fondation Enfant Jesus, HOK