Care for Special Needs Children
We support Maison de Benediction (MdB), a unique respite centre for children with disabilities that provides life saving care and support for the child and their families. People with disabilities in Haiti are often called ‘Cocobai’, which means ‘worthless’. In a country where almost 10% of the population have a disability, and hardly any services exist, MdB provides an urgently needed service.
Currently supporting 40 families, MdB provides individualized care plans for children, offering physical therapy, play therapy, overnight accommodations, family support and outreach care.
MdB’s unique approach – respite care instead of orphan care, drew our attention. Too many children in Haiti are given up by their families, and raised by someone else. MdB supports needy families with much-needed services, resulting in healthier family systems.