Who We Are



The St. Luke Foundation is a Haitian run organization that provides education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach to over 150,000 people per year through life giving programs that employ over 900 Haitian staff. Father Rick Frechette, an American priest and doctor, started the work of the St. Luke mission in collaboration with an inspired group of young Haitian leaders, who, together, saw a different path forward for their country.

Founded in 2001, the St Luke Programs grew out of the programs of Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs, which Father Frechette started over 25 years ago. As the young people of NPFS programs grew into adulthood they sought to create a completely organic and native organization whose goal would be to propel change and progress in Haiti. This initiative became the St Luke Foundation.  While the St Luke Foundation is a separate entity, there is a great deal of collaboration and shared vision and leadership between St Luke and NPFS Programs.  Between the two programs we provide education to over 10,000 students annually, medical care to over 200,000 annually and employment to over 1800 permanent staff.

We at St Luke are grateful to benefit from long term support and friendship from our international partners at the Francesca Rava Foundation (NPH Italia) and Our Little Brothers and Sisters Europe.  For more details see our Ambassadors Page.

OUR MISSION:

Providing education, medical care and dignified humanitarian outreach to the least served populations of Haiti.

OUR VISION:

Helping Haitian leaders as they create lasting solutions for a stronger and more independent Haiti.

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