New Hope 4 Haiti (NH4H) began 10 years ago out of the love and compassion of Josette Baker and has grown into a communal home with an accredited school serving more than 30 youth and over 18 staff members.
The deep rooted relationship between Michele King Soffer and Josette Baker began in Miami, Florida. They met when Michele’s father, Gordon Robert “Bob” King, a native of Les Cayes, fell ill and Josette cared for him. Over the months, Josette shared with Michele about the children in Les Cayes and when Michele realized it was in her father’s hometown she knew she had to get involved.
NH4H provides a stable living environment, high level education, youth development programs including arts, sports, trade skills and more and the love and support in a faith-centered community.
Our children range from one to twenty years old. The interactive school and home guides the children by instilling values, strengthening confidence, learning life skills, teaching problem solving techniques and seeking opportunities to expand their future. During the later ten years, focus is on the Transition to Adulthood Program. This program is dedicated to exploring the many different trades, higher education, life skills and job opportunities.
New Hope 4 Haiti is dedicated to helping youth that have lost their families to disease, natural disaster and abandonment. By providing a safe home environment, nutrition, education, healthcare and life skills, we hope to encourage at risk youth to become contributing members of society.
Our vision is to teach at risk youth to become self sustainable and give back to the community in which they live. We hope to inspire not only the youth but other members of society to build a viable municipality.