Donate / Volunteer

Donations to support the efforts of Soulaje Lespri Moun are much appreciated. Donations will be used to pay our Haitian team, to cover training and logistical costs, and to provide emergency aid to residents of refugee camps, particularly those with mental health problems. There are no overhead costs and donations will not be applied to non-Haitian expenses; all clinicians working with us are volunteers and are responsible for their own travel and room and board costs.

Online Donations to Support Soulaje Lespri Moun can be made using the PayPal button on the Aristide Foundation for Democracy website.

Or mail checks to: Aristide Foundation, PO Box 490271, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149

*Please write “lay mental health workers project” in the memo line of the check*

All donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged with a letter.

If you live in the Ann Arbor area and would like to donate items to be taken to Port-au-Prince with our clinicians, please email mentalhealthhaiti@gmail.com to organize pick-up of your donations.

We are especially in need of donations of:
tents (compact, light-weight)
tarps
feminine products (tampons, pads)
first aid supplies, especially allergy medicine
sandals and flip-flops
personal hygiene supplies (e.g. soap, toothbrushes, etc)
school supplies
vitamins
food items such as rice, beans, high-calorie meal replacement bars.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Mental health professionals with trauma experience are invited to provide supplementary training to Ajan Sante Mantal on a self-funded volunteer basis. Training should consist of basic, easily-applicable treatment modalities (e.g. relaxation, self-soothing, and grounding techniques). In addition to funding their own travel and in-country expenses, volunteers are asked to raise $500 for contribution toward payment of Ajan stipends.  In exchange, they will be provided with a safe and effective mode of volunteerism in which their skills can be used to evoke wide-spread benefit. In addition to training Ajan, volunteers can  train mobile school teachers in treatment modalities for children, can provide direct care services at the Aristide Foundation’s weekly mobile health clinic in which 1200 people receive services every week, and can visit refugee camps to work directly with residents. Volunteers will be invited to camp at the Aristide Foundation for no charge, or assisted in making hotel arrangements at their own expense. The project manager, Roger Noel, will be available for transportation, guide services, and translation as needed.

If you are interested in volunteering, please tell us about yourself and your qualifications in an email to mentalhealthhaiti@gmail.com


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