Two representatives each from six separate Vincentian organizations doing work in Haiti have been named to a new National Implementation Council (NIC) to support the work of the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative (VFHI). Under the leadership of Project Director Regine Theodat, the group has begun to meet monthly to offer strategies that will ensure the project delivers on its mission to address the root causes of poverty.Theodat believes the council’s work will ensure success. “It is critical to have knowledgeable local people on the ground sharing advice and recommendations. This council is a valuable component of the VFHI,” she said.

One of the council members’ most important responsibilities is to serve as ambassadors back to the organizations and service populations they represent and communicate important activities and opportunities. Once programs get underway, the council will assist in program evaluation.

“I am grateful to these Haitian men and women who have stepped forward as leaders and are lending their support to this project,” said Father Joe Agostino, C.M., VFHI coordinator.

Vincentian organizations represented on the council include:

  • International Association of Charities
  • Association of the Miraculous Medal
  • Congregation of the Mission
  • Daughters of Charity
  • Vincentian Marian Youth
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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