Center of Loving Hands Orphanage
Message from Yvette Siliac, founder and owner of Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage
In 1982, God called my late husband, Pastor Jean Siliac, and myself into ministry to plant churches and begin a school in Turbe, Haiti. In 1996, He drew our attention to the need of many orphans in the area who were going without care. In 2000, the Lord blessed us with a four bedroom home in which we were able to house 13 children. In 2001, the orphanage grew from 13 to 19 children. In 2003, the Lord called Pastor Siliac home. Despite the loss of my husband and many financial challenges, I was determined to continue God’s work. My daughter, Christy, and I were praying and we asked God to give us a name for the orphanage. He revealed the name, “Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage”. Hands are a symbol of service being used by God to serve Him. Our motto became, “A loving word, a loving touch, and a loving hand.”
The Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage, located in Turbe’, Haiti, was founded in 1996 by Pastor Jean Siliac. Following his death in 2003, Yvette Siliac, his wife, became the sole owner of the orphanage. In 2009 Loving Hands was in financial strain when God led two separate mission teams to the orphanage, one from Rhode Island and one from Michigan. Since then He has provided sponsors for the children and has called Christian mission teams to improve the facility. In 2014, Helping Haiti’s Orphans was founded in order to allow sponsors to donate money to Loving Hands Orphanage through a not for profit organization.
Currently, the conditions at the orphanage are good. There is a brand new school on the premises that is attended by all the children. The dormitory has three bedrooms (one for boys, one for girls and one for staff), a kitchen, a bathroom, a dining room and a meeting room. On staff there is a director, a caretaker, a gatekeeper, a handyman and a cook. There are 11 children currently being supported for medical care, education, sewing classes, housing, food (breakfast, dinner, plus a snack at night), clothing and spiritual guidance.
We hope to continue to provide for the current 11 children as well as support the staff, upkeep of the orphanage, and any necessary improvements. It is our hope one day to be able to open the doors to more local orphans who are in desperate need of a safe, Christ centered, nurturing environment in which to grow.
Director of Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage
Jean Osner Dieudonne has been the faithful, loving, and caring director of Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage since 2000. After graduating from high school, Osner attended both the College Mixte Eben –Ezer in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and Philo Eureka College. His post secondary studies have included Accounting, English, Administration of Management, Theology and Human Rights. Osner is responsible for the overall operations of the orphanage including staffing, purchasing and supplies. He also monitors the education and well being of the children. Osner is a dedicated Christian man of faith. As an assistant pastor of his church, he displays the love of God daily to the children at the orphanage. We are blessed to have this man of God work with us for the glory of God.
LHO Sponsorship Coordinator
Lucy Fraioli (Mama Luc) lives by the mandate of God given in James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” Since 2009 Lucy Fraioli (known to the children as Mama Luc) has been involved with the Centre of Loving Hands Orphanage. God guided her to the orphanage when, due to global economic situations, it was struggling to remain open. She has since then been responsible for gathering and maintaining sponsors for the children.
Several times each year, Lucy travels to Haiti to provide love, support and nurturing to the children. Her vision is to see healthy, educated children who grow into independent adults that positively impact the future of Haiti and express the love of God.
Helping Haiti's Orphans is recognized as a 501c(3) non-profit corporation by the IRS.