Helping the Kids of Haiti

February 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

Following the devastating earthquake, Southwest Key Programs (SWK) was asked by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to help in a special project involving Haitian children already in the process of being adopted by American families.

SWK staff will be working from sites in Florida interviewing prospective adoptive families and expediting paperwork so these Haitian children can be united with their new families.

It is anticipated that SWK will have ten staff members assigned to this project at all times over the next thirty days.  SWK received an overwhelming response from staff  from our programs across the country who volunteered to relocate to Florida. Alexia Rodriguez, Chief Programs Officer said “SWK is honored to have been asked by the ORR to help in this important project. We are doing all we can to help these children unite with their new families as quickly as possible to provide some respite from this awful tragedy. SWK will provide these services for as long as they are needed.”

Courtesy:UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Our staff are now on site in Florida, and as children are beginning to be airlifted out of Haiti, their work has begun. We hope to bring you their stories firsthand as the situation allows over the coming weeks.


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