Mission and Purpose

Our Mission
We work to improve the quality of life for the impoverished people of Haiti, with a focus on youth, through education.

Our Vision
Poverty   cannot end in one lifetime. A girl born into poverty is more likely to give birth to a child during her adolescence.  These inter-generational cycles of poverty, diseases, and discriminations are so entrenched in many societies that people in these conditions can hardly imagine another way of living.

The struggle is heartbreaking. Yet in the midst of extreme poverty, the joyful smiles of young children are powerful reminders of God’s gift of hope . . . and His call for us to respond to the needs of “the least of these.” Our vision is based on the belief that every child is entitled to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that will lead to uplifting the entire community.

Our strategy

Soveyo School-Library “Project of Hope” with a Community-Based Child Protection Committees, working hands in hands with the Institute of Bien Etre Social et de Recherches “IBESR”. This community approach is based on the premise that building community consensus can prevent and reverse the flow of girls into child labor, and to take preventive action with their neighbors, support the return and reintegration of these children.

Opening education program to allow overage students to complete the standard six-year primary school curriculum in three years, while teaching them a skills, and livelihoods interventions that integrate food and household security components to match the community’s will to protect children while keeping them at home and provide access to information and communication technology.   Principal customers are our direct beneficiaries, youth in the surrounding areas, parents, educators, and counterparts engages in support of our programs.


Our History
For the last 15 years At Risk Children has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in poverty through many programs aimed at improving their lives, strengthening families through community empowerment, and at escaping poverty through education.


How can you help?

At Risk Children’s mission is to help bring an end to extreme poverty, by providing educational opportunities
that prepare underserved children to thrive for success and beyond.

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The Board

At Risk Children Foundation, is a nonprofit organization, created in 2002 with a mission, to promote, develop and improve basic living conditions for the most needy children and families of all faiths in Haiti.
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Marlene Mathurin

Executive director & co-Founder
Marlene Mathuein Executive director & co-Founder of ARCF for many years has helped her Haitian people as they struggle for social and economic…

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Dr. Norman B. Carroll

Permanent Deacon
Chairman of At Risk Children Foundation since 2014 on, providing financial support and have been greatly impressed with the homes, education, clothing, and feeding of these…

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Dr. Joel S. Charles, MD-MPA

Health Mobile Clinic Coordinator
Dr Charles has been a member of Chambre de l’Enfance Necessiteuse Haitienne “CENH” and FSEH 1998 to 2004. Now officially join the team of…

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Rev. Pastor Sean Mulcahy

Rev Sean Mulcahy was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at All Hallows Seminary in Ireland. He came immediately to the Archdiocese of Miami in the  United States. He served…

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