About Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti Children’s Center, Inc.
Children is a non-profit organization with the intent of rescuing and
caring for orphaned children, meeting their needs spiritually,
physically, academically, emotionally. Founded by Danita Estrella in
January 1999, the organization began with a small house and fourteen
children in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Currently Danita's Children has more than 100 orphans. A school provides an education to nearly 500 children and more than 18,000 meals are fed each month through the feeding
program. A church and congregation of 500 Haitians provides a place of
spiritual hope and a medical center and hospital for children are
currently under construction.
Currently, according to UNICEF and the US Agency for International Development, there are 149 Million orphans globally. Every day 5,760 more children become orphans. There are 300,000 children in bonded labor called restaveks or slaves in Haiti, and an additional 404,000 to 460,000 orphans. The median age in Haiti is 18 years, meaning that 50% of the population is children, and roughly 8% of those children are without parents. Danita's Children exists to answer the need for orphan rescue and care in Haiti and around the world.
Danita's Children is a non‐profit 501(C)3 organization with its stateside offices located in Orlando, Florida. The organization is governed by a board of directors, and is managed by a CEO, Executive Director, and a 75‐member staff.
We rescue, love and care for orphans and impoverished children.
We rescue, love and care for orphans, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, academically and emotionally preparing them for a brighter future.
Our Governing Values
• We follow the biblical directive and standards to love and care for orphans.
• We alleviate the suffering of children.
• We restore and demonstrate dignity and respect for orphaned and impoverished children.
• We prevent the exploitation of the vulnerable, abandoned, neglected, rejected and suffering child.
• We develop and maintain an approach to rescuing and caring for orphaned children, that meets their needs spiritually, physically, academically and emotionally.