FHM News

Hope for the Future of Haiti

An update from Michael Anello, FHM In-Country Director


Last week we sheltered in place at the FHM Guesthouse in Leogane. We were unable to exit the front gate due to blockades of rocks, tree branches, and burning tires lining the road to and from Leogane. Most of our staff both in and out of Port-au-Prince were unable to travel to our facilities so the Blanchard and Tom Gato clinics remained mostly closed. One important exception has been our local security guards in Leogane who have diligently protected our property. Read More

To another 25 Years!

Our 2018 Gala and Silent Auction was a huge success!  Thank you for spending your evening with us as we celebrated the last 25 years of Family Health Ministries and looked towards the future for women and children in Haiti.  We had a record number of supporters this year, with over 300 of you participating either in person, online, or by sponsoring the event and giving auction items.  Together, we raised over $62,000 to support the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Tom Gato, enough to fully fund clinic operations for one year. Read More

We Have Moved Back to Chapel Hill

We are excited to be back in Chapel Hill!
Our new mailing address is PO Box 16783, Chapel Hill NC 27516-6783 Read More

FHM Featured Focus

519Church 5K/10K Race September 21st

On September 21, 2019, 519church is teaming up with local sponsors to offer a 5k/10k run through Perimeter Park in Morrisville, N.C. In its eighth year, this race has become a local favorite. Entry fees, sponsorships, and donations support the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Tom Gato.

This year’s course provides a great race for both new and experienced runners. In addition to the 5k, there will be a 10K and a 1-mile Fun Run, which families can come out and run together.

Packet pickup and Race Day registrations will be held Sept. 19 and 20, 5-8 p.m. at Omega Sports in Morrisville and Sept. 21 on site, 6:15-7 a.m. for 10k; 6:15-7:30 a.m. for 5k. The 10k begins at 7:30 a.m.; 5k begins at 8 a.m.; and the 1-mile Fun Run following the 5k. Convenient parking will be available.

The registration fee for individuals is $25 (5K) and $35 (10K). The family rate is $100 (5K) and $125 (10K). Visit https://event.racereach.com/519-hearts-haiti-5k10k-run to register.


  By: Sarah Beaverson When I first arrived in Haiti, I was overwhelmed by the foreign language I heard around me. I struggled to understand individuals and the Haitian Creole words being yelled across the streets. After mastering the basic “Bonjou” and “Bonswa” (good morning and good afternoon – twoRead More
Meet Soinie. To say Soinie is an inspiration is an understatement! This determined lady is breaking the mold in order to build a better life for her family and the community of Fondwa. Soinie (pronounced swah-nee) has joined our construction crew to build FHM’s Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center.
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