Yvrose and Pierre Richard are Mammy and Papey to 31 children. Hope House is a genuine family rooted in love. All those who have visited our family can testify to this. Each member of the family have a real sense of belonging . Older siblings help the younger children. There are no lists of chores; from cooking to cleaning everything just gets done as the family unit work together in union.
In all families grandparents play an important role; this is no different at Hope Home. Yvrose’s mother lives in the house and is loved by the children. She can often be found peeling peanut kernels for hours to make peanut butter for the family, giving out toothpaste to the younger children or giving the younger children cuddles and care. A constant presence and role model.
A Home For Life
Our family home is different to many other organisational orphanages in Haiti. Each of our children have a home for life . They choose when to leave the home; not just because they have reached adulthood. They will have developed life skills for their own families. Many of the young people learn trades such as carpentry, welding or farming.
Every family needs a dog and we are no different . Our Dog is called Amigo.
We also have a cat called “cat” !