History of the Foundation for the Children of Haiti

Chapter 3 – 1987: Rainbow of Love Nursery

In 1987 Gladys became aware of the "Abandoned Children's Room" in the Port au Prince General Hospital. This was a room with a concrete floor and concrete walls with 15 – 20 metal cribs, some holding more than one baby. Care for these infants was minimal.

Faced with the misery of these little ones, Gladys responded by contacting a generous friend who helped the Foundation rent and furnish a house in Port au Prince to provide a home for infants in such need. House Moms were hired and the babies were relocated to their new home – Rainbow of Love Nursery. The Foundation ultimately purchased the Nursery property.

The first Rainbow of Love Nursery

After establishing the Nursery, the Foundation expanded the adoption program, finding loving homes in Canada, the US and France for hundreds of needy children over the next 20 years.

House Moms and baby at the first Rainbow of Love Nursery

In 1993 the Nursery relocated to another rented home as the Foundation prepared to convert the original Nursery building to Hope Hospital.

Pre-school class at Rainbow of Love – late 1980's

Next Chapter:   1993: Hope Home

Previous Chapter:    Mid-1980's: Haiti Home for Children and the First School

The Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti ("CFCH") is an all-volunteer fundraising organization that has supported the work of FCH since 1993.

Canadian Foundation for the Children of Haiti

6093 – 145A Street.

Surrey, B.C. V3S 4R6

CFCH is a Canadian Registered Charity

Canada Revenue Agency Business Number 89000 4591 RR0001