My name is Steve Vanoss. I would like to tell you a little bit about Caroline's House. To really understand our passion I believe you must first know a little bit about Caroline.
I first met our sweet Caroline in December of 2015. She was about six months old, very small and malnourished. I say about six months because she had no birth certificate or any documentation at all. In fact her actual birth date was not recorded in any way.
She is the child of a very young mother, ill-equipped to provide and care for herself and certainly not the needs of a small child as well.
We were able to get Caroline and her mother the things they needed; regular diet, medical attention, and a safe place to stay. However. despite the efforts of many we lost Caroline only a few months later. She was a casualty of a very difficult environment.
However, her short life she has served others as the inspiration for Caroline's House.
Broken hearted of course, but we know our sweet Caroline is with the One who created her.
In July of 2016, on a small piece of ground on a mountain side, not far from Fon-De-Nèg Haiti, we broke ground on Caroline's House. I believe God has called us to start this work... how far we will go I cannot say.
He has called us to start, but not to stop. There are several projects in the plans: Caroline's House, of course. But also soon a guest house. And a church building. Not a church, we have a wonderful church.... we need a church building. And a bridge over the river on the narrow road that leads to Caroline's House.
The work is not about bricks and mortar, not about tin and wires. It's about serving these children, about this community, and about showing God's love through ourselves and others who join us in his work at Caroline's House.
Our desire is to provide a loving family environment not an institutional type upbringing. The children of Caroline's House attend a great school. They also have many friends in our neighborhood, they ride bikes with friends up and down our narrow lane and play soccer and other games in an open field not far away.
We are so pleased to be able to provide for other needs in our area as well, like emergency supplies and employment opportunities.
It is our hope, and we believe God's plan that Caroline's House would be a growing and vital part of this community, and his plan for his very own in Fon-De-Nèg Haiti.
Caroline's House, built by his hands, to serve his very own.
612-500-1995 US. / 011-509-3194-4949 Haiti firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve runs Voice of Angels, a mission to the children of Haiti. Caroline’s House is an orphanage he founded in 2016 and is one of many projects he envisions to lift children out of desperation and into Hope.