WHERE WE SERVE

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO) provides basic essentials to the poor, the needy, and families in need in the Caribbean nation of Haiti contributing to the country’s long-term development. At the moment, we concentrate in Cap-Haitian (North), the second largest city in Haiti, and Port-au-Prince (West), the capital city.

Map of Haiti

 Map of Haiti

The City of Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince

The City of Cap-Haitian

Cap-Haitian

*Click on the link above to know more about each respective place.

OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

What We Do!

1) Hope for Today Outreach provides housing, food, school supplies, clothing, medical aids, and much more.

2) Hope for Today Outreach provides biblical-based teaching seminars to strengthen local churches and leaders.

3) Through “Hope Center,” we work collaboratively with our partners (1) to offer elderly care, (2) assist former prisoners to readjust in society, (3) enhance the lives of abandoned and orphaned children, women, families, and communities in crisis, and (4) to provide opportunities for long-term personal and collective development.

4) We provide training and material assistance in various areas of need including the following:

• community-based praxis
• collective self-empowerment
• women’s empowerment
• family counseling
• preventive health
• literacy training for individuals and families
• financial management and accounting
• sustainable agriculture

“If you offer your food to the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,
then your light shall rise in the darkness
and your gloom be like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame” (Isaiah 58:10-11).

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OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

VISION STATEMENT

OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

Our vision statement is based on five biblical principles and mandates that reflect God’s character and active participation in the human drama, and the overarching message of the Bible.
1) God’s Righteousness and Heart for Justice:
“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked” (Ps. 146:7-9).
2) Care for the hungry and afflicted is a public demonstration of living out the justice of God:

“If you offer your food to the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the afflicted,
then your light shall rise in the darkness
and your gloom be like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame” (Isaiah 58:10-11).

3) Jesus Calls Us to do Social Outreach:

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me”(Matthew 25:35-36).

4) Care for the poor is a fundamental Christian practice and a public demonstration of the love of Christ:

“Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them” (Luke 7:22).

5) The Imperative of Faith in Action:

“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well”—but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless” (James 2:14-17).

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OUR MOTTO: ” REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

MISSION STATEMENT

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO) is a Christian-based and non-profit organization that exists to empower the poor and the needy by meeting their material and spiritual needs.

HTO maintains that care for the poor, the needy, the homeless, and the imprisoned is an integral part of the Biblical story of God’s restoration of humanity and the goods news Jesus preached.

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OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

Leadership

Celucien L. Joseph, Founder, Hope For Today Outreach; Chair, Hope for Today Outreach Board of Directors

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Dr. Celucien L. Joseph (aka “Dr. Lou”) is the founder of Hope For Today Outreach and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors.  He also serves as  an Assistant Professor of English at Indian River State College (Fort Pierce, Florida). He is a writer, educator, and scholar.  He is a passionate teacher and enjoys serving people. He teaches to foster understanding, human growth, and spiritual transformation.

Celucien was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1994. He received his B.A. from The Baptist College of Florida, M.A. from University of Louisville, M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Th.M. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is the author of  From Toussaint to Price-Mars: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Haitian Thought  (2013), and  Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom (2014).

Celucien and his wife, Katia, live in Port St. Lucie, Fl, with their four children: Terrence, Joshua, Abigail, and Emily.

Website:https://celucienljoseph.wordpress.com/

Ronald Stimphil, Ministry Coordinator and Consultant

Ronald StimphilRonald is an Assistant Pastor for Marriage & Family and New Member at Grace Community Church in Lithonia, GA. Ronald holds an associate degree in Pre-Engineering from Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY, a bachelor degree in Psychology and Liberal Arts (Mathematics, Physics and Psychology) from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and a master of divinity degree in Pastoral Counseling, with emphasis in marriage and family counseling, from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Ronald has written a novel “Martin’s Dream – Journey Onto the Promised Land” and has two non-fiction books on the way.

Ronald and his wife, Pluvenie, live in Conyers, GA, with their five children.

 Katia Joseph, Adult Literacy Coordinator

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Katia was born and raised in Haiti. She came to the United States in 1997. Katia is married to Celucien Joseph, and they have four children (Terrence, Joshua, Abigail, and Emily). She has a B.A. in History and a Minor in Political Science. She has done further studies in ESOL, Curriculum and Instruction at Florida Atlantic University. Katia loves to encourage people and equip the body of Christ  to expand the Kingdom of God through serving others. She believes that the Lord is glorified when we love God and love others as ourselves. She loves to see people discover their areas of passion. Katia always has a smile to share with everyone, and make people feel at ease in her presence.

Katia wants to fulfill a long-held dream which is to teach adults how to read and write in order that they may be able to read and understand the Word of God. She enjoys spending time with her family, travel, reading, cooking, and teaching.

How To Support Us

1. Prayer
Hope for Today Outreach counts on your prayers. We face unprecedented challenges and opportunities as we seek to reach out and serve the poor, the vulnerable, and the most economically-disadvantaged individuals in Haiti. We value your fervent prayers as we attempt to provide both material and spiritual needs to the people.

2. Donation
Currently, we are in desperate needs of various physical items to respond to the needs and demands of the people we’re serving in Haiti. To view the list of items, please click on the link provided below:

Current and Urgent Needs

3. Financial Support

We gladly welcome your financial support. All financial contributions should be made to Hope for Today Outreach (HTO). You can specify which project or program (s) you wish your donation to go to:

1. Hope Center
2. Building Project
3. Literary Program
4. Missions Project

To make a donation through our online service, please click on the PayPal button below:

You can also mail your contribution to the address listed below:

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO)
P.O. Box 7353
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34985

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OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

CURRENT AND URGENT NEEDS!!!

Our needs are varied as the needs of the people we serve in Haiti. Our current and urgent needs are listed below:

1. Food

• Nonperishable items, canned foods, rice, beans, cooking oil, etc.

2. Supplies for Hope Center

• Twin size beds, bed sheets and covers, pillow cases
• Diapers—both for babies and elderly (all sizes)—pads, baby wipes, toiletries
• Towels, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash cloths, and toothpaste, hand sanitizers, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, etc.
• Sunscreens, bug sprays, repellants, pepto Bismal and Anti-diarrheal meds.
• Pepto Bismal and Anti-diarrheal meds
• Roll of toilet paper, Kleenex tissues
• irons, hair dryers
• Dresses and pants—both for men and women (any size)

3. Educational Resources

• Projectors
• Laptops
• Desktops
• Printers
• Books (Creole, French, and English)—especially children’s books.
• Bibles (Creole and French)
4. School Supplies

• Backpacks, socks, backpacks, shoes (all sizes), pencils and pens, notebooks, erasers, rulers, pencil sharpeners, etc.

5. Medical aids and supplies

• Over-the-counter stomach aids and antibiotics, pain relievers, etc.
• Vitamins, medications, supplements, etc.
• First aid kits, Band-Aids

*If you want to donate any of the items listed above, please send your gift to the address listed below:

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO)
P.O. Box 7353
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34985

Or you may call or email us for more information:
•Phone: (239) 349-4981

  • Email : hopefortodayoutreach@gmail.com

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OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10

Who We are !

About Hope for Today Outreach (HTO)

Hope for Today Outreach (HTO) is a Christian faith-based and non-profit organization that exists to empower the poor and the needy by meeting their material and spiritual needs.

We are committed to living out the Christian faith and demonstrating God’s love by serving the poor and the marginalized, caring for the needy and the orphans, and empowering men, women, and families to break the  vicious cycles of physical and spiritual poverty through sound biblical teaching and discipleship, education, literacy training, mentoring and community-building programs, health care support, and family care.

The love and glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ is the vehicle that motivates us to “remember the poor” (Galatians 2:10), show acts of kindness and compassion, and to walk in solidarity with the hungry, the oppressed, and the disheartened.

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OUR MOTTO: “REMEMBER THE POOR” –Galatians 2:10