Grace International, Inc. is a Nationally ECFA accredited non-profit 501(c)(3) Christian, humanitarian and empowering organization registered in the State of Florida, serving the Country of Haiti for more than 43 years, and also the low income, underprivileged families in South Florida, in the area of Miami Dade, Broward and Treasure Cost Counties, through several outreach ministries.
GRACE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Inspired by our Christian values and in response to the Great Commission, we have identified and introduced three principal solutions to all the needs of the people, the communities and the countries that we serve: Jesus, Education, Work (JOB). True change comes from within, in order to really help change a life we must first start with the heart. We provide health-care, education, spiritual guidance, Children's feeding programs, youth/Senior ministries and empowered living to families and all those in need within our reach.
GRACE MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to follow the command of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poorest of the poor and oppressed, promoting human transformation by breaking the cycle of spiritual darkness, poverty, sickness, chronicle-dependency and ignorance, as we RESCUE, RELIEVE, RESTORE and EMPOWER.
GRACE PROGRAMS, SERVICES & IMPACT
Operating since 1974, Grace International was founded by Bishop Joel and wife Doris Jeune, who together oversee and lead the organization in the roles of President and Vice President. For the past 43 years, Grace International has been impacting lives through the oversight and management of many churches, 70 schools, 3 orphanages, as well as a medical/dental clinic, a pediatric hospital, a home for elderly widows, vocational school and Community sustainable villages.
Within these programs and facilities, Grace International also operates a feeding program, various learning centers as well as seasonal and annual conferences. The bases of the organization's work in Haiti is Grace Village, located in the county of Carrefour. In the State of Florida, United States Grace International is impacting many lives of Dade and Broward Counties residents.
After the earthquake, more than 25,000 people sought refuge at Grace Village, making it the site of the second largest internally displaced camp in Port au Prince. Grace International is now working to resettle many of the people living in this camp, and create small communities that are models of holistic, sustainable and industrious living. In 2011 Grace International has been registered as a NGO (Non Govermental Organization).
TOTAL BOARD MEMBERS: 11
NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT VOTING MEMBERS: 9
3 Haitians, 6 Americans, 1 Jewish American, 1 Canadian
(See the list of Board members in "ABOUT US/ BOARD MEMBERS)