Jean Charles was born in Haiti and immigrated to the United Sates in 1972. Having realized the American dream in this country he now calls home, a spirit of gratitude and altruism moves him to improve the life of those he left behind the island. With his own funds he founded the J.C. Hispaniola Fund, Inc. (JCHF) a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to fighting the poverty and disease that existed in these countries. Thanks to generous donations of medications and medical supplies from many local and national non-profit organizations, the JCHF was able to stay true to its own mission.
In 2005, the JCHF partnered with a medical team from Boston Children’s Hospital headed by Luc Joseph, M.D, Ph.D., M.P.H. Through that partnership, the JCHF brings every spring, for one week, a team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioner, dentist, allied health professionals, and volunteers to the Dominican Republic to provide free medical care and oral health education to many poor natives and immigrants who work and live in deplorable condition on the vast sugar plantations that dotted the country.
Thanks to this outreach, we were able to witness positive changes in the health status of these communities. We ask that you join us in such endeavor by contributing money or volunteering your time. May God bless you, the people of Haiti and the people of the Dominican Republic!