Danita’s Children is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for vulnerable children and families. We believe that caring for a child is a lifetime investment and we are able to accomplish this vision & mission through the generosity of our monthly partners.

Our Mission

We rescue, love, and care for orphans and impoverished children in Haiti, meeting their needs physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually so that they are empowered to become leaders in their communities and nation.

Our Vision

The vision of Danita’s Children is to provide education, nutrition, medical and dental care, and love to the children and families we serve. We believe through our teachers, mentors, and house parents we are raising children to discover their purpose and to become the future leaders of Haiti.

Our Governing Values

We follow the biblical directive and standards to love and care for orphans and impoverished children.

We alleviate the suffering of children by rescuing and caring for them holistically, meeting their needs spiritually, physically, and emotionally.

We restore and demonstrate dignity and respect for orphaned and impoverished children.

We prevent the exploitation of the vulnerable, abandoned, neglected, rejected, and suffering child.

Danita’s Children rescues, loves, and cares

We're driven by the belief that the hope of Christ can transform a community. We have witnessed the long-lasting effects of investing in a child. These stories continue to inspire us today as we expand our services to help the entire community and surrounding areas, thanks to the generosity of donors like you.

Danita’s Children is a family of faithful believers that follow the call to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We believe that each child has a hope and a future and together we are changing Haiti one child at a time.

Our Work at Danita’s Children

Danita’s Children serves hundreds of children and their families by providing:

Where We Work

Danita’s Children is located in the northeast region of Haiti in the village of Ouanaminthe, near the border of the Dominican Republic. Our stateside office is in Franklin, Tennessee.

Despite the hardships and natural disasters that have plagued this country, Haitian people exude a spirit of resilience. While their spirit is strong, the need is great. Around 80% of the country lives on less than $1 a day (wfp.org).

Our Leadership

Danita's Children is guided by a board of directors based in the United States. They work with our founder and CEO Danita Estrella Watts to ensure that we effectively bring the hope of Christ to Haiti.

The vision of Danita and the board is only accomplished through the generosity of donors like you and the tireless and faithful service of our staff.

Danita Estrella Watts

President & CEO

Karris Hudson

Vice President & Field Director

Scott Neu


Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee


Mike Fisher


Alastair Geddes


Matt Hasselbeck


Gray Keller


Peter Lindquist


Get Involved


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