“It’s all about the Children!” ~Karen Huxter


Hands Across the Sea began when Karen first began offering care to local orphaned children in a rented house in 2000. As the number of children grew, it became obvious that a bigger, permanent space was needed. Land was purchased in three parcels in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and construction began in 2002.

It was an exciting day when Hands Across the Sea moved to its new site in May 2004 with a children’s home. The following year, we began offering church services on site. Our school opened in September 2006 with one class each of grades Kindergarten to grade 6. Secondary classes were added in September of 2008. As of July 2016 we had over 500 students in our school!

In 2011, Hands Across the Sea began partnering with Radio Creole, a local Christian radio station that reaches 100,000 Haitians with Christian music and messages, community information and guest speakers.