Hearthstone Village is a non-profit, non-denominational organization based in Mendocino County, California. Our mission is based on service and building community. The blend of Northern California, Mexico, and Haiti have defined who we are as an organization.
Our volunteers are engaged in projects that involve frequent trips to Haiti to help us support our daughters at the Reveil Matinal Orphanage in Port au Prince. In Baja California Sur, Mexico we have partnered with Tu Hogar en El Cardonal A.C, a non-profit supporting the health and education needs in their rural community.
Hearthstone volunteers also help with program development and fundraisers throughout the year in Northern California.
The healthy social life is found when in the mirror of each human soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the community, the virtue of each one is living. — R. Steiner
It Takes a Village . . .
to support children into a healthy adulthood. Join our team. Volunteers are needed to love, feed, teach, play, and garden. We also need organizers, builders, and fundraisers. You can lend a hand. Financial donations are also a way to contribute to our projects. Our volunteer handbook is available to prepare travelers for their trip to Haiti.
In January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing destruction and a substantial loss of life. A team of medical volunteers from Ukiah Valley Medical Center, left on the first mission to provide care to the people of Haiti. The team also had an additional goal of finding and providing relief to an orphanage.
Our team found the Reveil Matinal Orphanage of twenty girls. This orphanage had been in existence for six years and was run by the Reveil Matinal Orphanage Foundation (RMOF), based in New York City. Charlucie Jaboin the president of RMOF was thrilled and relieved to create a partnership with Hearthstone Village. more . . .
The mission of Hearthstone Village is to develop and maintain home based intergenerational residential communities. Hearthstone Village is dedicated to giving service by creating a nurturing environment for individuals and families in need of care and support. Inspired by Rudolph Steiner’s model of human development and social organization, these villages seek to bring healing and balance to all who reside there.
Hearthstone Village in partnership with the Reveil Matinal Orphanage Foundation (RMOF) has a commitment to support the psychosocial, nutritional and educational needs of the children of the orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti.
Tu Hogar en El Cardonal A.C. is a Mexican non-profit civil association that is in partnership with Hearthstone Village. Volunteers built and manage a community center which includes a public clinic and emergency shelter in the rural community of El Cardonal, Baja Californa Sur, Mexico.
In partnership with the Reveil Matinal Orphanage Foundation and the Parsons New School for Design, we are building a permanent home for our children in Haiti. We have a vision to create a sustainable village with the following:
A safe home for 35 girls, staff and volunteers
A Vocational/Primary school
A guest house for those volunteers with longer-term commitments
to living at the orphanage
A simple clinic as a first aid station, staffed by volunteers
until a sustainable program can be developed for the community
Grounds designed for beauty with native plants, orchard and garden,
a barn with goats and chickens and a playground with shaded areas
Solar collection & storage for electrical use
Rainwater collection & purification
Read What Our Volunteers Have To Say!
We appreciate all of your dedication and support for the children and families in our international communities!
Thank you for your vision for the girls and all you do to keep it alive and ever expanding. They have become my family in every sense of the word. I feel so blessed to have such an opportunity to serve them. In doing so, I was filled up as well!
Darlene Dilley, Ukiah, California
At Reveil Matinal, girls, often the second class citizens of the world, are safe, are loved, are educated and empowered. The force of love and intelligence shines in their faces. What a blessing it is to be a small part of something that is so life altering and far-reaching.
Nancy Watanabe, Healdsburg, California
As soon as I stepped through the doors of the orphanage I saw the beautiful spirits of all 23 girls and was immediately absorbed into their family. Every time I leave Haiti, I count the days until I can go back.