Croatian Relief Services
Croatian Relief Services, Inc. is a non-profit catholic organization whose mission is to serve the poorest of the poor in our world through humanitarian intervention.
Fr. Giordano Belainch founded Croatian Relief Services in 1992 with the purpose of sending emergency relief supplies to the victims of the wars in Croatia and Bosnia. When the violence in the Balkans died down, Croatian Relief continued to organize the Croatian diaspora community to provide humanitarian assistance tothe rest of the world in need. Since 1992, we have sent hundreds of containers to countries plagued by poverty and natural disaster.
In 2007, Croatian Relief Services began focusing its attention on Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. After disaster struck with the 2010 earthquake, Croatian Relief Services opened an orphanage n Port-au-Prince. The Cardinal Stepinac Children's Center continues to be a loving home for 46 orphaned and abandoned children. Providing for the welfare of these children has become our primary mission. Our goal is to continue providing food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and an education for these children in need.