About J/P Haitian Relief Organization
Founded by Sean Penn in 2010, J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO) is dedicated to providing long-term support for the people of Haiti and empowering the Haitian community to build sustainable programs. Following the tragic earthquake of 2010, J/P HRO immediately began working to assist the most vulnerable to safer, healthier, and stronger neighborhoods. Consisting of four linked programs—Community Health, Disaster and Risk Reduction, Education, and Community Development— J/P HRO works with the support of and in collaboration with local and national government leaders, community based organizations, other international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, and—most importantly—the community members themselves. In partnership with The Government of The Republic of Haiti, The Government of The French Republic, and The Parker Foundation J/P HRO launched “Haiti Takes Root”, a 10-year long climate change initiative dedicated to the reforestation and development of Haiti.