Community Outreach

Service to Community

We place an emphasis on service to our community and create opportunities for students to serve in a variety of ways from volunteering for Jubilee Christmas sponsored by Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) to garnering donations for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana.

Annual Mission Trip to Haiti

Each spring students and faculty of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing take a mission trip to Haiti. Through donations, the group is able to provide supplies and goods to help those in need. The mission trip is an immersion service learning option for nursing students interested in acquiring transcultural nursing skills. The purpose of the mission is for the students and faculty to recognize, understand and appreciate cultural similarities and differences between the individuals they serve both in the United States and in Haiti.

Haiti is considered the poorest Caribbean country in the western hemisphere.

  • The average Haitian makes less that $600 U.S. dollars per year.
  • An estimated 60% of the people live in destitute poverty.
  • On average, a 2-3 day medical mission clinic will treat between 600-1,000 individuals.
  • Two-thirds of the individuals treated are pregnant women, infants and children.
     

St. Elizabeth School of Nursing accepts donations of non-prescription medications and hygiene products to support the annual Haiti Mission Trip:

  • Adult and children's vitamins with iron (chewable for kids)
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Adult and children's liquid Tylenol (or generic)
  • Ibuprofen any strength
    (or generic)
  • Adults cold and cough
  • Children's cold and cough
  • Tums, Rolaids
  • Triple antibiotic creams
  • 1% hydrocortisone creams
  • Calcium antacids
  • Eye drops/lubricants (Visine)
  • Small hand/body lotion
  • Small bars of antibacterial soap (Dial)
  • Small toothpaste

 

Monetary donations are also accepted. Make checks payable to:

St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
Attn: Student Haiti Mission
1501 Hartford St.
Lafayette, IN 47904

To make a donation or to learn more, contact us.