Addresses from 2004 tax return
273 Keller Ave
Elmont, NY 11003
1000 Fairway Pt Dr
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 473-7501 This phone number and address are on Zaba
Born on January 4, 1963 in Dufreynay, Port-au-Prince, Rock Cayo has lived in the poverty of Haiti. At a young age he was able to attend school, but at the age of 14 could no longer attend because he was on his own and could not afford to continue his education. After years of doing automotive body work and employment as a mechanic, he was finally able to finish high school at the age of 29. Around this time, Haiti became highly unstable politically and Rock felt it necessary to leave Haiti. With the help of a cousin, Rock was able to enter the United States. With his heart still in Haiti, he often wondered when he would return to the country he loves.
In January of 2003, Rock received a call from his brother to inform him that a lady in Montana was looking for someone to run an orphanage in Haiti. This lady is Lori Jones, Executive Director of A New Arrival Adoption Agency. After a number of phone conversations, Lori and Rock set up a meeting in Haiti. Within days, they had met with lawyers, the Department of Health and Human Services and with consulate officers in Port-au-Prince. After months of leg work, on July 16th, 2003 A New Arrival Haiti Orphanage opened in a 4 bedroom house with 14 abandoned children. Today this same house is home to 50 children.
The story does not end here. Little did Rock know that on that day in January of 2003, he set in motion the visions and dreams that would become his life's mission. What started as an opportunity to head home to Haiti became a drive to make a better life for the people of his beloved country. What a better place to start than enhancing the lives of children? As the years have passed, Rock’s vision has grown to not only offering a safe refuge for the abandoned children of Haiti, but to also help those who could not afford schooling. Rock’s aspirations increased with his intention to provide housing to 100 more children than his current facility can handle and to provide a free education to 300 children from the local community, all of whom would receive no education without his school. But what about the lack of health care in Haiti? Rock’s vision expanded as he pushed forward his plans of a medical clinic offering basic medical services to the orphans, students, and the local community.
Rock’s ultimate goal is families for the orphans in his care. The delay in uniting children together with their adoptive families is at least 12 months but the promise and bonding can proceed while the legalities are processed. To support this goal, Rock envisioned safe, affordable accommodations adjacent to the orphanage for visiting families from the United States. A guest house for families, volunteers and foreign aid workers would provide the optimal solution.
Rock knows how much work it takes to get somewhere in life without the advantages so many of us take for granted.
He has dedicated his life to the betterment of the children of his homeland. After growing up in a world where young lives have little value, Rock has created a haven in Haiti "where a child's life is important"
Organizations this person works for or is related to
|A New Arrival||Board member||2003-01-01||2004-12-31|
|A New Arrival Children’s Center||Director|
News paper articles, official documents and reports filed about this person
|Edgewater woman finds Haitian adoption as unstable as country||2008-04-19|
|ANA IRS-990 2004, 2005, 2006||2006-12-31|
|ANA IRS-990 2002, 2003||2003-12-31|
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