Michelle Karshan and staff and participants of Alternative Chance/Chans Altenativ in Haiti
A self-help, advocacy program for criminal deportees in Haiti
Phone, fax, mail
Mission and Partners
Mission & Partners
Attorneys & Clients
Helpful info
Media Coverage
Articles, television, etc.
Brochure in plain format
Annual Awards & Benefit Dinner
November 22, 2008 benefit
How You Can Help.
Your help is vital to our work.
June 2006 Note on Our Work
Photos & Photo Credits
Photos of Alternative Chance and life in Haiti for criminal deportees
Links for resources, analysis and legal resources
Job Readiness
Links to resources
Women Criminal Deportees in Haiti
International Women's Day and Women Criminal Deportees in Haiti
New life is no life for U.S. ex-cons in Haiti
Chicago Tribune article about criminal deportees in Haiti
Continue to Suspend Deportation to Haiti by Michelle Karshan
Sun Sentinel article by Michelle Karshan
Alternative Chance documents conditions and human rights concerns on behalf of criminal deportees in 2009 in letter to UNHCR
Alternative Chance list of concerns re conditions of criminal deportees in Haiti. Addressed to UNHCR in 2009
Being Deported to Post Earthquake Haiti by Michelle Karshan, Alternative Chance
Alternative Chance warns of life threatening conditions and death by cholera if people are deported to Haiti

How You Can Help.

Alternatives to Violence Project Workshop Facilitated by Volunteer from the United States

AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) workshop facilitated by volunteer from the United States

Photo Copyright by Michelle Karshan

Alternative Chance is an unfunded program in great need of financial assistance. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and well spent on services for Criminal Deportees in Haiti -- including medical care, medicine, food, water, job training materials, temporary housing, help for the mentally ill, etc.

To help keep this program going please donate funds, please see info on homepage on how you can donate online or by mail. Thank you for you help and compassion.

To change lives, we need laptops, digital cameras, printers, books in english that teach skills or vocations (we lost most of our library in the earthquake), business shirts, etc.

To save lives we need cholera supplies (water treatment tablets, rehydration mixture packets), high blood pressure and diabetes medicines, etc.

Alternative Chance was built on volunteer help. In the past we have had volunteer help from teachers, photographers, computer teachers, doctors, counselors, alternatives to violence trainers, etc.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer your time, for a day, a week, a month, a year.  We need help with fundraising, job training, counseling, etc.  

Please contact Michelle Karshan at AlternativeChance@gmail.com

Thank you again!

Room that one of the women who was deported to Haiti lived in

Photo Copyright by Donna Decesare

This is the room that a woman Criminal Deportee was living in. Orientation to Haiti and job training are critical to help Criminal Deportees survive in Haiti and make their lives more productive.

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