Thursday, June 18, 2015

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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(From left to right) Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, Founder and CEO of VisionLink; Arielle Jeanty Villedrouin, Director General, IBESR; Jeff McIntosh, Deputy Country Representative - Programming, Catholic Relief Services-Haiti Program).

Port au Prince, Haiti - June 11, 2015 – Last week, Haiti’s Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR) launched a new website that provides an online directory of resources, projects, and services available for vulnerable children across the country. VisionLink, a Boulder-based company, is proud that Catholic Relief Services chose VisionLink to create and support the site in the years to come. 

VisionLink Founder and CEO, Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman, shared the stage with IBESR Director General Madame Arielle Villedrouin and Catholic Relief Service Acting Country Director Jeffrey MacIntosh. However, the star of the show and the reason nearly 200 people from across the country attended the event, was a new website dedicated to expanding access to services for orphaned and vulnerable children in Haiti.  

The website, www.bscht.org, is designed to increase access to and coordination of programming and services for vulnerable children who need health, education, and legal support. VisionLink's president, Dr. W. Douglas Zimmerman noted, "importantly, this solution is designed to be operated and managed by the Catholic Relief Services staff in Haiti, who collected the information already available on the site, and who will be maintaining and updating the information over time." The site also provides access to the Bridgade IBESR phone service to provide operators with information detailed program and services information. 

About VisionLink:
VisionLink has been providing communities with humanitarian inspired software and consulting solutions since 1991. VisionLink customers manage millions of client and resource records for more than 8,000 communities across the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. 

More information about VisionLink and its mission can be found at: www.visionlink.org.

Contact:
Lori Warrens
404-402-4029

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