CHM was founded by Jan Thompson in 2007. The first family that Jan and her family ministered to was a single mom with four children. One of those children was a deaf, uneducated, mute 7 year old boy named Christopher. It is this Christopher that inspired the ministry's formal name....Christopher's Hope Ministry.
Currently, CHM has four facilities in Gonaives, Haiti. One is the headquarters, which is also Jan's home; #1 Hope Street Orphanage; and Institute of Hope which includes a school for younger grades, and a school for older grades and deaf children. All of the facilities are located within walking distance of each other.
Christopher's Hope Ministry is recognized as a 501(c)3 organization in the United States of America and has received non profit status from the Haitian government.