Britney Gengel was a compassionate and spirited 19-year-old who set out on a journey of hope to Haiti with a dream of making a difference. Tragically, she lost her life in the devastating 2010 earthquake, but not before expressing her heartfelt desire to open an orphanage for the children she had grown to love. Her last text message that was sent to her mom 3 hours before the earthquake, ignited a powerful mission that led to the creation of Brit's Home in Haiti. Britney's legacy lives on through the lives she continues to touch, inspiring countless others to contribute and carry forward her dream.

They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.
~ Britney Gengel 01/12/2010

Our Mission

Our commitment is to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti through sustaining a safe, nurturing home rooted in the virtues of Faith, Hope and Love while developing a sense of social responsibility, community involvement and unconditional love.

Our Vision

To raise and support the next generation of leaders in Haiti.

Our Home


Brit’s Home stands as a testament to the enduring power of love and hope for our daughter in Haiti. This 19,000-square-foot orphanage, designed in the shape of a "B" for Britney, symbolizes her spirit and unwavering commitment to the children of Haiti. Built to the same seismic standards as those in San Francisco, Brit’s Home ensures the utmost safety and security for our children, a crucial feature in an earthquake-prone region. Within its walls, a family-like atmosphere nurtures each child, providing not only food, shelter, and education but also the emotional support and individual attention necessary for their holistic development. The dedicated staff, inspired by Britney’s vision, create a loving environment where every child feels valued and cherished.

At Brit’s Home, the opportunities for growth and self-discovery are boundless. Education is a cornerstone, with our children attending Brit's Academy and receiving additional support to excel academically. Recreational activities, including technology, sports, arts, and music, are woven into daily life, allowing children to explore their talents and build self-confidence. Brit's Home also prioritizes health and wellness, offering regular medical care and nutritious meals. This comprehensive approach empowers the children to overcome their past hardships and blossom into resilient, compassionate, and self-sufficient individuals.

Brit’s last wish is our family’s life mission. The passion, purpose, and presence of Brit’s legacy lives on in the home every day. We invite you to join in Brit’s legacy and help us raise strong world leaders for our future. With your support, you are not only honoring Britney’s legacy but also contributing to a brighter future for these incredible children, helping to transform lives and uplift an entire community.

Brit's Kids

The children at the Be Like Brit Orphanage (Brit’s Home), are at the heart of an inspiring story of hope and dedication. They come from various challenging backgrounds, but at Brit’s Home, they find a family and a community that values their dignity and potential. Each child is provided with not only the basic necessities of life—food, shelter, and education—but also with the love, respect, and individual attention that helps them thrive. Brit’s Home’s emphasizes creating a nurturing environment that promotes the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth of every child.

Getting involved with Be Like Brit means contributing to a cause that transforms lives. Your support will help provide consistent medical care, educational opportunities, and a safe, loving environment for these children to become self-sufficient. Donations ensure that the Brit’s Home can maintain high standards of care and expand its programs to reach more children in need. By contributing, you are not just giving money; you are investing in the future of children who, despite their difficult beginnings, have the potential to grow into leaders and change-makers in their communities. Your generosity can make a significant difference, turning Britney's dream into a lasting reality for the children of Haiti.

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(508) 886-4500

66 Pullman Street, Worcester, MA, 01606

Brit's Home

33 Brit's Way, Grand Goave, Haiti