This website is maintained by friends, and former parishioners of Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton. It is our wish that Tom's words and his example, which for years have amplified the gospel message of the compassionate, non-violent Jesus, might be available to everyone who seeks guidance on the Christian path of peace, justice and service to the poor and suffering.
Read the recent NCR article about Project Kay Lasante in Haiti
New Film, "American Prophet" dramatizes Bishop Gumbleton's early career and work for social justice
Listen to film director Jasmine Rivera and Bishop Gumbleton discuss the film on Michigan public radio here
Haiti: Project Kay Lasante
Watch the new video about Haitian history and the health care project that Bishop Gumbleton helped to found and continues to support: "Kay Lasante"
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Project Kay Lasante
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
1616 Bagley Rd.
Detroit, MI 48216
Kay Lasante means "House of Health" in Haitian Creole.
Kay Lasante is a health care project focused on serving the Petite Place Cazeau and Caradeux communities of Port au Prince. We operate primarily as an outpatient clinic which serves the health care needs of the surrounding community via education, consultations, follow-up care, and on-site pharmacy. Kay Lasante also works off-site, providing services such as: home visits, community health outreach, and health education/disease prevention classes.
Kay Lasante operates under the basic principle that health care is a human right, not a privilege. Kay Lasante is committed to serving the poor and marginalized who have lacked access to much-needed health care services.
Kay Lasante was founded as a project of the St. Claire's parish community at the request of Fr. Gerard Jean Juste and parish members. Kay Lasante seeks to embody the vision of Fr. Jean Juste to serve the least among us with dignity and compassion in the spirit of the gospel mission to care for the sick and work for justice for the poor.