About Haitian-American Community Coalition
Haitian-American Community Coalition Haitian-American Community Coalition Haitian-American Community Coalition's (formerly known as Haitian Centers Council) original mission was to improve the quality of life for those we serve, especially Haitian Americans, in the metro New York City area by providing access to services, information and education as well as resources toward the goal of self-sufficiency. Since its inception in 1982, HCC has grown from a small grassroots advocacy agency and evolved to become a multi-service human services organization serving the Haitian and Caribbean communities of New York City and Spring Valley, NY. The starting point was the collective initiative of a group of very concerned Haitians who wanted to help the community and more so, new Haitian immigrants. At the forefront were community-based organizations like the Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP), Haitian Community Center ? Brooklyn Haitian Ralph and Good Shepherd, Inc. (BHRAGS), and the Haitian Neighborhood Service Center (HNSC) as well as the Evangelical Crusade of Fishers of Men and the Charlemagne Peralte Center. This consortium?s vision and common cause formed the Haitian Centers Council, Inc. Together with the Caribbean community, HCC passionately addressed the issues of ethnic stereotyping and stigma as well as the social and health policies toward the Haitian/Caribbean communities. One of the biggest issues confronted was access to social and medical services. These services helped ameliorate problems and provided the pathway for individuals and their families to become self-sufficient and productive in their new environment.
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