The Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) seeks to champion the well-being of our constituents through advocacy, empowerment, health education and supportive services since 1982.
The spread of COVID-19 in New York City is having widespread effects on all aspects of our food system and leaving families struggling to put food on the table. To fight that need, HCC is expanding its nutritional program in partnership with GROW NYC, Flatlands Reformed Church and Flatlands Community Partnership to distribute emergency grab and go food boxes and other food and benefits assistance every Saturday this Summer.
Founded in 1982, the Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit community-based service provider (and originally a network coordinator of eight Haitian community centers in the New York Metropolitan Area) that help U.S. Haitian immigrants gain self-sufficiency. While our primary focus is Caribbean immigrants and African-Americans, our doors are open to all people who are facing hardships, and are experiencing racial, economic and social injustices, especially within communities of color.
Over the last 3 decade, HCC has quickly grown to be a leading organization providing access to free resources, direct care, preventative and supportive services to a large Caribbean population including underserved and vulnerable low-income immigrants, seniors, formerly homeless, and people with chronic illnesses) who seek help in the areas of stable housing, benefits, food security and direct care. Most of these individuals and families under our care are beween the ages of 14-75.
In 2018 -2019, HCC served approximately 18,000 individuals through supportive housing, targeted prevention and supportive services, fitness education (via the FITBK and FITQB initiatives), health and wellness education, access to nutrition, case management, domestic violence services, mental health services (via BeWell, our Article 31 mental health clinic), substance abuse counseling, community mobilization, immigration services, and client advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
98% of our clients and tenants have cultural history and heritage from the Caribbean and Latin American countries including Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Virgin Islands and Belize. The funds will be used in the areas where we provide direct services in neighborhoods where they live, work, play and worship.
HCC’s social media engagement has increased by 120% reaching nearly 1,000,000 individuals annually globally. Our social and community outreach covers a broad range of topics including disease prevention, fitness, health education, access to basic benefits and housing. We are proud to provide our services in English, French, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole through our native speaking staff.
A 38-year service history has established us as a spokes organization and information source on Haitian communities within the U.S. and Haiti for Federal, State, and City agencies, hospitals, universities, public schools, and research groups.
OVER 3 DECADES OF SERVICE & ADVOCACY
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
HCC is a community based organization that is committed to providing supportive services
for the central Brooklyn Community. All of our services are free and we welcome all community
members to register and join us. Besides participating and meeting new people in our programs and services, we also offer many incentives and opportunities for participants.
PrEP & PEP
Linkage and Navigation
LGBT Outreach, Advocacy and
English as a
Second Language Adult Literacy
Brooklyn Empowerment Wellness Center
Well over 10k
Provided supportive housing
for 12,400 individuals
to primary care
in the FITBK
FLATBUSH IMMIGRANT DATA
TOP 5 COUNTRIES WITH HIV
The American Community Survey five-year estimate published in 2013 reveals that more than half of the population of Flatbush is foreign-born, and that two-thirds of the foreign-born population is of Caribbean origins.
FUNDING FOR HCC PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ARE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:
New York State AIDS Institute
Public Health Solutions
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
New York State Office of Mental Health
Department of Youth & Community Development
NYC Department for the Aging
New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA)
New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic &
Gender-Based Violence/Safe Horizon
Office NYC Council Member Farah N. Louis
Office of Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Office of Council Member Mathieu Eugene
New York City Council Member Donovan Richards
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke
New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker
New York State Senator Diane J. Savino
Foundations & Community Support
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Brooklyn Community Foundation
New York Community Trust
Robin Hood Foundation
East Flatbush Community Partnership
Utica to Flatbush Initiatives
CVS Health Metro Plus Health Plan
Metro Plus Health Plan
West Indian-American Day Carnival Assn.
Apple Bank for Savings