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40 Years of Community Service and Advocacy

For 40 years, HCC has been a long-time trusted source to the most underserved and vulnerable (immigrants, seniors and working poor) and has been positioned in the community as a leading organization providing access to free educational resources, linkage to direct care, preventative, and social support services to a large Caribbean population regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances. For the past four decades, the community members we served have shaped the direction, vision and values of the organization as we continue to build a strong and resilient community, promoting equality, and collaborating with a network of community partners to address our community’s most pressing health and racial injustices in the system. Our belief is that wellness begins with self-care and an investment in creating a safe environment for all. 

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98% of our clients and tenants have cultural history and heritage from Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands and Belize. Most of these individuals and families are currently living with chronic illnesses, experiencing poverty, low-income and homelessness are as young as 14 years old to older adults ages 65 and over.

HCC’s online and social media engagement has increased by 120% reaching nearly 1,000,000 individuals globally. Our community outreach efforts cover a broad range of social and economic issues including disease prevention, health education, fitness, and access to benefits and housing. Our diverse staff are proud to provide our services in English, French, Haitian-Creole and Spanish.

A 40-year service history has established us as a spokes-organization and information source on Haitian communities and throughout the U.S. and Haiti for federal, state, and city agencies, hospitals, institutions, universities, public schools, and national research groups.

FUNDING FOR HCC PROGRAMS & SERVICES
ARE PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY:

  Government
  • 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
  • CVS Health Foundation
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • East Flatbush Community Partnership
  • GROW NYC
  • Utica to Flatbush Initiatives
  • UJA Federation of New York
  In-Kind Sponsorship
  • Metro Plus Health Plan
  • Essentia  
  • Metro Plus Health Plan
  • VP Records
  • West Indian-American Day Carnival Assn.
  • Apple Bank for Savings