Mission 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.
Values HCC values fostering the independent social and economic functioning of our clients in the community, and enabling the communities we serve to build social and political associations that foster family and community stability.
HCC seeks to encourage and establish a sense of community based on healthy cultural mores within its own organization, and between itself and member agencies of the consortium. HCC desires partnership with all community stakeholders in this common mission. HCC firmly believes such purposes and concern must be reflected in how we work together as a community.
Over 3 Decades of Experience
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- and African-Americans, we welcome all community members.
In 2016, we served over 10,000 clients through immigration/refuge assistance, ESL and literacy, citizenship education, public education via local Haitian media outlets (a weekly radio show on HIV/AIDS reaches 130,000 individuals), housing placement, job readiness, health and wellness education, PLWHA housing, HIV/AIDS education prevention, a variety of AIDS-related case management, mental health services, substance abuse counseling, parenting skills, domestic violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, drop-out prevention, cultural enrichment, youth services, family counseling and education, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center, and more.
Services are provided in English, French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish.
A 35-year service history has established us as a spokes organization and information source on Haitian communities in the U.S. and Haiti for Federal, State and City agencies, hospitals, universities, public schools, and research groups.