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Center for Community
Health, Education, and Research (CCHER)
CCHER's mission is to increase
access to different types of services for HIV consumers.
Activities include comprehensive case management, affordable
housing, home delivered meals and support services,
psychological counseling, community and culturally based
interventions, testing and analysis of interventions and
services concerning their impact on the community.
HAPHI's mission is to act to
promote health and foster well-being within the Haitian
community of Greater Boston through ecucation and
prevention, advocacy, outreach, and services. HAPHI programs
promote culturally appropriate health education and support,
advocacy for access to care, and the creation of
opportinuties for economic development in the field of
health care. HAPHI's activities include chronic disease
prevention, case management and family support and
counseling for families with mentally challenged children,
smoking prevention and cessation, HIV testing and
counseling, Haitian men's health program, and two after
school programs at the Lewemberg and Wilson middle
HMSC's mission is to prepare and
assist immigrants in their struggle for social and economic
self-sufficiency in America. Activities include day care;
education; adult and children's health; emergency support;
immigration services; and HIV/AIDS counseling, case
management, and support; advocacy; and coordination of
Outreach Project (HHOP)
The mission of the Haitian Health Outreach Project (HHOP) is to reduce the transmission of HIV and AIDS by providing culturally appropriate outreach and education for Haitians living in Cambridge and Somerville. Activities include recruiting and training Haitian community leaders, home presentations about HIV/AIDS and other health issues, HIV counseling and testing, and a youth program addressing issues of cultural values, self-esteem, violence, substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS.
Institute (HHI)- Boston Medical Center
The mission of the Haitian Health Institute is to research unmet needs, identify gaps in services, and evaluate existing programs for quality, effectiveness and efficiency of service within the Massachusetts Haitian Community. Activities include networking with other organizations, community organizing, evaluation of existing programs, research, and rapid response to community health crises.
Haitian Mental Health
Unit, Cambridge Hospital
The mission of the Haitian Mental Health Clinic is to provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate psychological and psychiatric services to the Haitian community in Massachusetts, regardless of ability to pay. Activities included psychiatric crisis and therapeutic intervention for adults, children, couples, families, and groups. It offers a rich, cross-cultural environment for residents in psychiatry, psychiatric nurses, and trainees. It provides in-service training to other departments of the Cambridge Hospital, as well as other agencies, conferences, and case consultation. Further activities include Haitian Health Day, radio and cable TV programming, and published material.
Supports a food security program
which includes support for human rights as well as
agricultural peasant initiatives and work on alternative
Jobs with Justice
Sister organization, Zanmi Lasante
(ZL) is based in the plateau central village of Cange. ZL
consists of an outpatient clinic, a 30-bed hospital, TB
center, women's health clinic, and a school. It is fully
staffed by Haitian doctors, nurses, community health workers
Community organizing, evaluation, research, rapid response to community health crises
Counseling Haitians & Minorities
Counseling, job placement.
Diplomatic representation, Haitian
library, translation, legalization of documents,
AFAB seeks all opportunities to equip Haitian women with the necessary tools to improve their social, economic and political status so that they can take control of their lives and futures. Activities include a radio program on women's issues; lectures at high schools and colleges; workshops on health care, domestic violence, and legal and parenting issues; a young women's leadership development program; networking to address issues affecting poor women and their families; literacy and ESL classes; and advocacy on such issues as health care, housing, domestic violence, rape, child care, and welfare.
Promotes cultural awareness,
assists Haitians with citizenship process, voter
registration, provides resources and referrals for
Haitians in the local area.
Information on Haiti, news analysis, workshops, political activism, cultural activities
Information and assistance to parents of school-aged children.
Foundation of Boston, Inc.
UMass Boston Haitian
Research, dissemination on Haiti
and Haitians, conferences, discussions on Haitian policy,
newsletter, Haitian Language Institute.
HIV/AIDS outreach and education,
food pantry, social services
Workshops, presentations, referrals to Haitian artists, annual cultural events, data base of artists
Center for Haitian
Haitian Center for
Family Services, Inc.