New York, NY
Founded in 1992 to respond to the refugee crisis faced by Haitian immigrants in the U.S. and Guantanamo Bay, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR) has provided support to hundreds of families who sought asylum in the US after being persecuted in Haiti. The organization has worked on various relief projects, including disaster relief for Haitian victims of hurricane George in 1998, and tropical storms and hurricanes that hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 2004, 2007, and 2008. HWHR had a relief program for September 11th victims who were displaced immigrant workers. Through this program we provided case management and financial assistance to over 200 individuals and families from Haiti, West Africa and other Caribbean Islands. Currently, HWHR provides comprehensive and culturally sensitive programs that include community education, supportive services and community organizing. Over the past decade, HWHR has also provided solidarity support to communities in Haiti to recover and rebuild in the wake of natural and man-made disasters.