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.
Our past and present funders include Brooklyn Community Foundation – NYC Haitian Community Hope and Healing Fund, NYCT Fund for New Citizens, Durst Family Foundation, Fund for the City of NY (the Union Square Awards), New York Foundation, Funding Exchange, North Star Fund, New York Women’s Foundation, Open Meadows Foundation, The Petra Foundation, Resist Fund, Newmans Own Foundation,the Milarepa Fund and Robinhood Fund.
Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees is a project of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, a 501(c)3 organization. All contributions made to IFCO/Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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IFCO/Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
418 West 145th Street, New York NY 10031
Our mailing address:
208 Parkside Ave, 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Phone: 718-462-0791 718-735-4660