We provide healthcare and education to Haitians and Haitian Americans.

Haitian Health Institute (HHI)

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Additional Community Resources

The Haitian community has a number of social, professional and public health organizations. Several of them and their mission statements are listed below.


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Youth and Family Enrichment Services
Association of Haitian Women in Boston 
Center for Community Health, Education and Research (CCHER)
Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, Inc. (HAPHI)      
Haitian Health Outreach Project (HHOP)
Haitian Mental Health Unit, Cambridge Hospital   
Haitian Mental Health Network (HMH)
Haitian Multi-Service Center (HMSC)
       
Haitian Nurses Association
The New England Human Rights Organization (NEHRO)

Youth and Family Enrichment Services

Youth and Families Enrichment Services, YOFES (http://www.yofes.org/) is a 501-C3, non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Massachusetts with the intention of “attacking the root causes of poverty, health and social disparities. YOFES’ mission is to build strong families that can raise healthy children in the face of poverty and social inequity. To accomplish this, YOFES is creating community interventions that engage the community’s participation in their conception, design, development and implementation.

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Association of Haitian Women in Boston

AFAB seeks all opportunities to equip Haitian women with the necessary tools to improve their social, economic and political status so they can take control of their lives and future. Activities include a radio program on women's issues, lectures at high schools and colleges, workshops on health care, domestic violence, legal and parental issues. AFAB has also put together a young women's leadership program and has established a network with the appropriate institutions to address issues of literacy for women and to advocate on their behalf for health care, housing, welfare and assistance for domestic and sexual violence victims as well as childcare.

Association of Haitian Women in Boston
Ms. Carlene Désiré, Director
330 Fuller Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Call:  617.287.0096
Fax: 617.287.0170

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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.

Center for Community Health, Education and Research
420 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Call:  617.265.0628
Fax: 617.265.4134

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Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, Inc. (HAPHI)

HAPHI's mission is to promote health and foster well-being within the Haitian community of the Greater Boston area through education and prevention, advocacy, outreach and services. HAPHI's programs promote culturally appropriate health education and support, advocacy for access to care and the creation of opportunities for economic development in the field of health care. HAPHI's activities include chronic disease prevention, case management, family support and counseling for families with mentally challenged children, smoking prevention and cessation, HIV testing and counseling, Haitian men's health and two after school programs at the Lewemberg and Wilson Middle schools.

Haitian American Public Health Initiatives, Inc.
1464 Blue Hill Avenue
Mattapan, MA 02126
Call:  617.298.8076
Fax: 617. 296.1570

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Haitian Health 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 related 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.

Haitian Health Outreach Project
52 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02142
Call:  617.498.1212
Fax: 617.868.3012

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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 include psychiatric crises and therapeutic intervention for adults, children, couples, couples, families and groups. 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.

Cambridge Hospital
Haitian Mental Health Unit
Astride Desrosiers, MD and Clinical Director
26 Central Street, 3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02142
Call:  617.498.1157
Fax: 617.628.6548

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Haitian Mental Health Network (HMH)

The mission of the HMH Network is to work collaboratively with local health institutions and community-based organizations serving the Haitian community, to ensure that mental health interventions are comprehensive, integrated, culturally sensitive, and developmentally appropriate.  In the aftermath of the quake, members of HMH Network responded to the community’s distress by leading workshops focused on understanding how people respond to disaster and on emotional self-care. More information about the HMH Network is available online at http://www.hmhnetwork.org/

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Haitian Multi-Service Center (HMSC)

HMSC's mission is to prepare and assist immigrants in their struggle for social and economic self-sufficiency in America. Activities include day care, adult and children health, emergency support, immigration services and HIV/AIDS counseling, case management, support, advocacy and coordination of services.

Haitian Multi-Service Center
185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
Call:  617.436.2848
Fax: 617.287.0284

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Haitian Nurses Association

Marie Joseph, R.N., President
P.O Box 393                                              
Mattapan, MA 02126
Call:  617.361.0383
Fax: 617.361.0383

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The New England Human Rights Organization (NEHRO)

The mission of the New England Human Rights Organization is to protect the rights and dignity of Haitians everywhere, but especially in our homeland, from inherently abusive practices in the judicial system.  Since it was founded in early 2004, NEHRO has focused its efforts on the plight of prisoners in Haiti and has, so far, successfully secured the release of hundreds who had been kept in long-term incarceration without probable cause. 

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Contact Us

Call: 617.414.7702
Fax: 617.414.5955
Email: hhi@bmc.org


Administrative Office

Haitian Health Institute
Boston Medical Center
771 Albany Street
Dowling 4, Room 4416
Boston, MA 02118

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