- Phone : 718-940-2200
- Address : 3807 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203
The Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC) is a nonprofit community-based service provider that supports the wellbeing of immigrant Caribbean- and African-Americans in Brooklyn, NY. HCC was founded in 1982 and originally served as a network coordinator of eight Haitian community centers in the New York Metropolitan area that helped Haitian immigrants gain self-sufficiency. The agency has grown tremendously over the decades, and now serves over 10,000 clients through a comprehensive range of services, including HIV-related services (testing, education, and linkage to care); behavioral health services (including state-licensed mental health services); LGBTQ outreach, advocacy and support; immigration/refugee assistance; housing (a 16-unit congregate housing facility); fitness arts and nutrition education; and supportive services (e.g., benefits enrollment assistance; job readiness programming). HCC enables our clients and immigrant communities to build social and political associations that foster family and community stability. HCC’s culturally- and linguistically-sensitive programs (provided in English, Haitian, French, and Spanish) engender trust, thereby enhancing access to these high-risk populations. HCC’s sensitivity to clients’ needs includes an understanding and respect for the social, linguistic, and cultural factors that affect HIV risk behavior and attitudes, working to overcome stigma and improve health outcomes.