HAPHI is a minority run, non-profit agency dedicated to providing members of the Haitian-American community in Metro Boston with culturally and linguistically accessible information and services to improve their health and wellbeing. Located in Mattapan, HAPHI was founded in 1989 by a group of Haitian-American health care professionals to address pressing public health issues confronting Boston’s Haitian community.
I thank our board of directors for giving freely of their time to lead this organization to a successful path. I extend my special thanks to our employees who are being asked to do more with less as they deliver our many programs in the community. Our appreciation goes to our many funders who have stood by HAPHI’s capabilities to educate and serve the Haitian community and have provided the financial resources to execute the vital programs that our community is benefiting from: whether it is our after school program, our HIV education, opportunities for our mentally challenged children and their families, leadership development to our youths, English and citizenship classes, elder services, health education, immigration education for adults or just working in partnership with other agencies.