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Welcome to the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia website.  We appreciate your visit and hope you will visit us again.  Please take a quick tour and let us know your thoughts.  We often send notices to Friends of HCP about urgent news, newsletters, social events, educational sessions, member news, and others.  May we ask that you take a minute to complete the contact/comment form to let us know your industry and types of news you would like to receive from us.  Your personal information will never be disclosed or sold to any organization.  Thank you again for visiting us.  

Free Immigration Session

Of February 3, HCP and AFRICOM held a free immigration and TPS session.  Lawyers, senior law students, and translators (french, creole and spanish) were present to offer guidelines to families about immigration but mostly to assist those who live in the US on a temporary visa, commonly known as TPS.  It was HCP’s 3rd event since last February 2017.

A fourth free immigration session will again be offered on March 17, 2018, from 100 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please help us to spread the word by sharing this information with anyone who is a TPS holder and is facing other immigration issues. 

Free Immigration Screening & Legal Clinic

A Free Immigration Screening & Legal Clinic will be held on February 3, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown to assist those who are living in the US under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
This clinic will be held at 6001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach 215-439-5409 or contact HCP.
This event is made possible through the collaboration of the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia and the Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM) of Philadelphia.

 

Y ap fè yon Depistaj imigrasyon gratis ak on klinik gratis nan 3 fevriye 2018, ki soti nan 3:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. nan Legliz Premye United Methodist nan Germantown pou ede moun k ap viv nan peyi Etazini anba TPS.
Klinik sa a ap fèt nan 6001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Si w gen nenpòt kesyon, tanpri pa ezite rele nan 215-439-5409 ou bien kontakte HCP.
Evènman sa a te posib nan kolaborasyon Kowalisyon Ayisyen nan Philadelphia ak Kowalisyon nan Kominote Afriken (AFRICOM) nan Philadelphia.

Gala 2017

It is with deep regrets that we inform our friends that there will not be a gala in 2017.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the gala will not be held this year.

We welcome any donations you may want to forward to us via paypal or by calling our main number (215) 439-5409.  We wish you wonderful year 2018 and thank you for your continued support.  

FREE Infant Vision Check

Please note that on Saturday, December 9, 2017, Salus University–Eye Institute division, is offering a FREE public health vision program for infants.  This event will be held between 9:30 a.m. and noon.  You must RSVP at www.SalusUhealth.com/infantSEE

  • FREE Breakfast;
  • Raffle Prizes;
  • Pediatricians will be present to answer your questions.

Job Fair

Please check out the Free Library of Philadelphia for dates on multiple job fairs that will be held throughout the City of Philadelphia.

The first event will be held on Friday, October 6, at the Paschalville Library from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The next job fair will be held on Thursday, October 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Regional Central Library, followed by a networking event until 8:00 p.m. Dress properly and bring your resume.

Jobs At the SBA

Please note that the Small Business Administration is offering temporary positions to help with the two crises caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  These jobs are mostly in CA, TX, and NY.  Please share this information with friends and family members.  Thank you.

Flag Day 4-day event

There is a 4-day Flag day celebration in the City of Philadelphia that requires the participation of all Haitians and all friends of Haiti.  We look forward to your support of all of them if possible:  

  1. Flag Raising in Philadelphia – first time event that the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia obtained permission from the City of Philadelphia to officially make May 18th, Haitian Flag Day in Philadelphia.  This important event will take place on Thursday, May 18th, at 12:30 p.m. in City Hall, northeast flagpoles. Lunch will follow the flag raising event. 

  2. Annual Fundraising event organized by the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia on Friday,  May 19;

  3. A day of fun and celebration of culture organized by HFDCP.  Come to the Philadelphia soccer team competition and award ceremony on Saturday, May 20th, at 9:00 a.m. 

  4. Art Music from Haiti – a concert to benefit the music education of Haitian children by the BLUME foundation and in conjunction with the Episcopal Church.  The FREE concert will be on Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m. at 38th & chestnut streets.  

Come in great numbers to celebrate the freedom our ancestors obtained for us with their lives.  

Fonkoze – Book signing

Friends, please join us at the book signing of Steven Werlin’s latest book “To Fool the Rain” on Monday, April 17, between 7:00 p.m.  and 8:30 p.m. at Haverford Friends Meeting, located at 855 Buck Lane, Haverfor PA  19041.  Steven is the Communication and Learning officer for Fonkoze program in Haiti.  He will be available for a Q&A.  If if it is your first time hearing about Fonkoze, well you are in for a treat.  This organization is a microfinance organization helping the poorest of the poorest women to achieving great business projects.  Read more at fonkoze.orgPlease come to support this book signing.  

Happy New Year 2017

Friends, we wish to thank you for making the year 2016 so successful.  How successful have we been?  Let us tell you.
  • Many individuals received free dental and vision care because we supported and encouraged major dental and eye surgeons with their personal missions in Haiti.
  • Many individuals received free healthcare because we were the channel of matching hospitals equipment and other items to the hospitals in both Haiti and in Africa as well.
  • Many children were fed, clothed, and had safe home because we identified non-profit agencies and encouraged you to support their work as well.
  • Many individuals are employed near the Cap Haitien town because we personally guided a company to establish their manufacturing plant in that area.
We could go on and on but YOU actually did all that.  So be proud of your accomplishments.  We wish to express our deepest gratitude for your continued support of the work of the Coalition.  May your wishes be realized in 2017.  Sincerely, thank you.

 

Thank you

We wish to thank all our supporters of the 2016 Gala.  You came in to support the work of the Coalition even during this cold night.  We work hard to serve those in need rain or shine as these people are in need rain or shine.  Please, if you were unable to attend the gala, please consider making a donation.  We thank you with deep gratitude on behalf of the people we serve.