NYC Announces $1.5 Million to Help Newly Arrived Haitians Migrants – Brooklyn Reader

BK Reader
Local News for Brooklyn, by Brooklyn
The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs on Wednesday announced that the City will provide $1.5 million in funding to assist newly arrived Haitian migrants who are fleeing the country in response to the compounding crisis of natural disasters and political upheaval.
Many of these new arrivals are settling in the state of New York, which has the second-largest population of foreign-born Haitians in the United States.
MOIA, in partnership with the Haitian Studies Institute of CUNY Brooklyn, will distribute the funds to community-based organizations to ensure the City provides culturally responsive case management and immigration legal services in both Kreyol and French.
“We are excited to work with CBOs staffed by Haitian New Yorkers, and located immediately within our City’s Haitian communities, who provide daily support and services to their fellow community members including those who have recently resettled in New York City,” said Raquel Batista, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. 
Legal services will include assistance in accessing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and other humanitarian forms of relief, removal and deportation defense. Efforts will also include an anti-fraud and information messaging campaign across community & ethnic media. 
“After traveling across several miles and months to seek refuge in the U.S., thousands of Haitian New Yorkers need critical resources and supportive services to recover from the emotional, mental and physical toll of this ordeal,” said City Councilmember Farah N. Louis, whose district includes parts of Flatbush, which boasts the largest community of Haitians in New York.
Louis traveled recently with a small delegation of community leaders to meet some of the Haitian migrants in Del Rio, TX, where the migrants shared with the delegation their traumatic experiences.
“We saw firsthand the mistreatment they endured,” said Louis. “Now is the time for us to come together as a city of immigrants – in faith and love – to take the necessary action and help one another.”
Organizations scheduled to receive funding to help administer services include:  
·         Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York 
·         Caribbean Women’s Health Association 
·         Diaspora Community Services  
·         Flanbwayan Literacy Project  
·         Haitian Americans United for Progress (HAUP) 
·         Haitian American Community Coalition (HCC) 
·         Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees  
·         Life of Hope  

Your contribution is appreciated.
BK Reader is brought to you for free daily. Please consider supporting independent local news by making a donation here. Whether it is $1 or $100, no donation is too big or too small!
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

{{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. The server responded with {{status_text}} (code {{status_code}}). Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Learn More{{/message}}
{{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Learn More{{/message}}

Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing stories from around Brooklyn, delivered to your inbox each day.

Dear Brooklyn Readers,
If ever there was a takeaway from this topsy turvy life we’re living right now, it is that we are growing.

Launched in 2013, BK Reader (formerly The Brooklyn Reader) is an online hyperlocal daily news source reflecting the art, culture, business and lifestyle of the fastest-developing areas of Central and East Brooklyn.
This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. Visit our privacy policy and cookie policy.


What's your reaction?

In Love
Not Sure

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.