Coping through tragedy: Haitian American Caucus Hosts Holiday Party to Promote Familial Support for Children Affected by Crisis

Haitian American Caucus's Children's Holiday Party

Coping through tragedy: Haitian American Caucus host holiday party to promote familial support for children affected by crisis.

It’s been a rough few weeks for many New Yorkers between Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that pummeled the tri-state area late October. However, with the holiday season on our heels, many are determined not to let the difficulties of the times wear down on their spirits.

The Haitian American Caucus (HAC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a platform to empower Haitians and Haitian Americans in New York, is hosting a holiday party on Dec. 15 that’ll feature innovative ways to celebrate the holidays with your children during these hard times.

“The purpose of this party is to increase ways in which parents and caregivers can support their children’s emotional, physical and social development in a fun interactive way despite their crisis,” HAC said.

Co-sponsored by Urban Santa, Project Sunshine and NYU the party aims to provide support to struggling Haitian-American families with children 12 years or younger who have been affected by crisis, HAC said. With the added devastation due to Hurricane Sandy we aimed to focus particularly on those directly impacted by the storm.

For more information contact: 616-HAC-5782


The Haitian American Caucus is a coalition movement to improve the lives of the Haitian-American community and its allies. Since 2003 the Haitian American Caucus has supported the functioning of Ecole Shalom, a primary school in Croix-Des-Bouquets, Haiti. After the devastating earthquake in January 2010, HAC expanded its educational efforts in Haiti to promote comprehensive community development.

HAC-Haiti seeks to provide the tools, skills and venue for individuals to take control of their destiny. We believe that by educationally, economically and socially, empowering women, children and families, we can create strength that will build a better Haiti.

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