"We are Haitians on the move, moving fast and we are not going to stop"
The Haitian Resource Center (HRC) was established in March 2013 to provide
services to the growing and underserved Haitian population in Westchester County.
HRC operates under the auspices of the Thomas H. Slater Center, Inc.
Many within the Haitian Community face obstacles such as language, integration,
immigration, citizenship, access to resources, among others. We seek to break
down these barriers by providing direct services, referrals and advocacy. Currently,
· School Year and Summer Enrichment programs for children K-5
· Referrals for immigration and citizenship services
· Referrals for vocational and educational services
· Translation services to clients and service providers
· Cultural celebrations
HRC has formed partnerships with the White Plains City School
District, French American School, Hispanic Coalition, Empire Justice Center at
Pace Law School, Pace Community Law Practice, Westchester One Stop, and EOC of Westchester.
In August, we received our first grant from the City of White Plains Community Development Program to supplement the cost of a part-time program coordinator to maintain HRC’s office and supervise the Youth Enrichment Programs. Additionally Berkeley College provides us with three interns. However, HRC is heavily dependent on volunteers to carry out its many activities which are provided at no cost to the community.
Please consider making a contribution to HRC. Checks
should be made payable to the Thomas H. Slater Center/HRC.