Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB)
The Association of Haitian Women in Boston is a community-based grassroots organization dedicated to empowering low-income Haitian women and their children. We believe that everyone, regardless of race or sex, should have equal rights, and that women should have unlimited opportunity to develop as individuals, unhampered by social traditions.
We promote women's access to social and economic opportunities in order to expand women's knowledge; develop their abilities to be self-sufficient, independent, and confident; and empower women to take control of their destiny.
AFAB's programs include:
Housing: affordable housing, transitional housing, and housing advocacy;
Domestic Violence: advocacy, education, and outreach;
Adult Education: ESL and literacy classes, workshops, computer training, and personal finance and economic literacy classes that empower participants;
Youth Development: Sojourner after school program, Ayiti Demen cultural group, and Leadership Training for girls.
In addition to the activities at our community center in Dorchester, AFAB conducts workshops and makes presentations throughout Boston, and in communities including Cambridge, Somerville, and Brockton.