Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB)
AFAB-KAFANM Programs and Services
Housing and Housing Advocacy
KAFANM provides six housing units, one transitional unit, and a community center. AFAB assists newly arrived Haitian immigrants in applying for public housing benefits and facilitates workshops on housing issues such as tenant rights, home buying, etc.
Our adult education programs provide individuals with the fundamental skills necessary to secure gainful employment and to better integrate themselves into society.
Our youth programs enrich the lives of our students through the delivery of solid academic and social skills. They prepare students to face life's challenges and bridge generational and cultural gaps within the Haitian community.
Domestic Violence Prevention
AFAB affirms the right of abused women to be safe and to prosecute their offenders when necessary. A cornerstone of our mission, domestic violence prevention advocacy programs provide essential support to domestic violence survivors and their families while they attempt to regain control of their lives. In collaboration with CCHER and other Haitian agencies, AFAB also works to educate Haitian women on the link between HIV and domestic violence. The Haitian Round Table on Domestic Violence meets every first Wednesday of the month with different providers joining forces in the fight against domestic violence.
Outreach: The outreach program focuses on a large number of individuals who normally don't participate in community events.
Legal Services Project: Our pilot legal project provides advocacy clinics on general legal immigration issues and seeks to establish a pro-bono panel of lawyers in the Haitian community.