Haitian-American Organization For Women, Inc.
H.O.W. Inc. is a local nonprofit organization serving the South Dade community since 1989. Initially, its mission was to assist Haitian refugees in their journey towards successful adaptation in South Florida.
In the last three years (2007-2010), a new administration under the auspices of Cuckita Bellande has taken steps to restructure and reposition the agency to work more efficiently in a multicultural community and to strengthen the services offered.
Today, HOW’s mission is to provide economic avenues for underprivileged women and their families, particularly at-risk youth, and actively develop opportunities to enable them to participate in the economic mainstream of society.
HOW’s mission supports its vision of hope for the emergence of communities where women of all races and ethnicities contribute to the well-being and future growth of our society, with their families as active partners.