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Over 47 years, HAUP strives to respond to Haitian crises old and new | Part 1

Established in 1975, HAUP — based in Hollis, Queens — initially focused on immigration services for Haitian refugees being resettled in New York, many of them after arriving in Florida by boat. Made up of a few clergy members, advocates and volunteers at the time, HAUP primarily focused on providing clothing, food, shelter and employment in southeast Queens. Throughout the years, the organization has stuck to its original mission, while adding staff and programs to support the community’s assimilation.