FANM’s mission is to empower Haitian women and their families socially, economically, politically and facilitate their adjustment to South Florida.
Since its inception in 1991, FANM continues to make valuable contributions to Haitian women and their families. A private, nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, FANM is governed by a diverse Board of Directors comprised of a cross section of the community. Located in the heart of Little Haiti, FANM serves the needs of low income women and their families as well as victims of abuse, neglect, violence, discrimination and racism. FANM has a history of championing and advocating for the rights of those who have been underserved, marginalized, disenfranchised and discriminated against in South Florida.
Through our programs components we are able to assist families facilitate their adjustments in South Florida. FANM has three areas that it concentrates on in order to better accomplish its mission and these are: 1) Community Economic Development 2) Citizenship and Advocacy Program where FANM educates the members of the community on the importance of becoming a U.S. citizen and advocating for changes in the immigration law to address the status of Haitian immigrants; the third area is the 3) Family Intervention and Empowerment Programs where FANM collectively combines its resources to provide case management, domestic violence intervention, mental health counseling, social service information and referrals, parenting classes and anger management to individuals in need. Our support services include-health promotion and prevention, adult education and literacy and basic computer skills, an after-school program for children between the ages of 5-14 and youth development and leadership program.