Haitian-Americans United for Progress
Haitian-Americans United for Progress, Inc (HAUP) is a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to empowering and serving the community by providing a supportive environment through education, training, culture, networking opportunities, and other support services. It began as a volunteer-based organization to respond to the needs of a growing number of Haitian immigrants and refugees in 1975. Bishop Guy Sansaricq was one of the founders and its first director. He encouraged strong participation from the Sacred Heart faith community in Cambria Heights.
HAUP is one of the oldest community organizations servicing the Haitian diaspora. It has grown into a large multiservice community provider that continues to assist ALL in need and to help them become stable and productive.