Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) is a grassroots community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization strongly committed to strengthen and improve the quality of life of the Haitian Community in the Charlotte Metropolitan area and beyond.
Our mission is to help rebuild the Haitian Community in Haiti and in Charlotte.
We will accomplish our mission through education, social services, advocacy, community support, leadership development, community organizing, and by establishing alliances with other organizations in the community at large while promoting our heritage and more.
Sabine Guerrier grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but moved to the United States in 1985 to be closer to her mom and sisters. Sabine graduated from Washington Irving High School in Manhattan and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Bernard Baruch College in New York.
In 2003, Sabine moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to be closer to her sister. There, she attended Pfeiffer University and earned a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and Health Administration. In 2008, she went back to Haiti to serve as a Hospital Administrator where she catered to children who had Tuberculosis, were HIV positive, and suffered from malnutrition. After living in Haiti for one year, Sabine moved back to Charlotte. In the summer of 2009, she founded Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) to help give back to the Haitian community in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. However, after the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, the goals of the organization shifted to providing Haiti with relief efforts while continuing working with the Haitian community in Charlotte. In 2010, Sabine was named “Hero of the Year” by the Charlotte Observer newspaper for her work in the community and beyond. Through her leadership, HHFoH has seen new heights and is working hard to continue rebuilding Haiti and helping Haitians in Charlotte and the greater Carolinas.
Dr. Martineau Guerrier, MD
Dr. Jean Myrto Julien, MD
Hanslay St. Germain
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti (HHFoH) was founded in the summer of 2009 by Sabine Guerrier and other members of the community. After an earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the focus of the organization shifted to providing relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti, while also integrating the Haitian Community in Charlotte.
HHFoH has made about 10 trips since 2010 to help rebuild the healthcare system in Haiti. In addition to donating supplies; including an ambulance, basic necessities, and trailers full of equipment, HHFoH has also conducted medical trainings for nurses, we well as organized and facilitated mobile clinics in Cap-Haitien and other surrounding areas.
HHFoH has also hosted numerous events in Charlotte, including an annual commemorative event to remember the victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, as well as a collaborative event with the French American Chamber of Commerce.
Haitian Heritage & Friends of Haiti was founded by President, Sabine Guerrier
July 1, 2009
HHFoH partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide income tax training to the Haitian Community in Charlotte.
September 1, 2009
HHFoH held informational sessions with the Department of Social Services (DSS) & Mental Health Association (MHA)
November 1, 2009
HHFoH partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to hold the Community Relations Executive Seminar Training (CREST) workshop with the Haitian Community in Charlotte
January 1, 2010
HHFoH partnered with the American Red Cross to participate in a Donors Appreciation Day Event
March 1, 2010
HHFoH shipped and donated an ambulance to a hospital in Haiti
June 1, 2011
HHFoH conducted EMS training for medical and non-medical personnel at a hospital in Haiti
September 1, 2011
HHFoH hosted its 2nd annual commemorative event in remembrance of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
January 1, 2012
HHFoH provided a free healthcare clinic and distributed medicine to over 1,000 people in a rural area in Haiti
September 1, 2012
HHFoH hosted its 3rd annual commemorative event in remembrance of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
January 1, 2013
HHFoH began drafting and planning their new medical clinic, “Sante Se Richés”
January 1, 2014
HHFoH partnered with the French Alliance & French Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the International Day of Francophonic
March 1, 2015
HHFoH sent relief kits with food, water, health, hygiene and school supplies to Haiti every month for a year after Hurricane Matthew
October 1, 2016
HHFoH conducted a Medical Clinic in Haiti where 305 patients were treated in three days by our medical volunteers from the U.S. and Haiti
January 1, 2018