Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston (AFAB)

Domestic Violence Prevention Forum, Aug. 6

Haitian Women of BostonHaitian Women of Boston (AFAB) will hold their annual Domestic Violence Prevention Forum on Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The forum, entitled "Healthy Families Ensure Healthy Communities," features workshops on "Protecting your body," "TPS (Temporary Protected Status): the future of Haitian immigrants," "Family Stabilization Team" and "Advocates navigating for DV clients in health centers & beyond." Mary R.Lauby, ED of Jane Doe, Inc. will give a keynote speech. All events take place at Codman Square Health Center's Great Hall (6 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA 02124). RSVP with AFAB by calling (617)287-0096 or emailing by July 29th, 2011.

Sponsored by The Haitian Round-table on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

"Share A Laugh" to Benefit AFAB, Apr. 21

Laugh your socks off while supporting Dorchester's own AFAB (Association of Haitian Women of Boston)! On Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 p.m., Community Works welcomes you to their 4th Annual Benefit of “Share A Laugh” with comedienne Wendy Liebman & Friends. Full of humor and fun, the show goes down at The Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA. Tickets are $25 and support AFAB or other Community Works members (select organization via drop-down menu when buying); they can be purchased at

Special ESOL Workshop @ AFAB, Apr. 19/20

AFAB (Haitian Women of Boston)Haitian Women of Boston (AFAB) will hold a special, two-day ESOL workshop on April 19 and 20. Lunine Pierre-Jérôme, Ed.D, will lead the class, which takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.  Dr. Pierre-Jérôme is a past recipient of AFAB's Haitian Women Achievers as well as the Drylongso Award from Community Change, Inc. She has taught at Cambridge College since 2005 and coordinates the ESL program.

AFAB is located at 330 Fuller Street, Dorchester, MA. RSVP for the workshop at 617.287.0096. You may email with questions.

Haitian Women of Boston (AFAB - Asosiyasyon Fanm Ayisyen nan Boston)

Mailing Address (if different than physical location): 

330 Fuller Street Dorchester, Massachusetts, 02124


(617) 287-0096

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST


AFAB's mission is to empower Haitian women by helping them develop their individual and collective capacity to improve social, economic and political status and thus be able to effect positive changes in their life and their families' lives.


330 Fuller Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
United States
Key Partners: 

Community Works

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

Call AFAB at (617)287-0096. For information regarding the annual regarding the Domestic Violence program, please contact Carmelle Bonhomètre, Program Director at (617) 287-0096 or

Key Programs Offered: 

AFAB's programs include: Housing: affordable housing, transitional housing, and housing advocacy; Domestic Violence: advocacy, education, and outreach; Haitian Round Table on Domestic Violence (1st Wednesdays); Adult Education: ESL and literacy classes, workshops, computer training, and personal finance and economic literacy classes; Radio Program (3rd Sundays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.); Youth Development including a Ayiti Demen cultural group (Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.), math tutoring with the Haitian Scientific Society (Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Young Women's Leadership Development; and a French class (Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m). In addition to the activities at our community center in Dorchester, AFAB conducts workshops and makes presentations throughout Boston, and in communities including Cambridge, Somerville, and Brockton. 

Annual Events:

  • International Women's Day (March)
  • Clergy Breakfast (June)
  • Domestic Violence Forum (August)
  • Fundraising Dinner (October)
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