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Hope and Change for Haiti, in partnership with Dorcas International and through the initiative "We Are One Rhode Island - WER1", seeks to support members in the Haitian Community or other communities in Rhode Island who are affected financially by Covid-19. 


Eligible applicants will receive a fixed amount of $400 prepaid no fee debit card within 2-3 weeks that they can use for their most urgent financial needs. To be eligible to receive this fund, applicant:
     - Must be a Rhode Island resident
     - Can be undocumented
     - Has no or low income
     - Has lost income as a result of COVID-19 
     - Identifies a need for rent, food, or basic needs 
     - Is not receiving any government assistance (Federal Stimulus, unemployment, Social Security, SNAP Food Benefits, ...) 


Please use the form below to apply for cash assistance. Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee that you will receive cash assistance, we will contact you by phone to answer any of your questions.

Note: Form is also available in Haitian Creole / Fom sa a disponib tou an Kreyol. Kontakte'n pou nou voye'l pou ou.


US 2020 Census Awareness Campaign in the Haitian Community

Who we are

Hope and Change for Haiti-HnC is a 501(c) 3 organization based in Rhode Island. We advocate for women and immigrant rights and promote cultural awareness. In Haiti we invest in community development with a focus on water, housing, education, and microfinance in the rural of the country.

Hope and Change for For Haiti focuses on empowering Haitians and finding sustainable solutions to issues in the country.


We work to improve the quality of life in the community and contribute to the effort of rebuilding and alleviating poverty in Haiti. We seek to create infrastructure to meet people basic needs.


Bring positive social and economic change through sustainable projects and advocacy.

Core Values

We commit to a community-centered, volunteer based model of development. In other word, the people do the work. We believe in building relationship and in empowering local people to become leaders.

Meeting with Congressman Jim Langevin to discuss Humanitarian and political crisis in Haiti

We were joined by other Haitian community leaders in RI to meet with Congressman Jim Langevin on November 7th, 2019 to discuss about ways Congress can contribute in bringing peace and stability to Haiti as the county has been experiencing a chaotic humanitarian and political crisis for the past 8 months. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful Congressman representing the state of RI in Washington.


© 2019 by Hope & Change for Haiti

Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!