Hmong American Partnership (HAP) was founded in 1990 as a Hmong community-based organization that would draw equally on the strengths of the Hmong culture and those of other American communities. HAP's mission is: to help Hmong grow deep roots in America while preserving the strength of our culture.
In its first thirteen years, the agency has grown from a small organization focused on basic refugee resettlement issues to an established provider of comprehensive, culturally appropriate social services. HAP is one of the largest Hmong refugee agencies in the U.S., and now works with Hmong families not only as refugees but as both permanent residents of the U.S. and contributing members of the larger community.
HAP's goals are to:
1. assist Hmong adults in gaining English language and job skills,
and finding and retaining employment;
2. prevent Hmong youth involvement in drugs and crime, while
helping to improve their academic achievement;
3. help Hmong parents increase their confidence and ability to
communicate with their children;
4. educate health professionals, community leaders, and the broader Hmong community
on disparities of access and understanding mental health; and,
5. play a leadership role in community and economic development, which will be furthered by
the new facility (Hmong American Center) on St. Paul's East Side neighborhood. – less–ZoomInfo