HAP is a grassroots based organization
HAP is a grassroots organization working in rural and urban areas in Western Colorado, including Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Gunnison Counties.
To provide leadership development, community organizing, and the provision of key services for immigrant integration.
HAP envisions Western Colorado communities where cultural diversity is celebrated, and where immigrants actively contribute to change for a more just and equitable society.
HAP believes that society and its institutions should be based on the principles of equality and solidarity so as to respect the dignity and human rights of every human being.
What does HAP do?
Facilitates local grassroots committees in Grand Junction, Montrose and Gunnison, promotes opportunities for members to develop leadership through involvement with local initiatives, coordinates with partner organizations, and works on local and statewide campaigns that address issues impacting minority groups.
Offers immigration legal guidance to low-income families and individuals with their immigration forms including, but not limited, to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family based petitions and Citizenship.
Coordinates with regional and statewide organizations that work on pro-immigrant reforms and policies which provides opportunities for HAP leaders to play an active role in working for a safe and inclusive community for all.
COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
The staff and leaders provide information and referrals including but not limited to healthcare, education, immigration, labor, social services and victim’s protection.
Builds relationships between immigrant and receiving communities, focusing on creating a common ground and understanding the immigrant issues through media, public events and outreach to diverse community stakeholders.