About Us

About Us

HAP staff at 2019 Hmong MN Day

HAP staff at the 2019 Hmong MN Day at the Minnesota State Fair.

HAP is a nonprofit social service and community development organization that addresses the needs of more than 25,000 immigrants and refugees across the Twin Cities. We provide support through culturally sensitive programs in five key impact areas: Workforce Development, Economic and Community Development, Children and Family Services, Health and Wellness, and Social Enterprises.

Founded in 1990 as a refugee resettlement organization for the growing Hmong community, HAP is uniquely positioned to serve the broader immigrant and refugee community. Our staff has the combined expertise to serve people from 18 nationalities, while our President and CEO, Bao Vang, is herself a Hmong refugee who fled a Thai refugee camp with her family following the Vietnam War. Many of our staff share that same legacy.

HAP is also an affiliate of OIC of America, a national network of organizations that help people of all races and backgrounds become productive, more fulfilled members of society. Through this affiliation, we leverage technical assistance and a proven program model to more effectively fulfill our mission: to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential.

Please contact us by phone at 651-495-9160 or by email at info@hmong.org if you would like to partner with us and help underserved members of our community move from poverty to prosperity.  


We are an equal opportunity employer/program provider.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

USDA Civil Rights Statement

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has developed a Civil Rights statement for use in its various programs. The purpose of the Civil Rights statement is to inform applicants, participants and potentially eligible persons of the policy of nondiscrimination and the procedure for filing a Civil Rights complaint to the USDA.

Sponsors are required to include the nondiscrimination statement on publications, websites, posters and informational materials mentioning USDA programs.

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Standard/Full Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Condensed Civil Rights Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.