Coronavirus (COVID-19) ALERT
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our agency is temporarily closed until further notice. If you would like any assistants, please call us at 414-344-6575. You will get direct to a live staff and they will be able to direct you to the proper staff. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you would like assistance after business hours 8AM to 4:30PM. Please call our hotline available 24/7 at 414-322-9522.
Youth programs are cancelled until further notice.
HAFA’s Food Pantry will remain OPEN as regular operation hours. Mondays 10AM to 12noon & Fridays 1PM to 3PM.
The Hmong American Friendship Association is a mutual assistance agency that was founded by and for Southeast Asian refugees in 1983. These refugees came together to help one another adjust to their new lives in the United states after fleeing their homes in Laos after the Vietnam War.
Southeast Asians have continued to arrive in Wisconsin as refugees. Between 2002 and 2016, 8605 refugees fled Myanmar (Burma) or Laos and resettled in Wisconsin. Most came to Milwaukee to start their new lives. Refugee families face both language and cultural barriers as they seek to become integrated into their new communities.
The mission of the Hmong American Friendship Association is to improve the self-sufficiency of the Southeast Asian community and to preserve and share its culture throughout the Greater Milwaukee Area.