Haitian Help Center Opens in Brooklyn

By Katie Honan
|  Thursday, Jun 30, 2011  |  Updated 10:12 AM EDT
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Haitian Help Center Opens in Brooklyn

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Now there is a central location to get information.

For the over 100,000 Haitians living in New York City, there is now a center in Brooklyn to get help related to the earthquake that struck the small Caribbean nation.

Gov. David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Friday that the National Guard Armory, located at 1579 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights, will serve as a one-stop location for a variety of needs.

The new resource center will offer a range of services, including grief counseling and assistance on applying for temporary protected status for Haitians in the country illegally as of Jan. 12.

Creole-speaking interpretation will also be available.  The center will not take donations for earthquake victims, but it can recommend organizations to give to.

The center will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on ways you can help the earthquake victims in Haiti, check out NBC's help page

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