Vision. Mission. Values.

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Vision. Mission. Values.

Our Vision

Everyone is empowered to live their American Dream.

Our Mission

Empowering immigrants and others to become self-sufficient, productive and civically engaged.

About Us

Founded in 1982 as a haven for immigrants and refugees, HUF has grown to serve diverse and multi-cultural working families from the United States as well as more than 25 other countries. We provide a range of wrap-around services to help more than 17,000 clients of all ages, from preschoolers to adults, successfully transition to a productive new life.

HUF offers 12 programs and services in four languages - English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Sign Language.

South Florida’s unique geographic location has made it a popular destination for Caribbean and Latin American immigrants, as well as others from throughout the world. Often arriving with little more than the clothes on their backs, a few dollars in pocket change, with no job, language, skills or understanding of the life that awaits them on America’s shores – they still come with hopes and dreams. Hispanic Unity of Florida is proud and grateful to be South Florida’s “Ellis Island” for new immigrants arriving in South Florida.

Our Values

Our values serve as a compass for our actions – Staff, Board of Directors and Volunteers.

  • Integrity & Transparency

    We are accountable for the highest standards of behavior and will act with integrity, fairness and openness in all our dealings.

  • Respect & Dignity

    We treat everyone as a worthy individual whose experience, point of view and defining factors are acknowledged, accepted and valued.

  • Accountability

    We are committed to using our resources efficiently, achieving measureable results and readily communicating with employees, the community, clients, supporters and partners.

  • Diversity and Cultural Awareness

    We are committed to embracing diversity, cultural awareness and non-discrimination. This promise is made to ensure that the message of acceptance and tolerance is expressed in everything we say and do.  

  • Commitment to Excellence

    We are committed to providing the highest standards of service and conducting business with integrity and fiduciary responsibility.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

    We embrace the power of working together for a common purpose and greater good.

Eugenio R. Torres, Founder of Hispanic Unity
shares HUF’s early years in his:
MEMORIES of FLORIDA

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Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.