Learn about the history and
mission of Hope and Healing Family Center.
My name of Suzette Jules-Jack, in the early 1990s, God gave me the assignment of
opening a non-profit organization that I did not believe I could take on the tasks and
responsibilities. But thanks to my family and prayers I have been able to see this
organization materialize. Between my husband and my daughter Adline many days in
the beginning stages of doing research, I did not think I was ready to take on the task
at hand and was ready to give up. My family will sit with me to encourage me, and help
me to understand the work and the responsibility I had to undertake. My daughter
Zomayra is the one that kept me laughing to keep me from crying all the time.
I enrolled at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), formerly known as
Audrey Cohen College, for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees it was there
I had the opportunity to discuss with my instructors the assignment I had received
from the Lord. My professors began to also encourage me and walk me
through the steps I need to take.
Professor Jose said don’t rush anything take your time everything is new to you,
you need to take your time and make all the necessary decisions before rushing
into things. Before my mother and daughter Adline passes away, my mother gave
me a book on the principles of leadership it helps me keep the focus on the tasks
I have ahead of me. My mother and my daughter did not live to see me finish the
MPA program or give the organization a name. But I must say thanks to both of
them and family support I completed the first half of my assignment.
After several years of discussions with my professors, family, friends, and neighbors
in conjunction with research I created the organization entitled: “Hope and Healing Family Center Inc. (HHFC). HHFC is a non-profit organization established September 14, 2014. I created, HHFC to provide the following services: Community Birthing Services (CBS), Case Management, Postpartum, Birth Plan Support, Physical and Emotional Support, Assistance with un-medicated births, Breast Feeding Assistance, and Internship/Volunteer to college students and people who want to give back to the community. HHFC is also home to the first Brownsville Breast Milk Depot in the community.
I give God thanks for the family He provided for me. Due to my family support, I am in the second stage of my assignment.
Here are some of the God-given principles I work with. This is what made me the person I am today.
Here are Seven Essential Principle of Leadership
Discipline: without this essential quality, all other gifts remain as dwarfs: they cannot grow
Vision: people of vision gauge decisions on the future; the story of the past cannot be rewritten
Wisdom: is the faculty of making the use of knowledge
Decision: when all the facts are in, swift and clear decision is the mark of a true leader
Courage: leaders require courage of the highest order
Humility: is the hallmark of the spiritual leader
Integrity and Sincerity: this two qualities of leadership were part of God’s law for the Israelites (Deuteronomy 18:13).
I envisioned that my calling in life is to be a source of hope, change, and strength. I wanted to be a vessel that would resonate soundly not only in Brooklyn but more importantly throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City.
MISSION & MANDATE
Mrs. Jules-Jack is aware of the substantial challenges that lie before her in order to transform her dreams into reality. She soon realized there is no better time than now and is determined to move forward and ensure HHFC's mission is seen in everything done for clients. Mrs. Jules-Jack is passionate about the Community Birthing Service which provides services to expecting women and their families. The mission statement for is: “to improve the quality of life by strengthening, empowering and educating underserved families throughout Brooklyn communities by providing services to address maternal and early childhood health disparities."
The vision to provide long-term comprehensive care delivery services to the underserved population in the Brownsville, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant and other low-income neighboring communities so they can better support themselves to a more meaningful and productive lifestyle.
The sole objective of the program is to ensure that the family unit will remain intact. This could be done in various ways but one way that sparks particular interest in Mrs. Jules-Jack is to apply a “Whole Family and Holistic” approach to caring for the children and families.