Nonprofit Organization 

30 años al servicio de la comunidad inmigrante en Nueva York

Purpose & Mission

Latin Women in Action, Inc. (also referred to as "LWA") is a comprehensive community based social service agency. Its mission and goals are to provide essential services to not only Latinas, but any family or individual seeking our help in New York City. LWA was founded in 1990 by Haydee Zambrana and other community women who saw a need to serve Hispanic women and families in the borough of Queens. Affirming the changing role of Latinas as we become an increasingly powerful political and economic force is an important part of Latin Women in Action’s Mission. We celebrate and promote family’s accomplishments and empowerment while at the same time, understanding the disparities between those empowered and the newly arrived who are in need of all basic services.

​​who we are